Wisconsin Drunk-Driver Negligence Attorneys
Racine and Kenosha DWI Injury Lawyers
Fair compensation for injuries caused by a drunk driver on Wisconsin roads
Free consultation. No fee unless we win for you.
It takes only seconds to change a life forever...
An injury or death resulting from a motor vehicle accident is only made worse when the accident was caused by drunk driving. In Wisconsin alone, hundreds of people are injured or killed each year by intoxicated drivers and, in the United States it is estimated that a drunk-driver injury occurs every minute, accounting for tens of thousands of accidents that leave families struggling to cope physically, financially and emotionally.
After more than 70 years of personal injury lawsuit trial representation, the Milwaukee law firm of Domnitz & Skemp has earned a national reputation for compassionate, personal client service coupled with relentless, aggressive representation in the courtroom. When a drunk driver — especially a repeat offender — operates a motor vehicle and an injury results, it is not only the drunk driver who may be held liable.
What is "dram shop" responsibility?
Wisconsin and Illinois both provide for so-called "dram shop" liability, allowing the injured party to seek damages from bars, nightclubs, and individuals who continued serving an intoxicated individual who contributed to an accident. "dram shop" liability does not require proof of negligence. Rather, all that needs to be shown is that a person or organization served or provided the alcohol illegally, and therefore shares responsibility for the accident.
Insurance companies are profitable businesses that do not make money by paying out claims, especially in cases involving drunk drivers. Compensation for a wrongful death or serious injuries like brain damage and spinal cord injuries can be substantial, and they will do everything in their power to dispute your claim and compel you to accept a reduced settlement — or no settlement at all. At Domnitz & Skemp, our drunk-driving victim lawyers know the tricks and tactics used by the insurance companies, and we will not hesitate to present our case before a jury if it is the only way to secure maximum compensation.
Our reputation... Our results
Our reputation as aggressive, successful Wisconsin personal injury attorneys has led most of our cases to be settled by defendants quickly through negotiation rather than risk facing us before a jury. We are proud of our 70-year history of successful results, and we stand behind our clients throughout the sometimes confusing and intimidating process of filling a claim and seeking compensation.
A TRIAL STORY: In honor of Christy
Christy King was 16 years old, and like millions of American teenagers, she struggled with some issues. She was born, raised, and poorly educated on an Native American Reservation in her early elementary years. Although she stayed competitive through her junior high years, by 9th grade the holes in her early education were beginning to take their toll. In 1999 she enrolled in Bay View High School as a 9th grader and immediately was overwhelmed by the high school curriculum. As she began to fall further and further behind in school...( Read the whole tragic story of how Christy died and the lawsuit that ensued...)
CONTACT US: Free consultation
If you have been involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver (OWI / DUI), contact the Milwaukee law offices of Domnitz & Skemp immediately, before you speak to an insurance company. Your first consultation is free and there are no attorneys' fees unless we recover compensation for your claim.
We also offer other areas of personal injury and related practice, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, products liability, insurance disputes and bad faith, police misconduct, and medical malpractice.