Alcohol-Related Accidents

Alcohol-Related Accidents Alcohol and operating vehicles don’t mix. Alcohol and minors don’t mix and alcohol and already-intoxicated people who then drive don’t mix. While the constant in all these circumstances is alcohol, there are many different legal relationships which arise from the consumption or furnishing of alcohol. In our law practice, we have experience in all these areas. The law prohibits furnishing alcohol to minors because there has been a legal, statutory determination made that individuals under the age of 21 do not have the physical or emotional maturity to handle the consequences of alcohol consumption. Anyone, be it a business or an individual, who provides alcohol to minors can be held responsible for damage caused by those minors. Businesses can also be held responsible under the law for furnishing alcohol to persons who are already intoxicated who then cause damage to others. While our state legislature has enacted a ridiculous law that on it’s face seems to protect bars and restaurants except for the most outrageous conduct, the Indiana Supreme Court has recently rendered decisions which indicate it recognizes that the law is misguided, and has provided other avenues for pursuing such businesses for their misconduct. We are very familiar with these cases, and recognize how devastating these accidents can be to innocent victims of the effect of mixing alcohol and driving, be it by underage drivers or adults. We then work hard to present to the insurance company or the jury if necessary, the full impact and magnitude of the losses caused by this misconduct.

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog - Alcohol-Related Accidents
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My 15-year-old son suffered a life-altering closed head injury that left him disabled for life when he was injured in a truck accident. I went to Mike Miller for help. Mike and the law firm were the greatest people I have ever been around. Everything they did was excellent, above and beyond the call of duty. They were able to recover enough to let me leave my job and devote full time care for my son. To this day, they are more than happy to talk with me and take care of anything that comes up. J.M.
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Words cannot express how tremendously grateful my husband and I are to Nate and his team during the most difficult times in our lives. He walked us through every step with the up most respect, never hesitating to answer any and all questions, or simply giving us a word of encouragement. It was a relief to know that he was always on our side, fighting for our case and believing that it was worth fighting for. C.L.
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A patient with a stroke was not transferred to a hospital capable of treating her. The client said, "We worked with Brad Kallmyer who was phenomenal. He listened well and was very thorough and professional. I give all the credit to Brad. The staff was very kind, very understanding. They made my mom feel important. Brad's integrity and the firm came through for us. They were great." C.M.
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Scott did a truly amazing job for us. It was not just about the legal work; he was there for us every step of the way. From rehab, through settlement and even making sure appropriate financial arrangements were in place for the future. He went to bat for us with health care providers and workman's comp people. He fights for what is right. He really cared about what happened to my husband. Now, he will be taken care of for the rest of his life. T.R.