Drunk Driving Accidents

Protecting Your Interests & Bringing Drunk Drivers to Justice

Missouri drunk driving accidents are the leading cause of death for motorists each year. More than 40 percent of fatal Missouri car accidents involve a driver who had been drinking. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety reported that alcohol was involved in 358 of the state’s 878 traffic fatalities. Attorney Ryan R. Cox understands the pain, anger, and frustration a family faces when dealing with a serious or fatal drunk driving accident. We are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of families dealing with the senseless tragedy caused by a driver who has climbed behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

Missouri drunk driving accidents are often complex cases. Consulting a personal injury attorney or wrongful death lawyer at the earliest stage of such a case is the best way to protect your rights and the financial well-being of you and your family.

Too often, at-fault drivers in these cases lack insurance or do not have adequate insurance to compensate victims for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Insurance companies understand the enormous liability that results when one of their insured is accused of causing a serious or fatal drunk driving accident. Insurance executives and their attorneys will often begin moving immediately to limit liability. This may include offering to settle your case for what the agent claims is the maximum amount available under the policy.

Please do not sign any paperwork, accept any payment, make any statements, or agree to any terms with an insurance company until you speak to an experienced drunk driving accident attorney in St. Louis. In some cases, you may be able to make a claim against the at-fault driver’s assets. In other cases, it may be necessary to pursue a claim against your own insurance carrier.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Missouri drunk driver, please contact Attorney Ryan R. Cox at our law offices. We will personally meet with you, free of charge, either at one of our offices, at your home, or in the hospital.