Have You Been Victimized by a Drunk Driver?
Get compensation with help from a personal injury attorney
Despite numerous public awareness campaigns regarding the dangers of driving drunk or impaired, millions of Americans continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Only a tiny fraction of these drivers get caught or arrested—there were just 1.4 million DUI arrests in 2010 compared to 112 million instances of self-reported drunk driving, according to figures from the Department of Justice and the FBI. All of these impaired drivers are putting themselves and others in harm’s way.
If you have been in an accident involving a drunk driver, it is highly likely that you are entitled to compensation. Don’t just accept whatever settlement the insurance company offers! Instead, consult with an expert car accident injury attorney like Fernando D. Vargas. He will help you complete the following steps to get the compensation you deserve.
The first step in getting you compensation for injuries inflicted by a drunk driver is determining fault. Drunk drivers make lots of mistakes, so quite often the car accident was caused by their poor judgment, erratic driving, impaired reaction time, etc. and they will be liable for 100 percent of your damages. However, you may have made also made a mistake that contributed to the accident. Maybe you turned without signaling, or maybe you were tailgating. Fortunately, in the state of California you can still seek compensation for damages in accidents where you and the other driver actually share fault. For example, if you are found 10 percent responsible, the drunk driver will still be liable for 90 percent of your damages.
Establishing Your Damages
The next step is to prove the nature and extent of your damages. Fernando D. Vargas can assist with this process by securing documentation, including photographic evidence of any injuries and property damage you may have suffered. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and pain & suffering as well as for your medical bills.
Fernando D. Vargas is highly experienced in pursuing compensation for all kinds of injuries, including amputations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic injuries. He also handles wrongful death suits. He can often convince drunk drivers’ attorneys to settle, but if they want to go to court he will be happy to show off his expert litigation skills. Either way, Fernando D. Vargas will do everything he can to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
If you’re out of work because of an injury, the last thing you need is more expenses. Fernando D. Vargas offers free case evaluations to victims of drunk driving accidents. He takes cases on a contingency fee basis so you won’t have to pay any legal fees until you win your settlement. Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation.