Recovering Compensation For The Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents
In the United States, one person dies every 48 minutes in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, which account for 32 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.
The offenders often receive only a slap on the wrist from the criminal justice system, so a victim’s only realistic remedy is to pursue a civil claim and/or lawsuit for damages in court. If you or someone you know has been injured by a drunk driver, an experienced attorney can help you bring him or her to justice.
At Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., we help drunk driving accident victims and the families of fatal accident victims pursue personal injury claims and lawsuits when necessary. We are here to help you obtain maximum financial compensation for the losses that this reckless and careless drunk driver has forced you to endure.
Compensation In Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits
In addition to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, in a drunk driving case or another personal injury case, you may be able to pursue punitive damages. These unique damages are intended to punish the offender and deter others from acting in the same irresponsible manner. Punitive damages also make the potential financial award for car accident victims significantly higher.
We have handled numerous drunk driving cases and are familiar with the unique statutes and procedures involved in establishing liability and pursuing punitive damages when appropriate.
We will access police reports, traffic court documents, seek eyewitness testimony and collect other evidence that supports your claim. Our goal is twofold: helping you obtain the financial resources that you need and making the guilty party pay substantially for the damages that he or she has unlawfully caused.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a DUI accident, or you have lost a loved one in a fatal car crash caused by a drunk driver, we are here to protect and fight for your rights. Contact us today at 703-962-1829 to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer. Foreign language translation services are available on request.