Drunk Driving DUI Accident Attorney
A Lawyer Can Help You Hold A Drunk Driver Accountable
When they get behind the wheel, drunk drivers put themselves and others at risk of devastating, even fatal, collisions and injuries. If you were involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be eligible for significant compensation for all accident-related expenses. An attorney at Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek, California, can represent you or a family member following serious injuries in a DUI accident. We also represent family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal drunk driving accident. What can I do to offset the effects of an accident with an intoxicated driver?
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Contact us today at 925-935-3300 to find out if we can help you with your DUI/drunk driving case.
Representing Drunk Driving Accident Victims In California
Based on our skills, experience and track record of success, our firm is prepared to handle drunk driving accident cases resulting in the most serious and catastrophic injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Bone fractures
Victims of drunk driving accidents in California may be eligible for punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the drunk driver for negligence and wrongdoing. Our firm can help you identify your options for seeking punitive damages in addition to seeking compensation for injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Can I Sue A Drunk Driver If They Are Already Facing Criminal Charges?
Yes, you can. Drunk driving is a crime, and someone who causes a drunk-driving accident will typically be prosecuted in the criminal justice system. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is a separate legal matter in the civil justice system. While a criminal case focuses on punishing the offender, it typically doesn’t provide victim compensation. That’s one reason why a separate civil suit is so important.
Will The Outcome Of The Criminal Trial Affect My Personal Injury Case?
A conviction in criminal court may provide additional evidence of the defendant’s guilt in causing the crash. But even if the at-fault driver is acquitted of the criminal charges, that likely won’t have a negative impact on your case. The standard of proof in civil court is easier to meet than in criminal court, and the two legal processes can run independently of one another.
Reach Out To Bowles & Verna LLP
Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who are focused on getting you every cent possible. Our proven results reflect our track record of success. We are affiliated with various organizations, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and many more. Schedule your free consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling us at 925-935-3300.