Drunk or Impaired Driving Victims

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you know the toll it can cause on you and your family.  And the sad thing is that it is completely preventable.  That’s why our team of Springfield personal injury lawyers specialize in protecting victims of drunk driving and DUI crashes.  It is simply unacceptable and we will do everything in our power to put the pieces of your life back together, while holding the negligent party accountable for their actions that caused our client to be injured in a drunk driving accident.
We believe in this mission so strongly, in 2004 we started Missouri Safe and Sober, a non-profit educational program in more than 300 high schools in Missouri that teaches our youth the dangers of drinking and driving and DUI, in hopes to prevent future tragedies.
If you or a loved one consider yourselves DUI victims or DWI victims of a Missouri drunk driving accident or a Missouri drugged driving accident, contact Larson Law Firm today.

It won’t cost you anything to meet with a lawyer at Larson Law. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Missouri drunk or impaired driving accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will criminal charges be filed against the drunk driver?

They should; however, whether the prosecuting attorney elects to pursue criminal charges against a drunk driver is left to their discretion. At Larson Law Firm, we are civil lawyers who have the power to file a civil lawsuit to help our clients obtain justice. That is different from a criminal case. Whether we pursue a civil case for you does not depend upon whether criminal charges are filed. However, we will monitor any criminal charges brought against the drunk, and help you to cooperate in all ways necessary to assist the prosecutor with the criminal case.

What are punitive damages?

Punitive or exemplary damages are a measure of damages that can be awarded by a jury in those cases where a drunk driver recklessly or intentionally causes injury to or the death of one of our clients. These types of damages are awarded for two very important reasons: to punish the wrongdoer, and to deter drunk driving by sending a message to others that this community will not stand for this behavior.

Do I need a lawyer to help me understand the criminal justice system too?
Yes, but not all civil lawyers think it is their responsibility to help you with that. At Larson Law Firm, we guide you thought the criminal process, and are here to help you understand that case too.
The drunk driver's insurance company is calling me. Should I talk to them?

You do not have to talk to the other driver’s insurance company, and we suggest you don’t until you have sought the counsel of an attorney who is looking out for you. Insurance representatives have a job to do, and that is to represent the interests of their insured drunk driver. Anything you say to them could be used against you in court. It is better to have someone protecting your interests before giving statements.