When you leave the house each day, the last thing on your mind is that you are going to get into an accident. Unfortunately, we cannot control the actions of other drivers around us. One of the worst things that can happen on the roadway is getting struck by a drunk driver. When someone makes the choice to drink and drive, they are putting the lives of everyone around them in danger.
At JML Law, we want to help when you need an Anaheim drunk driving accident attorney. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
The Reality In California
Car crashes are common. For the latest reporting year in California, there were over 278,000 car crash injuries. Out of those:
- Over 12,000 were serious injuries
- There were 3,623 fatalities
Drunk driving crashes are a major problem in California and they almost always result in some kind of injury or fatality. In fact, DUI crashes were responsible for 29% of the total traffic crash fatalities in the state in 2016. For that year, there were:
- 1,552 alcohol-related crash fatalities
- 27,065 alcohol-related crash injuries
When we look at traffic survey data made available by the California Office of Traffic Safety, we learn that over 10% of survey respondents admitted to driving after they thought they had too much to drive safely in the six months prior to taking the survey.
The state is doing what it can to tackle the problem. The OTS provides grants to law enforcement agencies for enforcement activities related to DUI. Thanks to those grants, nearly 1,000 checkpoints were conducted and over 2,000 arrests were made.
When people make the choice to drive under the influence of alcohol, they think they are only endangering themselves. In reality, they are a danger to other vehicle passengers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians in and around the roadway. Drunk drivers often travel at high rates of speed and usually do not even slow down before a crash occurs. This can lead to major injuries:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Major internal organ damage
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations of amputations
These injuries require extensive medical treatment that can quickly reach hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash caused by an impaired driver, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team will work to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the crash
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages
When you need an Anaheim drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today. Let us handle insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on healing.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.