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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

If you were in a car accident that involved a driver who was driving under the influence, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for your damages. A Kansas City DUI accident attorney can pursue all legal avenues to maximize your compensation.

If you have been injured in a DUI accident, you need an experienced Kansas City DUI accident attorney. Brown & Crouppen has a team of attorneys experienced in negotiating with insurance companies and filing DUI accident lawsuits in Kansas City including Crestview and Raytown.

We treat our clients with respect and individual attention. We understand that you have already been through a stressful ordeal, and we will make getting compensation for your injuries as straightforward as possible.

Our results speak for themselves. From car and truck accident victims to victims of Uber accidents, we have successfully represented many clients involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Missouri law doesn’t give you much time to demand compensation for your injuries, so get a free case evaluation today to find out how Brown & Crouppen can help you.

I hired Brown & Crouppen when a drunk driver hit me last year while I was driving home from work, totaling my car and causing me injury. Each step of the way, I was met with care. From the intake process and gathering of information until the end which was the delivery of my settlement. Deborah Doak was my attorney and Amber my paralegal. Both did an excellent job. All of my questions, phone calls, and emails were answered right away. They managed all of my medical bills and claims, which was a relief as I saw a few different doctors and expected to pay out of pocket for copays. They set it up so I didn't have to worry about that while I was in treatment. The property damage specialist walked me through getting a rental car and what to expect from the insurance inspection process. The medical coordinator at the firm helped me find a physical therapist close to my work and also a therapist to help me process the PTSD I experienced after the accident. Both accepted my insurance and agreed to lien based copays. I felt as if I had a real team of compassionate professionals on my side. My settlement far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Brown & Crouppen- they are simply the best.


After a DUI accident, you must take certain steps to protect yourself. Your top priority after a DUI accident is seeking medical care for your injuries. A thorough medical exam will ensure that all your injuries are treated swiftly and appropriately, and your medical records will support your legal claims.

Beyond that, you’ll need to file a police report and gather information from others at the scene. Be careful about what you say in the aftermath of the accident, as insurance companies and the at-fault driver can use your statements against you during negotiations and litigation.


Our Kansas City car accident attorney will calculate the value of your case and let you know how much you can sue for based on

The circumstances of your case.

  • Seek medical attention.
  • Call 911 or file a police report.
  • Watch what you say.
  • Get contact information from the other driver and all witnesses.
  • Retain legal counsel.

Once you are medically stable, contact a Kansas City DUI attorney at Brown & Crouppen. A DUI injury lawyer can protect your right to compensation for your damages, whether or not you later decide to file a lawsuit.

And if you do choose to file a lawsuit, time is of the essence. You only have a certain amount of time — called the statute of limitations — to file a claim for a DUI accident, so do not delay.


Drunk driving is the subject of massive public education campaigns for a reason — because it is extremely dangerous. The statistics below demonstrate just how dangerous drunk driving is:

Alcohol severely limits a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Many people do not realize how quickly alcohol affects driving ability. According to the CDC, you can expect to see the following effects after drinking:

  • After just two drinks — still below the legal limit for many people in most states — a person loses some of the coordination necessary to drive.
  • After three drinks, a person has difficulty steering and responding to emergency driving situations.
  • After drinking enough just to exceed the legal limit, a person can expect problems with concentration, perception, short-term memory, information processing, and speed control.
  • After drinking well over the legal limit, a person will have trouble maintaining lanes, braking, controlling the vehicle, and keeping their attention on driving.

Widespread public awareness campaigns have resulted in a decrease in drunk driving, but unfortunately, it remains all too prevalent. Nearly a quarter of respondents to a survey conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, USA Inc. reported that they had driven while over the legal limit at least once in 2021, a significant increase from previous years.

And driving under the influence was one of the most common reasons for arrest in 2019, according to the FBI.


Because of the effects of alcohol on driving ability, car accidents involving an impaired driver are often more significant than other car accidents. Some of the injuries that can result from a serious car accident include the following:

Unfortunately, in many cases, drunk driving kills. Lawsuits in those cases are for wrongful death.


If you file a DUI accident lawsuit, you might be compensated for your damages. Like victims of other car accidents, you may sue for the following types of damages:

  • Medical bills — both past and future — including surgeries, procedures, therapies, hospitalizations, doctor visits, and more
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
  • Loss of normal activities
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death
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Get started with a free consultation with one of our skilled Personal Injury Lawyers today.


Your damages from a DUI accident may be covered by your car insurance or the car insurance of the at-fault driver. But there are many reasons that you cannot rely solely on insurance coverage following a DUI accident, including:

  • Your insurance company does not always represent your best interests.
  • The most an insurance company has to pay you is determined by the coverage limits of the plan, not the actual amount of damage.
  • Some drivers are uninsured or underinsured.

Dealing with insurance companies can be complicated. Don’t go up against these multi-billion-dollar companies alone. At Brown & Crouppen, we work on a contingency-fee basis, so you have nothing to lose by enlisting our support today.


Many people think hiring an attorney is necessary only if you wind up in court. But in a DUI accident, an attorney can do much more than represent you at trial, beginning with investigating the accident and collecting evidence.

In addition, a personal injury attorney is invaluable when dealing with insurance companies.

Let an experienced DUI accident attorney from Brown & Crouppen:

  • Initiate the claim process and identify the other driver’s policy
  • Communicate with the adjuster
  • Negotiate a fair settlement

We have the skills, resources, and relationships with insurance agents that can speed the claims process and maximize your recovery.



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