Sometimes before the haze off the initial injuries even wears off, victims of drunk drivers get thrown headlong into a world they don't understand and never wanted any part of: the legal system. They often find it doesn't work like they expected, and are shocked to find they can actually be at a disadvantage in getting a settlement to pay for their medical bills and injuries. In this brief video, South Carolina car accident attorney Rob Usry describes the double-sided aspect of your case, and how you can give yourself peace of mind navigating uncharted legal waters.

Here's a question we get sometimes. Can I sue a drunk driver for an accident? Yes. You’ve actually got two cases.

The first is the criminal case brought by the state to convict the DUI driver. But that case won't require him to compensate you for all your harm. Suing the DUI driver fills that gap by giving you the right to compensation. In the criminal case the state has a lawyer called a prosecutor, but that lawyer can't sue. well you can find all the fantastic reasons to hire an injury attorney on my website, the key reason is this: as it stands now the DUI driver has a major advantage over you because he is backed by a multi-billion dollar insurance company who's dead set on doing one thing. Which is beat you down into a cheap settlement. An experienced DUI crash lawyer can give you vital guidance on a solid settlement value.

You'll need to find one who's experienced and find an evidence to support punitive damages, which can increase the amount of your settlement even if you're not hurt.

We Recommend You Talk To A DUI Crash Attorney

Don't cheat yourself hire an experienced professional on your side to level the playing field and go on the offensive. If you're ready to get started with a free strategy session or just want some questions answered, fill out a get help now form on our website and you'll get responses from an experienced DUI crash attorney. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.

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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.