Statistically, most car accidents are caused by drunk driving, speeding or other careless or otherwise inattentive driver behavior. As a result, most accidents are preventable but, unfortunately, many drivers continue to engage in dangerous driving behaviors, causing accident. The legal process provides options and resources to victims to help hold negligent and careless drivers, such as drunk drivers, accountable and help victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered in a drunk driving accident or other car, truck or motorcycle accident.
Victims of drunk driving accidents can suffer catastrophic injuries and be unexpectedly thrown into significant life changes as a result. Victims may find themselves facing mounting medical bills and inability to work because of their accident. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims with medical expenses and lost wages, as victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Additional damages may also be available depending on the circumstances.
The process of making a claim for damages may sometimes seem complicated to victims, but it serves as an important resource for victims and their families. The process can include negotiation and settlement and insurance companies may be involved. Regardless of how the process progresses and is resolved, it is important for victims to keep in mind that the goal of the process is to help them with the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered in a car accident.
Legal protections are available to victims of drunk driving incidents who have been harmed by a drunk driver. As a result, it is helpful for car accident victims to have trained guidance to help them resolve a claim for damages following an unexpected car accident.