Few things are more devastating than being an innocent victim in a drunk driving accident. After seeking medical attention, your next step should be to find a qualified personal injury attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and options following this traumatic event.
If you have been injured because of someone using alcohol or drugs, such as a drunk driver, we are here to help you. As personal injury attorney, we see cases involving alcohol or drug abuse that are especially tragic and often involve catastrophic personal injuries. These accident cases arise in a variety of situations including a drunk or intoxicated driving.
Drivers who are operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not only more likely to cause a car wreck but tend to be involved in more serious accidents.
DUI auto accidents often involve excessive speed by the impaired driver, and the increased speed can result in more significant injuries including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, severe internal organ damage, paralysis and wrongful death. Because impaired drivers often receive a DUI conviction, our attorneys use information and evidence from the criminal case to establish a basis for punitive damages in a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for the injuries and damage caused by a drunk driver. Ironically, most drivers who are involved in DUI auto accidents are repeat offenders with prior convictions for DUI.