Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable For Injuries
If you believe that your injuries were caused by someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, can examine the circumstances and help you pursue the compensation you need to fully recover.
Give us a call today to arrange a free consultation about your specific case. From offices in Hayward and Danville, we serve clients in the Bay Area and across Northern California.
Asserting Your Rights In An Impaired Driving Case
In the immediate aftermath of a traffic accident, rescue workers do not necessarily know whether they are responding to a drunk driving accident. They simply want to act quickly enough to ensure that they preserve the life and health of any car crash victims.
After the accident, however, drivers may be required to give blood or urine samples to determine blood alcohol level. The result may be a determination that a crash was in fact a drunk driving accident.
Everyone knows that drunk driving is against the law, but you may not realize that you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the impaired driver as well. The compensation you pursue can be essential for covering expenses like medical bills or lost wages because of missed work.
In some cases, compensation is available through California’s Victim Compensation Program, an initiative that helps with the expenses that victims of violent crime face. While drunk driving is not commonly considered a violent crime, it is important to remember that every impaired driver puts people’s lives at stake each time he or she takes the wheel.
Even if a driver has every intention of drinking responsibly, experience shows that good decisions are not made under the influence. Those who choose to drive after drinking should be held responsible in order to keep our roads as safe as possible.
With more than 50 years of collective legal experience, our team of professionals knows how to protect your rights efficiently while seeking full and fair compensation on your behalf.
What Role Does Insurance Coverage Play In Your Case?
Perhaps you have been accused of drunk driving in an accident that caused you substantial bodily injury. Contrary to what you may believe, insurance coverage is likely to provide for payment of your medical bills even if you were driving while intoxicated. We can help you sort through these complex issues as you focus on recovering.
Or perhaps you were injured when an intoxicated driver’s car collided with your car. If the driver of the car that injured you was driving drunk, we are fully prepared to use that and all other relevant facts to help you obtain maximum compensation. We will follow any criminal proceedings carefully as we work to craft a compelling case for recovery of damages in a civil lawsuit.