Drunk drivers who kill or injure innocent people should not only be held liable for the initial property loss and medical bills damages, but also for punitive damages, loss of income, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering. These drunk drivers are fully aware that driving drunk with a BAC of 0.08 or higher puts others in our community at risk of injury and even death, yet they continue to do so. As such, their actions do not only constitute gross negligence, but also evinces a reckless indifference towards other peoples' well-being.
Fortunately, the law is there to make sure drunk drivers are held financially accountable for their willful and wanton conduct.
Scary Truth about DUI Accidents
The negligence of driving while impaired by alcohol results in auto accidents that injure thousands of people each year. Unfortunately, many of these drunk driving accidents are fatal. Nearly 36 percent of all road fatalities in Virginia are directly attributed to drunk driving. Even in situations where the victims of drunk driving accidents survive the horrific tragedy, sometimes the injuries are so life changing, not only for them but also to their family. That is why you need a qualified DUI lawyer to get you justice.
The Law is on YOUR Side
If you have fallen victim to a DUI accident, the law is on your side and you are entitled to receive a reasonable compensation package. Virginia takes drunk driving seriously and has harsh penalties in place for persons who drive under the influence of alcohol. Apart from being entitled to compensation for physical hardships and financial losses, your lawyer can also press for punitive damages. This special type of settlement is not available in all cases, but is available for a DUI accident case. Hiring an experienced and qualified lawyer will help you get compensation for all these damages, which may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital bills and other medical costs
- Vehicle repair costs and damage
- Ongoing care
- Punitive damages
- Permanent disability
Third Party Liability
Sometimes the people who sold alcohol to a driver that caused you an accident may be held negligent and therefore liable for damages. Supplying liquor improperly is a serious offense and clubs, restaurants, bars, or hotels that do so may be legally liable for your accident. It is the sole responsibility of such businesses not to serve alcohol to any persons who are obviously drunk and to exercise due care.
Third party liability is not only limited to sellers, but also extends to individuals if they supply liquor to a driver who ends up causing an accident. An example, the host of a party who allows their guests to imbibe while they're obviously intoxicated may be held liable if your lawyer can prove the case against them.
Let Our Competent Attorneys File Drunk Driving Injury Case for You
Presenting facts to the judge about your DUI injury case is not an easy task and thus requires an attorney with considerable years of experience, to help file a claim on your behalf, which will make all the difference. DUI injury attorneys are here to make sure your case is heard and that your damages are recovered fully.
At Alexander Law Group, our attorneys work with medical experts, police officers and investigators to make sure drunk drivers who caused you injuries are held financially accountable and that you get the right compensation package. We understand that the preservation of certain evidence can be your savior in filing a DUI accident claim for personal injury or wrongful death. That is why our attorneys are willing to assist you in every detail, including getting police reports, exchange forms, medical bills, and medical records for your case.
Allow us to represent you in your drunk driving accident claim. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.