Lawyers for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers are among the most dangerous people on the road because they can't control their vehicles. Civil lawsuits brought by victims of drunk driving accidents reinforce society's values against drunk driving.
At the Boccardo Law Firm in San Jose, California, our attorneys have won substantial verdicts and settlements for drunk driving accident victims. Many of our cases include punitive damages. Designed to punish or make an example of the negligent party, punitive damages can be pursued if the person who injured you was violating the law at the time of the accident.
Bad Choices Lead to Serious Injuries
For example, a drunken salesman blew through a stop sign and slammed into our client, who was innocently driving her Volkswagen van. Her damages were worth about $5 million. However, because the salesman was driving under the influence of alcohol, we won punitive damages of $3.5 million, bringing the total recovery to $8.5 million.
In another recent case, some kids who had been experimenting with drugs had a bad idea: street racing. One of the drivers lost control of his car, hitting and injuring our client. We won a substantial injury award as well as punitive damages for our client.
In California during 2005, 40 percent of traffic fatalities were alcohol related, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. People driving under the influence of drugs caused additional injuries and fatalities.
If you were injured or if a loved one died a wrongful death in a drunk driving accident, you have a legal right to pursue financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Please contact a DUI injury attorney at the Boccardo Law Firm. We offer a free consultation to review your case and discuss your rights.