Drunk drivers in Illinois often face not only criminal prosecution (brought by the government) but also civil litigation (brought by the victim or the victim’s family). Typically, anyone harmed by a drunk driver, such as a pedestrian, motorist or passenger, can bring a civil action against the drunk driver to recover compensation for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. If the accident resulted in a fatality, the family and/or estate of the deceased may bring a wrongful death suit or survival action.
Under the Illinois Dram Shop Act, the victim of a drunk driving accident or his or her family may also sue third parties that provided the alcohol to the drunk driver, including bars, taverns and restaurants.
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