It’s almost here: Super Bowl Sunday! America’s unofficial holiday celebrating the conclusion of our cherished football season. Headed to a party or going out to your favorite bar? Whatever fun you have in store, be sure to designate a sober driver or arrange transportation if you plan to drink. If you don’t have a predetermined plan in place to get home sober, then your plan is, effectively, to drive while intoxicated. It is your responsibility to ensure that your celebration doesn’t end with a debilitating car accident resulting from drunk driving negligence.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, 9,967 people died in drunk driving and drug-related car accidents in 2014. Unfortunately, about 290,000 people also suffered injuries due to intoxicated drivers ‒ these are the type of injuries that change lives forever.
Drunk driving accidents can leave victims disabled, disfigured and unable to participate in the activities they enjoyed before tragedy struck. Some survivors require medical attention for the remainder of their lives. Whether you are the drunk driver or the victim, your life will never be the same after a drunk driving accident.
The sad fact is that drunk driving accidents are 100% preventable. Prevention is simple: Do NOT get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Period.
Drunk driving is a choice ‒ a very poor choice ‒ that people make. If you drive after drinking and cause a terrible accident, consider for a moment the guilt you will feel if your poor decision kills, maims, paralyzes or disfigures another person. You will have to live with that knowledge Every. Single. Day. For the rest of your life.
Drunk or drugged driving accidents can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. From a physical standpoint, victims may endure pain and suffering, paralysis or another physical or mental disability. Due to their injuries, victims may be unable to work. The loss of a paycheck on top of medical bills adding up to tens of thousands of dollars can cause severe financial problems, and even bankruptcy.
When a drunk or drugged driver causes an accident and is convicted, that driver can be held financially liable for the injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and loss of income inflicted upon the victims. The victims of a drunk driving crash may be entitled to compensation at the expense of the drunk driver or his insurance company. In Virginia, victims have the legal right to seek that compensation.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Richmond or anywhere in Virginia, or a family member was hurt or killed by a drunk driver, you need an experienced drunk driving lawyer. Commonwealth Law Group has drunk driving attorneys who can help you or your family seek the financial compensation you are entitled to receive. And your initial consultation is free and puts you under no obligation.
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for your rights if you’ve been hurt in a drunk driving accident. The victims of a Virginia drunk driver have rights. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in Richmond, Va., Commonwealth Law Group will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. We can’t turn back the hands of time, but we can get you the compensation necessary for you to move forward in the wake of such a tragic event.