When you buckle up your seat belt and head out on the road as a driver or passenger, you have a right to expect that the other drivers around you are all just as concerned as you are to avoid causing accidents. You reasonably assume that the other drivers are taking precaution to keep themselves and others safe. Depending on when you are on the road, however, you could be gravely mistaken.
According to the 2012 California Roadside Survey of Nighttime Weekend Drivers' Alcohol and Drug Use conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety, 21.3 percent of all drivers tested were caught with drugs or alcohol in their system. With one in five drivers potentially under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is actually surprising that there are not more drunk driving accidents than there are.
At Accident Attorneys, our Lancaster car accident lawyers are here to help accident victims and their families claim compensation for their losses and obtain justice for the wrongs they have suffered.
Recoverable damages may include:
You cannot count on the criminal justice system to provide you with any type of recompense you for your accident. The drunk driver may be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) causing injury, vehicular manslaughter or even DUI murder, and could end up being fined and sent to jail or prison. Even if he or she is convicted and sentenced to the full extent of the law, however, there is no guarantee that you will receive any type of compensation without taking your own legal action in a civil court.
Let an Antelope Valley car accident lawyer help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the driver who caused your car accident. Despite the fact that the driver was found to be drunk at the time of the accident, the insurance company may still try to minimize or deny your claim. They may dispute the extent of the damages that you are claiming or even argue that you were actually to blame for causing the collision. We can help you by preparing the necessary documentation and evidence for your case and will be ready to fight to safeguard your right to compensation.
Take the first step now by contacting us for a free case evaluation.