Who Can Sue in Iowa Drunk Driving Accidents and Whom Can They Sue?

When you or someone you love is injured in an Iowa car accident due to a drunk driver, you may feel angry that the negligent driver ever got behind the wheel of his or her car. The realization is that drunk driving accidents can be prevented if drivers who are intoxicated do not get into the driver's seat, and if those who are around the intoxicated person stop him or her from getting behind the wheel.

If you or a loved one is injured in a drunk driving accident victim in Iowa, you can sue the drunk driver for damages. Victims of drunk driving accidents have the right to bring a civil lawsuit against negligent drivers in order to seek damages. If your loved one died in a car accident as a result of a drunk driver, the heirs of the victim can bring a claim against the negligent parties involved.

Victims or their heirs can sue the following parties in Iowa drunk driving accidents:

  • The negligent drunk driver
  • The drunk driver's friend or passenger in the car
  • The bar or restaurant that served the driver too many alcoholic beverages
  • Limo services or taxi cab companies who drop the drunk driver off at their car
  • Other negligent parties involved

If someone is killed in a drunk driving accident, the victim's heirs have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver and/or any of the above mentioned parties if negligence can be proven.

Find out which parties can be held liable for your injuries and damages by calling a skilled Cedar Rapids accident attorney. Your Iowa personal injury lawyer may be able to help prove that the bar or other negligent party knew that the driver was too intoxicated to drive and should have prevented him or her from driving.

Call the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today to schedule your free legal consultation and find out your rights at (319) 866-9277.

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