Personal injury claims may be filed by injured victims – or in the case of wrongful death, a victim's family – when an accident and injury were caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. In car accidents caused by drunk or impaired drivers, for example, injured victims often have the right to pursue financial compensation for their damages.
Drunk driving is incredibly negligent and illegal. Because any reasonable person should know that impaired driving is against the law and puts others on public roadways in danger, they can be held fully liable for any damages they cause. In order to highlight a driver's negligence, our legal team at Santa Barbara Injury Law Group work diligently to investigate circumstances surrounding an accident. We can help victims with the following:
- Investigating accidents, including police reports
- Securing evidence, including results of chemical tests
- Presenting evidence that proves a driver's impairment and negligence were more likely than not the cause of an accident
It is important for injured victims to understand that although a drunk or impaired driver may face criminal charges for driving under the influence, compensation must be pursued through civil lawsuits – personal injury claims – filed in a civil court. We can assist victims with filing claims after drunk driver accidents.
Representation for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
When you depend on full and fair compensation to pay for past and future medical expenses, lost work wages and future earnings, and other applicable emotional or financial damages, you need to work with experienced attorneys who have the resources and determination to fight effectively on your behalf.
If you or your loved one has recently been injured in an auto accident caused by a motorist who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, allow a Santa Barbara Injury Lawyer from our firm to review your case, inform you of your rights, and explain how we can be of assistance.
For a free consultation, call (805) 793-0227. We are available 24/7.