Drunk Driving Injuries
In towns and cities all over this country, the presence of intoxicated drivers poses a significant
threat to the safety of individuals and their families. If you or your loved ones have been harmed
or have suffered the loss of a family member as a result of a drunk driving incident, we
encourage you to reach out to the compassionate and dedicated drunk driving attorneys at Flores Law
Group. We are here to provide support and guidance during this challenging time, and we offer
a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your case.
The consequences of being a victim of a drunk driving incident can be physically painful,
emotionally traumatic, and financially burdensome. It is important to remember that you do not
have to face the aftermath of such an accident alone. Our team of legal experts is committed to
advocating for justice on your behalf and ensuring that your rights are protected. Let us stand by
your side and fight for the justice you deserve.
When it comes to DUI claims, I bring extensive experience. As a former deputy district attorney,
I prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases. If you are looking for a law Firm with industry-leading
expertise and experience in DUI claims, contact our law Firm today!
Common Injuries in Drunk Driving Accidents
Individuals who are involved in a drunk driving accident, whether they are drivers, pedestrians,
or bicyclists, can sustain a wide range of injuries, varying from minor to severe. Here is a list of
common injuries suffered by victims of drunk driving car accidents include.
● Fractured bones
● Internal injuries
● Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
● Spinal cord injury (SCI)
● Nerve damage
● Soft tissue injuries
● Amputation or loss of body parts, such as eyes
● Scarring and disfigurement
These injuries can have a significant impact on the physical, emotional, and financial well-being
of the individuals involved. Seeking proper medical attention and legal support is crucial to
ensure the best possible recovery and to explore avenues for compensation.
The Compensation You Can Expect From a Drunk Driving Claim
If you were injured as a result of a drunk driver, there are several things that can be covered
from your drunk driver claim.
Medical expenses, both already incurred and future: For emergency transport,
emergency room treatment, diagnostic tests, doctor’s visits, hospitalization, surgery,
prescription medication, assistive devices, retrofitting a home to accommodate a
disability, and more.
Income lost from work: For earnings lost due to time off work related to the accident
and treatment of related injuries.
The lifetime value of earnings: If injuries make it impossible to work at a former
Property damage: For lost or damaged personal property, such as a car.
Pain and suffering: For physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering.
Punitive Damages: Any additional monetary compensation.
Drunk Driving Claim FAQ
How Much Am I Entitled to from a Drunk Driving Claim?
It’s a common question that arises when seeking compensation for damages caused by drunk
drivers. The value of your monetary damage claims depends on several factors, including the
nature and extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
It’s important to understand that the act of drunk driving alone doesn’t determine the specific
value of a claim. The amount is determined by considering various factors such as your injuries,
lost wages, and the physical and emotional suffering you have endured.
Calculating economic damages involves assessing charges related to medical bills and
expenses. Lost income due to time taken off work is calculated by determining the total duration
of absence and multiplying it by the current pay rate.
On the other hand, quantifying damages for pain and suffering is more complex. These
damages are subjective and cannot be simply calculated based on monetary figures. Insurance
companies often try to undervalue these noneconomic damages and may provide punitive
To ensure a fair evaluation of your situation, it is advisable to reach out to us. We will assess the
full extent of your circumstances and ensure that the insurance company does not shortchange
you on the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Is There Anything I Should Do After a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you find yourself involved in a vehicle accident with a drunk or any driver, prioritize your health
and safety above all else. Here are some steps to take.
● If possible, move out of the accident zone promptly. However, do not leave the scene, as
it is against the law unless you require immediate medical attention and are taken to the
emergency room by EMTs.
● Avoid confronting the DUI driver or accusing them of causing the accident. Remember
that impaired judgment or feelings of threat may make the situation unpredictable. Stay
in a safe location until law enforcement arrives.
● Call 911 as soon as you can. When the authorities arrive, cooperate with their inquiries
and follow their instructions.
● The officer will compile a crash report after gathering information from all involved
drivers, examining the scene, and conducting interviews. The crash report serves as
crucial evidence regarding the accident's circumstances, so make sure to obtain a copy
for your records.
● Exchange contact information, including insurance details, names, and email addresses,
with the other driver(s).
● If you have a smartphone, take photographs of the accident scene, documenting vehicle
damage and any potential evidence such as skid marks or damaged barriers.
● Speak to any eyewitnesses present and collect their contact information if they are
willing to provide it.
● Once law enforcement has indicated that you can leave, seek medical attention
promptly. A thorough examination by a doctor is necessary to identify any hidden injuries
and receive appropriate treatment.
● Adhere to all medical recommendations and treatment plans.
● Keep records of all medical visits, treatments received, and diagnoses provided.
● Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
Remember, these guidelines prioritize your well-being and help establish a comprehensive
record of the incident.
I Lost a Loved One Due to a Drunk Driver. Can I File a Claim?
In unfortunate cases, drunk driving accidents can result in fatalities. While grieving and distress
may overwhelm the family members, legal provisions exist to seek compensation for damages
through a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Surviving family members can
pursue damages in the following areas.
● Medical or funeral expenses incurred by any surviving family member or paid by the
estate (if the suit is initiated by the estate).
● The value of support and services provided by the deceased.
● Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection that the deceased provided.
● Mental and emotional pain and suffering resulting from the loss of a child.
You may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for negligence.
In certain circumstances, the estate may also file a lawsuit.
Finally, Many persons who cause injury while driving intoxicated are subsequently charged with
crimes. Often these crimes are felonies, for which they can do substantial jail time. As part of
your recovery in the criminal justice system, you are entitled under the California Constitution to
restitution. Restitution is broadly defined but includes out-of-pocket losses and even future
medical care. At our firm, we know how to get your restitution from the criminal proceeding while
leaving your civil recovery intact. Contact us today for help.
Picking the Right Drunk Driving Attorneys
At Flores Law Group, we strive to get you what you are owed, no matter who is at fault. Our team of
experienced personal injury attorneys has the expertise to navigate even the most complicated
drunk driving claim. We also believe in having a personal relationship with our clients and
ensuring you feel heard and understood while going through something traumatic like a drunk
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you file a personal injury claim after a
drunk driving accident or several different accidents, please contact us today!