average drunk driver settlement

No matter how alert and careful a driver is, a drunk driver still may injure them. Every day the lawyers of Harris Law Firm handle cases where drunk drivers caused accidents and injured others.

If a drunk driver has injured you or a loved one, we want to help you understand information regarding the average drunk driver settlement.

If I Am Hit by a Drunk Driver Is Settlement Possible?

If you get hit by a drunk driver, settlement may be possible if:

  • A person is driving drunk, which is inherently reckless; 
  • That drunk driver injures you; and 
  • Your attorney decides your case demonstrates sufficient facts for a lawsuit against that driver.

Your DUI (driving under the influence) accident settlement usually involves a payment to you, the victim, by the drunk driver or their insurance company, after negotiations. In this situation, you do not go forward to a final court judgment and may not involve the courts at all.

Let our attorneys decide if your case demonstrates sufficient facts for a lawsuit. Save all medical bills, police reports, and proof of all damages you suffered (missed pay, vehicle-related expenses, etc.), and we will review your claim. You may then be on the path to a drunk driving lawsuit settlement.

How Quickly Does a DUI Accident Settlement Take Place?

Harris Law Firm is experienced in drunk driver accident settlements. We have strategies to move your process along without ever compromising your interests. A settlement can take place at almost any point in time after the incident, including:

  • Before your attorney files a lawsuit;
  • After your attorney files a lawsuit but before they go to court; or
  • During the court proceedings.

While this flexibility exists, there is a statute of limitations regarding the time frame in which you must file a lawsuit in a drunk driving case.

Settlements often take place well before this time frame hits because if you are no longer able to sue, the other side has no reason to engage in settlement negotiations. Call us 662-962-6336 or visit our website to schedule a free case review to protect your interests.

What Is the Average Drunk Driver Settlement?

If you have been hit by a drunk driver and seek a settlement, you should know that there is no law guaranteeing a specific amount. In Mississippi:

  • There is no cap on the amount of compensation you can receive from your lawsuit; and
  • Settlements are based mainly on the degree of the physical and other injuries you sustain.

Reaching a settlement is a process without a guaranteed average settlement for a drunk driving accident. So how much settlement money should you expect if a drunk driver hits you? The range of settlement depends on numerous factors. The best way to estimate a reasonable settlement for you is to consult with a drunk driving accident attorney.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Drunk Driving Lawsuit Settlements?

You need an experienced attorney for your case. The legal complexity of drunk driver accident settlement cases is astounding, especially in light of Mississippi’s comparative negligence law, which allows you to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident.

Our reputable attorneys have the legal knowledge and skills of negotiation and investigation to represent you in a DUI accident settlement case. We’ll achieve your goals in the timeliest and most effective manner possible.

Harris Law Firm: Delivering Justice for the Injured 

For decades Harris Law Firm has provided sophisticated legal expertise throughout Mississippi and Arkansas. We concentrate on getting our clients the compensation they deserve. Don’t wait. Contact us now for a free case review.

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Noel Harris

W. Noel Harris, founder of Harris Law Firm, PLLC, is a distinguished personal injury attorney with a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Since 1981, he has been a dedicated member of the Plaintiff’s bar, specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability. Known for his profound legal knowledge and tenacious client representation, Noel has over three decades of experience, yielding numerous million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. His commitment to justice is reflected in his memberships in prestigious legal associations, including the Mississippi and Arkansas Bars, Mississippi Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association. Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and holding an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Noel’s expertise and ethical standards set him apart as a leading advocate for accident victims in Greenville, MS. Read

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