When drunk drivers make the decision to get behind the wheel, they place themselves and everyone else on the road at risk of serious or even life-threatening injuries. When these irresponsible drivers cause accidents, victims have the right to be fully compensated for their medical care, loss of income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and any other considerations appropriate to the case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, it is important that you have an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to protect your interests. At The Weinberger Law Firm, we are committed to helping DUI accident victims obtain the medical care and financial damages they are entitled to receive.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in all types of drunk driving cases, including hit-and-runs. We conduct thorough investigations to determine exactly how your accident happened and the extent of your injuries so that we can present the strongest possible case in support of your claim for compensation.
Under California law, victims of drunk drivers are able to seek punitive damages. These are additional damages that are completely separate from compensatory damages for medical care and other losses. Punitive damages are intended to punish drunk drivers and discourage them from drinking and driving in the future.
These damages are not automatic, and a compelling argument needs to be made in order for them to be awarded. We review every case to determine if punitive damages are a viable consideration given the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries.
Contact our office to discuss your injury claim. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 916-357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.