Wichita DUI Injury Victim Attorney
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
Driving under the influence (DUI) is the leading cause of road fatalities in America, causing injury to thousands of innocent people every year. These preventable collisions can change a person’s life in an instant, causing life-threatening injuries and costly medical expenses.
Luckily, compensation for these injuries can sometimes be sought with the assistance of an experienced DUI accident attorney. If an impaired driver should ever cause you harm in a collision, Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC is here to help.
Our tenacious and skillful Wichita DUI accident with an injury lawyers are prepared to make every effort to ensure that a fair settlement is reached for your case. Having proudly provided exceptional legal representation since 1979, we have established ourselves as widely respected and well-known legal professionals in the Kansas personal injury scene.
Recoverable Damages from DUI Related Crashes
If you are ever injured in a car accident involving a DUI, there are several types of damages that can be recovered with the help of an experienced DUI injury attorney. Depending on the unique circumstances of each case and the severity of your injuries, it is important to note that settlement amounts will vary.
Compensation can be granted for the following reasons:
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Loss of earning potential
With the assistance of a committed legal professional from our firm, we can bring a civil case against the intoxicated driver and vigorously fight to secure a favorable outcome for your case.
While no amount of money can ever fully compensate for the traumatic experience of a DUI collision, it is imperative that the responsible parties are held accountable for their wrongdoing.
What Is the BAC Limit for Kansas?
If you’re driving in Kansas and are 21 or older, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher.
For drivers under 21, Kansas has a zero tolerance policy if they are driving while drunk. Also, for commercial drivers (bus drivers, delivery truck drivers, semi drivers, etc.) it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC of .04% or higher.
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$34,000,000 Personal Injury
Mason v. Texaco, 948 F.2d 1546 (10th Cir. 1991). Otis Mason died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an industrial solvent and gasoline component, for which the jury awarded $34 million.
$23,600,000 Personal Injury
Darcy Aves was severely injured during birth, resulting in severe mental and physical retardation, blindness and seizures from Cerebral Palsy. Darcy’s twin sister, Danna, was born healthy. The jury awarded $23.6 million, the largest jury verdict in Kansas and one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the nation.
$15,000,000 Personal Injury
Graham v. Wyeth Labs, 666 F.Supp. 1483 (D. Kan. 1987). Michelle Graham had a severe neurological reaction to Wyeth Labs’ DPT vaccine and suffered severe brain damage. The jury awarded $15 million. Wyeth thereafter purified the vaccine.
$11,200,000 Personal Injury
O’Gilvie v. International Playtex, 821 F.2d 1438 (10th Cir. 1987). O’Gilvie died from Toxic Shock Syndrome after using Playtex super-absorbent tampons. The jury’s $11.2 million verdict led to the removal from the market of Playtex’s super-absorbent tampons and addition of warnings to packaging.