Drunk Driving Accidents / Victim of Drunk Drivers
Los Angeles Area Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
While most automobile accidents in Southern California are caused
unintentionally by mere negligence and momentary lack of attention,
many accidents are caused by seriously wanton and reckless behavior,
including drunk driving, driving under the influence drugs and high
speed reckless driving. Such reckless conduct is not only negligent,
but criminal. Our office will hold the reckless driver responsible
for causing your injuries while law enforcement pursuing the driver
for crime he or she committed.
In California, an automobile driver is legally intoxicated or
drunk if their blood alcohol content (BAC) level is at .08 percent
or above. For most people, they are legally drunk after as little as
two drinks in an hour. While the majority of people believe that
they are still sober enough to drive home, they are mistaken. People
who decide to drink and drive put their lives and all others at risk
because their reaction time has been increased which results in a
greater likelihood of causing an accident with innocent victims.
Who Can I Sue?
California's weak "dram shop" law makes it almost impossible to
hold a liquor store, nightclub, restaurant or party host
accountable. In most cases the only source of recovery is the drunk
driver. However, in certain circumstances where the drunk driver was
not insured, or inadequately insured, we have successfully obtained
recovery from our clientís own carriers and through benefits
provided by the State of California.
Often a common scenario involves reckless individuals racing on
public streets. Similar to drunk driving accidents, these
individuals must be held accountable for their actions. This
includes the driver that caused the accident as well as the other
participants in the road race.
Compensation For Victims of Drunk Drivers
Due to the dynamics of accidents involving drunk drivers,
including speed and reckless driving, these accidents often result
in severe, debilitating and permanent injuries and significant
financial losses to the individuals involved and their families.
Damages related to a person's injuries include, but may not be
limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses and other
economic losses. Individuals are also entitled to recover for the
pain and suffering caused by their injuries and treatment. Punitive damages
are available, in an amount to be determined by a judge or
jury, where the other driverís conduct was reckless and egregious. Finally, loss of consortium damages for the spouse or family members
are also available, in
cases where the injured person has sustained catastrophic injury or
We have successfully pursued drunk
drivers for punitive damages as well as compensation for the
physical and financial impact of serious injuries. We have secured settlements and verdicts in all types of accidents,
including drunk driving accidents, road racing accidents and individuals injured by intoxicated boat operators. Call our
office at (866) 976-1299 for an office or home consultation.