Digging Deeper to Protect the Rights of DUI Victims
Drunk driving is a serious problem across the nation. It is one of the leading causes of serious injuries or death on the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, somebody in the U.S. is killed in a drunk driving accident approximately once per hour.
If you or a loved one has been devastated by a drunk driving accident, the Charleston lawyers at Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A., can help you obtain the financial recovery you need to get your life back in order. Our firm has protected the rights of injury victims in South Carolina for more than 40 years. With more than 100 years of collective experience, our lawyers have the litigation experience and legal know-how to make a positive difference in your life.
Identifying Every Potentially Liable Party And Holding Them Accountable
In a drunk driving case, obtaining full recovery often requires digging deeper to discover which other parties should be held liable. Of course, the drunk driver bears grave responsibility, but others may also be at fault — for example, the establishment that served the driver alcohol or the driver’s employer. If the driver was a minor, the parents may be liable for negligently entrusting the vehicle to him or her. Seeking justice thus requires investigating many potential avenues for recovery.
Our attorneys have extensive experience obtaining compensation for victims of drunk driving. Our founding attorney, Mark C. Tanenbaum, handled one of the first dram shop cases in the state. We will leave no stone unturned in fighting for your right to fair compensation.
What the Jury Needs to Hear
Our firm enjoys a national reputation for our unwavering advocacy in trial. We understand what types of evidence the jury needs to hear or see in car accident cases to return a favorable verdict.
We regularly work with a network of expert witnesses, such as forensic chemists and pathologists, to bolster clients’ cases. Through the work of these experts, we can establish:
- A timeline for the driver’s consumption of alcohol or other intoxicants
- Which intoxicating substances were involved
- The amount of intoxicating substances in the driver’s system
These factors can help define the responsibility of those who were not at the scene of the accident.