Immediately after an accident with a drunk driver in Los Angeles, you should speak with an attorney. Not only is it illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it can also cause serious injuries and wrongful death. There are legal remedies available to the victims of drunk drivers and for their families.
Drivers who operate vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs can put everyone on the roadways in serious danger of being involved in an automobile accident. In spite of that fact, millions of Americans each year drink too much and then choose to operate a motor vehicle, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries are caused each year by drunk drivers. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help victims of drunk driving accidents seek compensation for their damages.
Attorneys can help drunk driving accident victims by helping to prove that the drunk driver is at fault for the accident. In California, a driver cannot legally operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. If you have been involved in a crash with a driver who is legally drunk, you may be able to pursue civil penalties in addition to whatever criminal penalties the driver may face.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Los Angeles with a drunk driver, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can answer your questions and advise you whether to proceed with a civil case against the drunk driver. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles automobile accident attorney, at 310-385-0567. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.