Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
Fighting for Victims of DUI Accidents Throughout Southern California
By law, all motorists have a legal obligation to safely operate their vehicles. This means taking reasonable steps to ensure they drive in accordance to the law, and that others around them do not face risks of suffering preventable harm. Unfortunately, statistics make it clear that motorists often fail to uphold this legal obligation and cause serious car accidents that result in injury and death – especially when they are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who suffer harm through no fault of their own, including those harmed in drunk driving accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk or drugged driver anywhere in Southern California, our legal team is available to help you protect your right to justice and compensation.
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Your Rights After a Drunk Driving Accident
Victims injured by drunk drivers can face numerous physical, financial, and emotional setbacks. Fortunately, there are laws in place which provide victims injured by negligence of another to take steps in holding the at-fault party accountable. In terms of drunk driving accidents, this involves filing a personal injury lawsuit – or a wrongful death lawsuit filed by families in cases of fatal DUI accidents – which must prove a few essential elements:
- A driver owed the victim a “duty of care”;
- The driver breached this legal duty (often through negligence);
- The driver’s negligent act more likely than not caused the accident and injury; and
- The victim suffered damages as a result.
While proving these elements requires meticulous investigation, detailed legal work, and extensive case preparation, a successful claim can allow victims to not only hold drunk drivers accountable for their negligent and wrongful acts, but also financially liable for the economic and non-economic damages victims suffered as a result. These damages may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish or emotional suffering
- Loss of quality or enjoyment of life
- Lost income and lost future earnings
- Disability or impairment
Put Proven Personal Injury Lawyers on Your Side
Victims and families whose lives have been upended by drunk driving accidents should not be forced to bear the burdens caused by individuals who made negligent and unlawful decisions to drive impaired. If you would like more information about seeking justice and compensation for a drunk driving accident anywhere in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, or the surrounding areas of Southern California, our award-winning attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP are available to help.
Call or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights, the personal injury process, and how our team can fight for you.