Drunk driving is one of the most preventable causes of traffic accidents in the United States. Despite this, it is still a leading cause of traffic fatalities. In the United States, a staggering 37 lives are lost every day due to drunk-driving crashes. That means, on average, a precious life is taken every 39 minutes. Shockingly, the year 2021 witnessed a tragic 14% surge in alcohol-impaired driving traffic fatalities, leading to the heartbreaking loss of 13,384 individuals (NHSTA).
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. At Page Law Firm, P.C., our Richmond drunk driving accident lawyers can help you file a claim and navigate the legal process. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
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In most drunk driving accidents, the drunk driver is liable for the damages. However, there are some instances in which a third party may also be liable for damages. This may be the case if the driver was provided alcohol by a bar or restaurant and was already visibly intoxicated before being served. In this case, the bar or restaurant is responsible for the damages.
In a drunk driving claim, you may be able to recover compensation for a variety of damages. These may include:
Medical expenses may include the cost of medical care and treatment, as well as medications, rehabilitative care, and other expenses related to your injuries. Lost wages may include the difference in your earnings before and after the accident, as well as the cost of taking time off from work. Punitive damages may be awarded in particularly egregious cases in order to punish the defendant and deter them and others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
Every claim is different, and each has its own set of rules. However, one thing is true in almost every drunk driving claim: you will need to prove that your injuries are real, significant, and permanent. If your injuries are not real, significant, and permanent, you will not be able to recover damages.
To prove that your injuries are real, significant, and permanent, you may need to:
At Page Law Firm, P.C., we understand the gravity of drunk driving cases. We have seen firsthand the devastating effects they can have on accident victims and their families. That’s why are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
If you or a loved one was injured in a drunk driver accident, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can explain your legal rights and guide you through the process of filing a claim. You don't have to go through this alone, we're here for you.
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