Everyone is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. We know that it impairs the senses, makes it difficult for drivers to react or stop in time, and is often responsible for some of the most severe accidents on the road. Unfortunately, despite the fact that its dangers are so widely known, people continue to engage in this terribly dangerous habit. At Torem & Associates in California, our drunk driving accident attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience, which we will use to your advantage to help you obtain the compensation you need during this difficult period of recovery. There is no reason why you should have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s mistakes.
Call Torem & Associates today at (888) 500-5000 to request a complimentary consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable member of our team.
What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol at the time, you might eligible for compensation, which could potentially include:
- Compensatory damages: This encompasses a vast range of damages, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages include medical expenses, damaged property, and any missed wages you might suffer as a result of your inability to work. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering as well as mental anguish.
- Punitive damages: In cases where the at-fault driver has a BAC of 0.08 or higher, California law allows an injured victim to recover punitive damages, which exist to financially punish the driver for the reckless behavior that caused the accident. These damages can only be awarded when one is able to prove that the at-fault driver consciously disregarded the injured victim’s safety.
Of course, not all individuals are able to walk away from a drunk driving accident. If you lost a family member to a drunk driving accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit for any medical bills your loved one incurred as a result of his or her fatal injuries, funeral expenses, the loss of companionship, and more.
Obtain the Assistance of a Skilled Legal Advocate Today!
At Torem & Associates in California, our team works diligently to help those who have been wrongfully injured. We understand the difficulties that are faced by those who have been severely injured due to another party’s negligence and will fight to hold them liable for their reckless actions.
We are available to take your call 24/7. Begin your personal injury case today and reach out to our team at (888) 500-5000 to request a complimentary consultation. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries, so you will not owe us any legal fees if we are unable to win your case!