Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
The drunk driver accident lawyers of Commonwealth Law Group serve Richmond Virginia Drunk Driving victims. Here are some facts about Drunk Driver Accidents in the state of Virginia according to MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving).
- Drunk driving Deaths with drivers who had a .08 BAC or higher accounted for 254 deaths in 2014.
- That represents 34.3% of all total traffic deaths.
- Alcohol related crash injuries (.01 BAC or higher): 5,288
- Alcohol related crashes (.01 BAC or higher): 8,047
Drinking and driving is something that a person decides to do. It is unfortunate that so many people choose to drink and drive, when it really is one of the few accidents that is truly preventable. Our experienced drunk driving accident lawyers have helped people who are injured and family members who have experienced death due to a drunk driver.
The civil court system allows victims to recover financial compensation for the injuries and other damages the drunk driver caused. Our attorneys can pursue a claim and obtain financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
If the driver who caused the crash was legally intoxicated, we can also pursue punitive damages for the injury victim. Punitive or exemplary damages can significantly increase the amount of compensation a victim receives. These types of damages are designed to financially punish and make an example of the driver who caused the collision.
If you are the victim, please do not speak with an insurance adjuster without first consulting with one of our experienced attorneys. Do not allow any conversation to be recorded. The insurance company’s goal is to pay you the least possible amount of financial compensation. Their representatives may encourage you to agree to a fast, cheap settlement offer.
If you need a drunk driver accident lawyer in Richmond, Henrico, Midlothian, Chesterfield or surrounding areas, the drunk driver accident lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group are here to help.