Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Granite Bay, California
More Than a Century of Experience on Your Side
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, it is crucial that you take legal action right away to protect your claim. At Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP, we have more than a century of collective legal experience and can put this to use to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. Many drunk driving accidents result in debilitating and life-altering injuries. Our Roseville personal injury attorneys can provide the legal guidance and counsel you need during this difficult time.
Pursuing Full Compensation for Your Injuries
All drivers have a responsibility to drive in a safe manner that minimizes the risk of injury to themselves and others. In California, any driver with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more is considered legally intoxicated. If an intoxicated driver causes a car accident that results in a serious injury or death, he or she can be held civilly liable, in addition to any criminal consequences that are imposed.
You may be able to obtain compensation for the damages that you have suffered, such as:
Hospital and therapy bills
Lost wages or employment opportunities
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of companionship (in wrongful death cases)
Drinking and driving is negligent and reckless, and it is also illegal. Thus, an individual who causes an accident and injury while under the influence may face even stricter penalties beyond the damages they owe to you.
Punitive damages are additional damages that can be pursued if a person caused an injury to another due to blatant and reckless behavior that caused severe injury and correlated with some greater crime, such as DUI. These types of punitive damages are often awarded in order to punish the individual for their actions, as well as provide the injured victim with additional support.
Proving Liability for Your Claim
As the plaintiff seeking redress, you have the burden of proving your claim. We can help you compile evidence through field sobriety tests, breathalyzer results, and blood tests to prove that a driver's blood alcohol concentration was at a level that impaired his or her ability to drive safely. Additionally, under California's Dram Shop Laws, you may be able to pursue damages from the bar or restaurant that served alcohol to a driver under the age of 21 who caused the car accident that led to your injury.
Experienced and Aggressive Advocacy
Our Roseville personal injury lawyers have the experience and insight needed to hold drunk drivers responsible for their reckless actions and help you receive the compensation you need to treat your injuries. Additionally, if you have lost a loved one in a DUI accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim to seek justice against the drunk driver who caused such a significant loss in your life.
Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.