Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Drunk drivers pose a threat to everyone on, or even near, the road. A drunk driving accident can result in serious injuries, and even wrongful death. If you’re the victim of a DUI accident, it’s important to see a doctor, and to carefully document–with witnesses, notes, and photographs if possible–exactly what happened in the collision. This includes documenting injuries as well as the vehicle damage incurred in an alcohol-related crash. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to a fatal drunk driving accident, Contact us online or call 1-800-300-8561 today for a free initial consultation at any of our Injury Law Center offices in San Jose, Fremont-Hayward-Fremont – Hayward area, or Walnut Creek. We treat our clients with respect and handle their cases with the benefit of 20 years’ experience.
Drunk Driver Injury Attorney in Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek & Fremont – Hayward
Not surprisingly, people who drive drunk often do not have car insurance, or do not have enough car insurance. That’s why you should have uninsured-underinsured motorist coverage for damages in a drunk driver accident. If you don’t, it can be difficult to gain compensation for your injury, at least from the driver directly. However, drunk driving is a crime in California, and so the drunk driver who caused the accident can still be liable for punitive damages in a civil lawsuit, and can be ordered to pay you restitution in a criminal case. These awards can help reimburse victims of drunk drivers for out of pocket expenses covering everything from vehicle towing to major medical bills. Collecting these accident damages, however, depends almost entirely upon the drunk driver’s ability to pay them. You can’t be awarded money if the money simply isn’t there, and so the safest and surest bet is to have purchased uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in advance.
Contacting a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today!
Contact the Law Offices of Jack Bloxham today for a free consultation, and we’ll discuss your options and strategies for receiving full compensation. There is never an out of pocket charge, there is no charge at all if we do not recover a settlement or damages award for you; email us or call 1-800-300-8561.