In every single year, some people are victims of drunk driving and drug related accidents. The injuries are definitely life changing, and they affect hundreds of thousands of lives each year. This is how serious the case is and as lawyers, we ensure that the victims are compensated for the carelessness of the drunk drivers.
Effects of drunk driving
- Drunk driving leads to severe injuries to victims and sometimes death. These injuries can be life changing as victims can spend their lives disabled or nursing a severe injury such as TBI or spinal cord injuries. Disfigurement is also common and sometimes, doing simple tasks such as preparing a meal or climbing the stairs is impossible.
- The victims suffer from emotional distress since they have completely lost their quality of life.
- Financially, the victims have incurred medical expenses and other expenses that arise from surgeries, therapy and loss of income.
- Drunk drivers are not only responsible for the injuries of victims, they also can be charged for criminal offences because driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offence. There are cases where the driver knows the repercussions of his actions and can decide to flee the scene. This is surely going to affect his freedom once the police catch him or her.
How a lawyer assists a victim of drunk driving
If you or your loved one is a victim of drunk driving accident, you have the right to seek remedies through the assistance of a lawyer. We have the experience and expertise in handling these cases and ensuring that you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
First, we will arrange free consultation with you in order to understand the circumstances of the accident. We will also gather all the evidence including the individual or the business that served alcohol to the drunk driver and ensure that you are compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering. Since most states and provinces have a statute of limitation, we advise you to seek legal representation as soon as possible.
Although car crashes involving drunk drivers are often referred to as accidents, we do not see the cases as accidents. This is why we have a team of dedicated lawyers who will ensure that you are compensated for the carelessness of the intoxicated driver. Indeed DUI accidents can be prevented. This is why we represent our clients in these cases for their due compensation for their losses and pain and suffering.
Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. We are here to help you get your life back on track.