Drunk Driving

Driving drunk is not only illegal, it is extremely dangerous. That is why our attorneys at Dunnigan & Messier, PC, offer relentless representation to victims of drunk driver accidents throughout Virginia.

Based in Newport News, our personal injury law firm represents individuals who have been seriously hurt and families that have lost loved ones in thoughtless and preventable drunk driving accidents.

Experienced and Aggressive Lawyers Back You Up After a Drunk Driving Accident

For nearly 40 years, Newport News drunk driving accidents attorneys Stephen A. Dunnigan and Marc P. Messier have helped injured drivers and pedestrians involved in serious motor vehicle accidents along major Interstates, including 64, 95, 264 and 664 as well as Routes 143, 60, 13, 17, 58, 5, 360, 460 and 60.

A person who has a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 is legally intoxicated, meaning he or she should not be behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this does not deter some people from selfishly starting their engines and taking a potentially deadly trip down public roads.

Often the insurance company will settle the claim if the intoxicated driver was clearly over the legal limit. However, if the driver’s coverage will not cover your damages, we will tenaciously pursue other avenues such as your uninsured/under-insured motorist policy or other claims against the negligent driver.

While accidents resulting from drunk driving are varied, common accidents usually involve:

  • Running a stop sign or stoplight
  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone collisions
  • Head-on collisions

Our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators, and we won’t back down until we achieve full and fair compensation for losses such as medical care, permanent disability, lost wages, pain and suffering and diminished enjoyment in life.

Our contingency fees: Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee to you unless we recover damages on your behalf.