Giving Peace Of Mind To Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents

When a drunk driver injures another person in a car accident, he or she may face both criminal and civil court proceedings. The criminal case is about punishing the drunk driver. The civil case is about compensating the victim.

At the Southaven law office of Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, we represent accident victims and family members of accident victims in North Mississippi and West Tennessee in civil claims against drunk drivers. We will take immediate action to protect your rights and ensure the responsible driver is held responsible in a civil action. You deserve to be compensated for your losses, and it is our job to ensure you receive the maximum amount you are entitled to by law.

Contact our firm online, or call 662-655-2115 today to schedule your free initial consultation. You will not be charged a fee unless we settle your case or receive a court judgment.

Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable

Our goal in a drunk driving case is to help you obtain justice in both the civil and criminal proceedings. We work with prosecutors to ensure that your voice is heard in court. In one of the cases we handled, our lawyers persuade prosecutors to increase criminal charges from DUI to DUI maiming when our client suffered a severe injury.

The victims of drunk drivers can obtain compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injury, and pain and suffering. Given the extreme recklessness of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Mississippi courts may also award punitive damages to the victim.

If the drunk driver is a wage earner, punitive damages can be taken from his or her wages, and in most cases this debt cannot be discharged by filing bankruptcy.

We Seek Compensation You Need

While some people may be fortunate enough to walk away from a drunk driving crash having only suffered minor injuries, not everyone is so lucky. Head-on collisions and rollover crashes caused by drunk drivers have been known to cause permanent and catastrophic injuries.

A victim suffering from serious injuries typically requires extensive medical treatments both short and long term. Expenses can add up; and in some cases, permanent damage can lead to a disability that could force someone out of work.

Seeking Compensation From All Avenues

Our lawyers seek every possible source of compensation for the innocent victims of drunk drivers. In Mississippi, bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to intoxicated patrons may be held responsible under dram shop liability laws.

When people are overserved at private parties, our lawyers may be able to obtain compensation from the homeowners insurance of the host.

Pick Up The Pieces With Our Help

For a free and confidential consultation, call our Southaven office at 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408), or contact us online to schedule an appointment. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.