California Drunk Driving Accident Victim Attorney
Despite California’s tough drunk driving laws, many Californians continue to drink and drive. This reckless behavior causes accidents that destroy and end the lives of many innocent victims.
Alcohol consumption significantly slows down a driver’s reaction time, and impairs their judgment. Drivers that get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol are much more likely to cause an accident than are sober drivers. At Nadrich & Cohen LLP, our lawyers harbor zero sympathy for careless and negligent drivers who choose to drink and drive.For decades we have represented motorists, passengers and their families who have suffered injuries or a loss due to the reckless behavior of a drunk driver. If you or a loved one has been injured by an intoxicated motorist, call the DUI Victim Lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP now for a free consultation. Call us at 1-800-718-4658. We will fight to obtain maximum compensation for you or your loved one.
Victims of drunk driving accidents all too often sustain life-altering injuries, the impact devastating victims and their families. After you’ve been injured or suffered a loss, how do you now deal with the medical bills? How do you pay for your present and future needs? The challenges a victim of a drunk driving accident faces are seemingly endless. Our California drunk driving accident attorneys have the experience and record of successes to obtain justice for you or a loved one.
California DUI & DWI Accident Statistics
The drunk driving accident statistics for California and the U.S. are staggering. Approximately one person dies every 45 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic accident. Alcohol-related accidents cause non-fatal injuries approximately every two minutes. Non-fatal injuries can include back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, whiplash, knee damage, among others.
“Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI) and “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) are the phrases used to describe alcohol-related driver conduct. DWIs and DUIs are the cause of one-third of all vehicular traffic deaths within the United States. Quite often, these impaired drivers are repeat offenders. The reckless and dangerous behavior of drunk drivers all too often causes injury to innocent victims.
Annually, in the U.S. over 1.4 million vehicle operators are arrested for DUI and DWI. Moreover, in 30-35% of all traffic deaths nationally, there is alcohol and/or drugs in the system of the driver. The habitual offender problem is quite prevalent in DUI and DWI cases. Approximately one-third of all drunk driving cases are offenses committed by repeat offenders.
Drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 commit more than 24% of all incidents of drunk driving. The percentage steadily declines for each age group, as the age of the driver increases. Every year within the State of California, there are more than 30,000 people who are seriously injured by an inebriated driver. Of those injured, more than 2,000 are killed annually.
How Our Attorneys Can Assist You
The lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are determined and committed to leave no stone unturned in seeking maximum compensation for you or your loved one. Our attorneys and legal team seek to make certain that innocent victims are compensated for the destructive and devastating acts of DWI and DUI offenders. Our California drunk driving victim attorneys know with what it takes to get justice for victims of drunk driving accidents.
Contact our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys now for a free, no-pressure, confidential consultation. We will provide a thorough case evaluation free of charge. There are strict time limits for making a personal injury claim, so don’t wait to contact us. Call us at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature on this page, or complete the “Do I Have A Case?” form on this page.
What is the legal limit in the state of California?
In California, the law provides that most vehicle operators who have a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher are considered legally drunk. For some drivers all this requires is to consume two drinks within a 60-minute period.
Drivers Under The Age of 21
However, if a driver is under the age of 21, there is a zero-tolerance standard. If the driver is under the age of 21 and operating a motor vehicle in the State of California, then a driver is legally intoxicated if his or her blood alcohol level is 0.01% or higher.
Commercial Vehicle Operators
The standard is also different for operators of commercial vehicles. If the blood alcohol content of an operator of a commercial vehicle is 0.04% or higher, then he or she is deemed to be legally intoxicated in the State of California.
Who is Responsible for Drunk Driving Accidents?
In California, there are several parties that may be held liable for injuries or loss sustained due to a drunk driving accident. Some of the possible parties are discussed below:
Hosts of Parties
If alcohol is served at a party, the party that may be held liable if a party guest subsequently causes a drunk driving accident. If it is clear that the host continued to serve the drunk driver after the host should have known that the individual was intoxicated, then it increases the likelihood that the party host could be liable for damages and injuries caused by a party guest who is involved in an alcohol-related accident.
Bar and Restaurant Staff and Owners
Responsibility for drunk driving accidents can fall upon the shoulders of the owners and/or the employees of bars and restaurants. If a patron appears to be intoxicated, and a server continues to serve more drinks to the individual then the liability may falls upon the owner(s) and/or the employee responsible for over serving the patron.
An employer may also be held liable for damages caused by the conduct of its employees or agents. For example, if an employer hosts a function where alcohol is consumed, and then an employee drives off while intoxicated and causes an accident, then liability can also extend to the employer as well.
Even when intoxicated, drivers are always responsible for their own conduct.
Do I Need To Hire An Attorney To Handle My Accident Case?
Given how much is at stake for your present and future medical and financial needs, it is critical that you hire an experienced California drunk driving accident victim attorney to represent your interests. For decades, the law office of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has been fighting for the interests of drunk driving accident victims and their families.
Our lawyers have a team of experts, investigators, and medical consultants to ensure that no stone is left unturned in working to get maximum compensation for each client. Thus, to have the best shot at recovering the greatest amount of compensation in your case, it is of vital importance for you to have an experienced California drunk driving attorney representing you.
We know how insurance companies operate. Remember, the insurance companies and their agents are not your friends because their priority is to minimize drunk driving insurance claim payouts. The personal injury lawyers at our firm have dedicated our professional lives to negotiating with insurance companies seeking to obtain the best possible compensation for our clients.
Compensation For Victims of Drunk Driving
A victim of a drunk driving accident in California does not have to wait for a criminal trial to end before he or she commences a civil action. Victims of drunk driving accidents are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Many victims suffer painful and life-altering injuries. These injuries can hinder a victim’s ability to lead a healthy, productive, and normal life. In such cases a victim can seek to recover damages for property damage and several other types of losses, such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of financial support
- Funeral expenses, if necessary
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing each client with personalized service. Read our reviews from satisfied clients. We have represented thousand of auto accident clients. Our objective is always to fight for the most compensation possible for victims of a drunk driving accident in California.
Our law firm receives zero compensation for our services, until and unless we obtain a recovery. Contact us now for a no-fee initial consultation. We will provide a free case evaluation. Even if another law firm declined to take your case, call us for a second opinion. Call 1-800- 718-4658 now.