Legal Question in Personal Injury in Missouri

I was hit in my car by a drunk driver who then fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by police. By his own admission, he had multiple dui's and was driving a car from his employer, a local car dealership. My car is being repaired now and we have a $500 deductible on our insurance. They have assured me that once the police report is filed, they will go after the dealerships insurance to recover the $500 deductible as well as their $5000+ cost to repair my car.

My wife and I are wondering if we have any sort of a case against the driver or his company for letting a known drunk driver drive their vehicles. One last note; there were no injuries in the accident, just a large soda spilled all over the back of the car. :)

Asked on 8/09/11, 2:58 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Anthony Smith LawSmith

You may sue the driver and hsi employer for negligence. But, the problem is once yrou car is repaired or repalced, you have little or no damages. You could hold a trial and win a dollar. Frivolous case are frowned upon. If you prepare to sue the dealership, they make a settlement offer.

Good luck

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Answered on 8/09/11, 4:00 pm

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