Fayetteville Drunk Driving Accidents
At Maurer Law, we remain steadfast in our commitment to working with those who need our help the most in Fayetteville, NC and the surrounding areas. Often, this includes people who were catastrophically injured or killed in a Cumberland County drunk driving crash. We know the devastation that can happen because a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs struck a motorist, pedestrian, or motorcyclist in a wrong-way accident, a head-on collision, or some other type of traffic crash.
Led by Fayetteville drunk driving accident lawyer Mike Maurer, our North Carolina personal law firm is known for taking on the challenging cases that other law firms are too intimidated to pursue and achieving outstanding results for our clients. Call 844-817-8058 so that we can help you explore your legal options.Retain a Skilled Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer Knowledgeable About the Fayetteville Area
North Carolina traffic crash victims have three years from the date of the DWI accident to file an injury claim. Meanwhile, the statute of limitations for a family that has lost a loved one in a drunk driving collision to file their wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of death.
The sooner you have experienced legal representation zealously advocating for you, the more time there is for your attorney to conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence, talk to witnesses, consult with experts, and prove that you are owed damages, including medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other losses.Holding All Responsible Parties Liable for Drunk Driving Injuries and Deaths
Sometimes it is not just the drunk driver who can be held liable for a victim’s traffic injuries.
In early 2021, Maurer Law resolved a case involving a young man who was driving home after work on All American Freeway when a drunk driver who was travelling the wrong way collided head on into our client. Both vehicles were unrecognizable after the collision. The drunk driver walked away, but our client was nearly killed.
The victim airlifted to UNC Chapel Hill where he spent weeks in intensive care. He was left with permanent injuries, scarring, and disability. After diligent, persistent investigation, we discovered that before the accident on the day of the DWI crash, the drunk driver’s employer found him passed out in his car but took no action.
We filed a case against both the drunk driver and his large, powerful corporate employer, who played games, delayed, and hid the ball from us for over two years. After making our final trial preparations and making it clear that we were ready to present the case to the jury, the employer and insurance company decided to throw in the towel and settle.
The settlement amount was an astounding 1300% higher than the corporate employer’s initial offer and far more than what our client ever expected.
This case is a good example of solid investigation, teamwork, patience, and showing big corporations and insurance companies that we will deploy all necessary resources to fight for our clients and take cases to trial. It also exemplifies how Fayetteville drunk driving accident attorney Mike Maurer, who is a former defense lawyer for insurance companies and an ex-police detective, harnesses all his knowledge, experience, and expertise to build a solid case for each of his clients.
Please see our client’s 5-star review, in addition to the other 61 five-star reviews about our firm on Avvo.com.Fayetteville Dram Shop Cases
Maurer Law represents clients involved in Dram Shop cases. Under North Carolina law, the host of a party or the owner of an establishment can potentially be held responsible if they served alcohol to someone who was visibly under the influence that they knew was going to drive a vehicle.No Cap on Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Lawsuits
Fayetteville, NC drunk driving accident lawyer Mike Maurer always conducts his own investigation into the accident rather than merely relying on the police report. He knows the tactics insurers will use to avoid paying victims what they are owed, and he protects his clients from such maneuverings. This includes making sure that, when warranted, the liable party pays punitive damages. Although North Carolina places a $250,000 cap on punitive damage awards in personal injury cases, if a drunk driver was involved, that cap goes away and there is no limit placed on the amount.Seasoned Fort Bragg Drunk Driving Accident Law Firm
Maurer Law represents military personnel, veterans, and their families in pursuing damages from the drunk driver responsible for their Fort Bragg motor vehicle injuries. We know that for military members, your drunk driving injury case will need to be handled very differently than if you were a civilian. Fort Bragg DWI injury attorney Mike Maurer has the experience and knowledge to represent you, as well as negotiate Tri-Care Medical Claims and Liens on your behalf.
Contact Maurer Law online or call 844-817-8058 today to request your free case consultation.