Have You Been Injured by a Drunk Driver?
Johnson Attorneys Group feels for the victims who are hurt in collisions and we wish a speedy recovery to all those who have been injured in California from DUI or DWI incidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk drivers cause nearly one-third of all traffic incidents in the United States that result in the death of a victim. Driving while drunk is referred to as “Driving under the influence” (DUI) or “Driving while intoxicated” (DWI). The National Department of Transportation has observed that most of the intoxicated drivers are usually repeat offenders who have previously been cited for DUI. The habit of driving while intoxicated affects not only the impaired driver but also other innocent motorists as well.
It is the duty of a DUI accident lawyer to ensure that the innocent victims who suffer from the actions of DUI offenders are fairly compensated. Insurance companies are supposed to adequately compensate you for any financial losses and physical harm that you may have suffered because of a driver's reckless behavior. Our California personal injury attorneys work at your service to ensure that the insurance companies stick to their obligation and adequately compensate you for any losses you might have suffered.
The personal injury lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group take the time to inform each of our clients about the legal process involved as well as ensuring that they are fully compensated. Our sensitivity to the needs innocent victims of DUI incidents leads us to take an active role in the treatment of injured victims. We ensure that the victims get adequate care from the best doctors and experts to help them recover from the injury. We also make sure that any bills accrued as a result of the DUI or DWI incident get settled.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in California due to a negligent drunk driver behind the wheel, contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free case evaluation. We don’t charge you any fees unless we win or settle your case, and we have 12 convenient locations across California to serve you.
California DUI Statistics
Data provided by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) shows that drunk drivers cause 29 percent of all traffic-related fatalities. Further, more than 300,000 intoxicated individuals go behind the wheel each day. These alarming statistics go to show that the problem of drunk driving is a serious issue. Most of the drunk drivers have made this reckless behavior a habit. It is estimated that a drunk driver can perform this felony more than 80 times before their first arrest. Information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that about one in every three drivers arrested for DWI is a repeat offender.
California Law in Matters Concerning DUI with Injury
Any person who causes an accident in California due to intoxication of alcohol or drugs is regarded as negligent. Although criminal law dictates punishments for the careless drivers to protect from future incidences, it usually offers very little comfort to the victims of these acts who endure serious pain and injury or those who are robbed of a loved one. Even when the victims are owed compensation, it’s never a match for the loss of a loved one. The pain and emotional cost endured by the victims almost always surpasses the compensatory package. Drivers who cause accidents while under the influence of alcohol are liable to pay for any damage they cause. However, liability can also be extended to other parties as well, who might be considered negligent.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Victims of drunk driving accidents can file a lawsuit to help them recover any incurred civil damages. Losses that result from these collisions vary greatly, and a person can be compensated for the following expenses:
- Treatment and medical expenses.
- Loss of consortium.
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering.
- Lost earnings.
- Funeral expenditures.
- Loss of monetary support.
- Physical and emotional therapy.
- Destruction of property.
- Punitive damages: To punish negligent DUI drivers, The California Supreme Court ruled that the DUI offender can incur punitive charges as a disciplinary measure. This is because drunk drivers consciously get behind the wheel on their own volition and deliberately endanger the lives, health, and property of others. The California law provides for victims of DUI incidents to be awarded restitution payments for the losses incurred.
An injury lawsuit is a form of civil case that is filed by the victim of a DUI incident or their loved ones, in the event of a fatality. The purpose of doing this is to seek compensation for the damages incurred. A civil case could be your only option when you are attempting to seek compensation for the incurred medical bills, physical and emotional pain, and property damage among other claims.
We are Ready to Help - Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers for a FREE Injury Case Review in California
If the traffic accident took place in California, contact us for a free drunk driving accident case review by one of our qualified attorneys who will review your injury case for free.
If you are a victim of a DUI accident, you are entitled to compensation for your losses and injuries. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we will offer you a free consultation and answer any queries you might have. We strive to give our clients with the best legal service while maintaining unmatched client service and personal attention at our offices.