Injured By A Drunk Driver? We Can Help You.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in Hawaii, you have legal options. Drunk driving cases involve more than just a drunk driver — where the drinking took place, who provided the alcohol, whether the driver was of legal age and other factors may be involved. At the law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, we are experienced in dealing with serious injuries following an accident involving someone driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI).
Helping You Seek Compensation After A Drunk Driving Accident
An individual who is injured by a drunk driver can seek compensation to cover accident-related expenses such as:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitative costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
The person who was drinking and driving likely also will be criminally prosecuted for DUI/DWI.
Dram Shop (Liquor Liability) Laws In Hawaii
The person who decided to drink and drive is ultimately responsible for his or her actions. However, a business that serves liquor such as a bar, restaurant or nightclub may be liable if it serves alcohol to an intoxicated driver.
This office established Hawaii’s dram shop law in a case where a man was killed by a drunk driver who was served too many drinks at a bar. We also established the law that employers that serve too much alcohol to employees are responsible for resulting drunk driving injuries. Our law firm can help determine if a bar, restaurant or hotel also may be responsible for causing the car accident. If so, we can guide you in taking appropriate legal action.