Victims in DUI accidents quickly discover that criminal DUI charges against a drunk driver do nothing to recoup their own losses.
If you are the victim of a drunk driver, the DUI lawyers at Tipp Coburn & Associates can help you seek financial compensation.
Established in 1959, our Missoula, MT, practice has helped thousands of clients win justice and rebuild their lives.
Lives Lost in Montana As a Result of Drunk Driving Accidents
Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver? Request a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
While there's some satisfaction in seeing the state punish a drunk driver, a criminal drunk driving case offers no financial relief to victims after a car accident.
That's where the drunk driving accident lawyers at Tipp Coburn & Associates in Missoula, MT, can step in. We work to help victims in drunk driving accidents get the compensation they deserve and move forward on a sound financial footing. If you've suffered an injury, we can document your losses, both past and future, so that you receive maximum compensation in a drunk driving case.
To understand your rights in a drunk driving accident, contact our drunk driving accident lawyers at Tipp Coburn & Associates in Missoula to request a free, no-obligation consultation. You owe it to yourself and the people who depend on you to get a top attorney on your side. Leave us a message online or call:
"Bryan Tipp, Sarah Lockwood, and all of the staff at Tipp Colburn & Associates are top quality and incredibly dedicated. I can’t speak more highly of their dedication and passion for helping those in need." Elvis Nuno, 2020
We're Here to Maximize Your Compensation
If you've been injured in a drunk driving accident, our attorneys can help you recover from your losses. Damages you may be entitled to include:
- Medical bills and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Families of people killed by drunk drivers may also be able to recover damages for wrongful death, including:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of guidance and support
- Lost value of wages and benefits
- Funeral and burial expenses
Criminal vs. Civil DUI Accident Cases
While the state will criminally charge a drunk driver, victims need to bring a civil lawsuit to win compensation in a drunk driving case. Compare the criminal case to a civil lawsuit:
|Criminal DUI Cases||Civil DUI Cases|
|Party Who Brings Suit||State||Injured Party|
|Goal||To punish a drunk driver and deter future conduct||To provide financial relief to a victim for damages|
|Burden of Proof||Rests on the State||Rests on the Injured Party|
|Standard of Proof||Beyond a Reasonable Doubt||A Preponderance of Evidence|
|Remedy||Punishment, such as fines, jail time, loss of liberties||Injured party receives financial compensation|
You Deserve Compensation
"I can not say enough nice things about Brett and everyone else in the office. He actually listened to what I had to say, knew exactly how to help me, and took the time to walk me through my options and what needed to happen next. It's hard to know who you can trust and who's just telling you what you want to hear, but I never had any doubt Brett was giving me his honest opinion. I would never go anywhere else." Greg Fagenstrom, 2017