Drunk Driver Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Victims of DUI-Related Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, in 2013, alcohol-impaired crashes accounted for 31% of all traffic fatalities in the United States.  This amounts to one death every 51 minutes [1]. Drivers who are impaired either by alcohol or drugs are a danger to other drivers, pedestrians, and even themselves. Often, these drivers are found to be driving without either license or insurance and are in violation of the law just being behind the wheel, sober or not. Frequently, these are drivers who have been arrested and convicted for DUI/DWI on multiple occasions and have had their driving privileges permanently revoked.

Drunk Drivers Are Negligent Drivers

If you have been involved in an accident and the other party was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, that driver is to be considered negligent under the law. These drivers have a legal obligation to provide you fair and just compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, property loss, and other damages. Additionally, third-parties may have no small degree liability. These third parties may include bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, or other facilities that serve alcohol. These entities have a legal obligation to ensure that they do not serve an obviously-intoxicated patron.

Our Charleston DUI Accident Lawyer Experience:

Our personal injury lawyers in Charleston, SC have vast experience and will vigorously investigate your accident. If our investigation uncovers third-party involvement, we will pursue additional action against them in addition to the impaired driver. We will fight to help you receive fair compensation for your loss. We have handled numerous cases involving drunk or impaired drivers and are ready to go to work for you.

Free Consultation • Personal Injury Cases Handled on Contingency*

If you have been injured by a drunk or impaired driver, please do not wait to enlist the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Hughey Law Firm, we accept personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You will not be charged a fee unless we collect for you.

Serving All of South Carolina

South Carolina is unfortunately a place where numerous automobile and trucking accidents occur. Interstates 20, 26, 77, 86, and 96; US Highway 17 and other major roads converge. We handle cases throughout the State of South Carolina, including Charleston County, Berkeley County, Sumter County, and Dorchester County, as well as Moncks Corner, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Florence, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Hartsville, Orangeburg, Sumter, Williamsburg, Georgetown, Clarendon, Manning, Horry, Jasper, Allendale, Richland, Hampton, Darlington, Colleton and all other cities and counties. Our car accident lawyers will work with you on a contingency (no fee unless we collect)* to recover for you or your loved ones' serious injuries or wrongful death.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We do not charge attorney fees or costs until we help you recover money for your claim. A car accident lawyer from our team at Hughey Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina, looks forward to helping you with your accident.

*Fees calculated before expenses.

[1] "Traffic Safety Facts - Alcohol Impaired Driving",National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;December 2014;Viewed Sep. 6, 2015;