Taking Legal Action Against a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving is a big problem throughout the country that is responsible for thousands of preventable injuries and deaths every year. Because it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if an intoxicated driver causes a car accident that hurts or kills someone, they can be held both civilly and criminally liable. If you have been injured in an accident caused by the recklessness of a drunk driver, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to begin pursuing the compensation you are due for the losses you have suffered.
The aftermath of an accident can be stressful and overwhelming for most people, and legal action may not be a top priority when they are dealing with other issues such as medical care, recovery, property damage, and lost income due to not being able to work. But it is for these exact reasons why it is so important to file a personal injury claim. A successful claim will compensate the victim for these losses so that they don’t have to bear the financial burden of an accident which wasn’t their fault and which never should have happened.
A DUI conviction is not essential to pursue a civil claim, but if the person who caused your accident is convicted, you have a great case. Insurance companies are not going to want this type of case to go before a jury and will likely offer an adequate settlement to the plaintiff.
The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg helps plaintiffs recover full and fair compensation after drunk driving accidents in Orange County. Known for tenacious advocacy, we are unafraid to tackle large insurance companies to bring you the most compensation possible after an accident. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, please call us at (949) 565-4281.