Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver?
Many of us are getting back into the swing of things after the holiday season. However, some people might not be returning to work and school, as they are recovering from injuries they suffered in a drunk driving crash. Drunk driving increases from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, and, unfortunately, many innocent people suffer as a result. If you were hit by a drunk driver and are struggling with injuries and losses, contact a personal injury lawyer in California for help.
Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible
Every driver knows that operating a vehicle while intoxicated is strictly against the law in California and all 50 states. Some people, however, continue to violate the law and get behind the wheel when they are impaired by alcohol. Police officers cannot catch every drunk driver before they cause serious injuries to others, and drunk driving victims should know their rights.
After a crash, you should always call 911 or have someone else do so. Not only will the ambulance arrive in case you need emergency transportation, but law enforcement officers should rush to the scene of the accident, as well. Their job is to determine whether a driver broke the law and, if so, to take necessary action. If an officer determines a driver was drunk, they will arrest them. While a criminal conviction will not help you with full financial recovery, it can prove liability for the sake of an injury claim or lawsuit.
Discuss Your Injuries with a Personal Injury Lawyer in California
The Law Offices of Brian Brandt believes that every drunk driver should be fully liable for all of the harm and losses they caused. If you were injured in an accident, speak with a California personal injury attorney who can evaluate your best course of action. Call 800.983.4467 or contact us online for free today.