Every motorist has a duty and responsibility to drive safely on the road. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol not only violates the state laws, it also puts others at serious risk. Drunk drivers are some of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents that result in severe injuries or even have fatal consequences. If an individual gets behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, they are considered to be “under the influence.” When someone has put you and your loved ones in a danger by driving under the influence and violating his/her duty to the standard of care, you deserve to have someone on your side to fight for justice and the compensation you and your family deserve. If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident and suffered from serious injuries, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates to discuss your case.
When an individual is the victim of a serious accident because of another party’s choice to drive while intoxicated, they are likely suffering from serious injuries. In many cases, these injuries can result in lifelong burdens for the victim and their family. Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is here to help. When we receive your case, we will immediately gather relevant documentation and evidence to prove that you deserve to receive compensation for potential punitive damages, and financial, and physical hardship. When someone breaches their responsibility to put other road users at risk to be injured or killed, they failed to exercise reasonable care for the public safety. The defendant was grossly negligent. By establishing this particular fact, it makes it also impossible for DUI driver’s insurance to deny that their insured are liable.
After an accident, the injured party is often suffering not only physical and emotional burdens but financial burdens as well. In a successful personal injury case, the injured party will be able to recover significant damages that compensate them for the economic and noneconomic damages that they face. Economic damages are for the expenses that the individual faced as a direct result of the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire outside help for around the house, etc. Noneconomic damages are for the other burdens that are not financial in nature faced by the injured party. These can include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress caused by the accident.