Even if you are completely sober when operating a motor vehicle, you need to remember this: Other drivers could be drunk.
For this reason, there is always the chance that you could be involved in a drunk driving accident. Just the same as any other type of collision, the end result could be serious injuries as well as damage to your vehicle.
Furthermore, if you are involved in a drunk driving accident, you can seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Along with this, if it’s proven that the other person was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you may be in a position to pursue punitive damages.
While there is nothing wrong with considering legal action after a drunk driving accident, your health should always come first. It’s important to receive immediate medical treatment, while also working with a medical team that can help you reach a full recovery.
At our law firm, we take great pride in assisting victims of drunk driving accidents. In addition to protecting your legal rights, our clients can count on us for assistance regarding insurance and medical matters.
It’s hard to understand why some people believe it’s a good idea to drink and drive. Unfortunately, this remains a major problem throughout California and the rest of the country.
If you were recently injured in a drunk driving accident, turn your attention to your health. From there, learn more about your legal rights. Filing a lawsuit may be the best way to receive compensation from the negligent party, thus making it easier to live your life in the future.