There are no car accident case details that can surprise me. As a Pasadena personal injury attorney who has been helping clients through thick and thin for years, I have become entirely familiar with how to best approach each claim to maximize the results for my clients, including when they have been struck by a drunk driver.
Why trust me with your injury claim? Consider what sets me apart:
When you have been hit by a negligent and intoxicated motorist, you should really be focusing on resting up and doing what you can to be comfortable. Allow me to take on the intricacies of your case, sort through the paperwork, and represent you in court. You can even start with a FREE case evaluation today.
All car accidents are caused by someone’s mistake and negligence but not many are caused by someone’s decision to perform a criminal act. Drunk driving accidents are unique in the way that law enforcement officers need to be notified of the accident, even if no one was hurt, and that they will investigate the scene of the collision in detail. While the police may arrest the intoxicated individual who hit you, any resulting convictions, criminal penalties, and administrative punishments are not part of any lawsuit that directly concerns you. If you want to receive compensation for your injuries, you will still be required to file one for yourself, regardless of whether or not the offender was convicted.
Useful evidence for your drunk driving car accident claim includes:
Official police reports
Statements from witnesses
Pictures of the entire scene
Footage from intersection traffic cameras
When seeing how much someone should be compensated for their injuries after a car accident, liability percentages will need to be determined. The more responsible someone is for an accident, the more coverage they or their insurance company should provide to the other person. For example, if you are sideswiped while changing lanes by someone else who was also merging into that lane, you both could be held 50% liable and have to pay for 50% of the damages.
In a drunk driving collision, no liability should fall on the shoulders of sober drivers who have been struck. The actions of an intoxicated motorist are simply too erratic and reckless to predict at all. Even given an opportunity to see a drunk driver heading down the street, there is no reasonable way to know where they will swerve or how randomly they will accelerate. Avoiding an accident with a drunk driver is all-but-impossible and so all the liability should be theirs alone.
The clients that come to my law firm are not looking for a Pasadena personal injury attorney who is just going to pass their case report to an attorney or assistant. They expect personalized, hands-on legal counsel, and this is what I am proud to deliver. I will begin by figuring out if the liable party would be able to settle a fair amount out of court but I also prepare myself for a legal battle decided by a judge and jury, knowing that many of the best victories are hard-fought. If you would like to see all that I can do for you, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and dial (626) 414-5177.
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