You are a person who drives safely every time you drive. You always have your seatbelt buckled. You adjust your mirror before you set out, you always use your turn signal, and you never ride too close to the vehicle in front of you. Yet, regardless of all the steps you have taken to avoid an accident, you have become the victim of an accident.
Not only was it not your fault – but it was really no accident: A person decided to get behind the wheel of a car while they were intoxicated. This seems like a helpless situation but the truth is that while we cannot erase what has happened to you, at Justice 4 Crime Victims we can ensure that you understand your legal rights. We can be there for your every step of the way. Call now at 949-585-9055 to learn more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have studied these cases and found a shocking reality: Around 30 people die in the United States every single day as the result of drunk drivers. Of course, most people in these accidents do not die. They can become permanently injured and unable to enjoy their life the way they once did.
They have medical bills. They cannot work their same job. They need assistance that they cannot afford. They have ongoing costs of treatments. These are just some of the ways that being involved in an accident with a drunk driver could change your life for the worse.
If you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver then you may be entitled to what are known as compensatory damages. This might include your past medical costs and future estimated medical costs associated with injuries from the accident, damage to your property, lost wages, future lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Depending on the specific economic and noneconomic losses you suffered, you may be entitled to more as well. The best way to find out for sure what your options are for economic assistance is to contact Justice 4 Crime Victims at 949-585-9055. We are happy to begin with a free legal consultation.
There are reasons to file a lawsuit other than seeking money. For many victims, it can provide closure when they know the situation is officially offer. For others, they want to hold the at-fault party accountable. While it is likely criminal charges were filed if the driver was under the influence, they may not have gotten a sentence that is in line with what they did to you. In that case, suing can help you feel that they were held accountable for what the choices they made.