Despite California’s tough drunk driving laws, many Californians continue to drink and drive. This reckless behavior causes drunk driving crashes that destroy and end the lives of many innocent victims.
Alcohol consumption significantly slows down a driver’s reaction time, and impairs their judgment. Drunk drivers are much more likely to cause an accident than are sober drivers. At Nadrich & Cohen, we harbor zero sympathy for careless and negligent drivers who choose to drink and drive. For decades we have represented motorists, passengers and their families who have suffered injuries or a loss due to the reckless behavior of an intoxicated driver. If you or a loved one has been injured by an intoxicated motorist, call Nadrich & Cohen now for a free consultation. Call us today. We will fight to obtain maximum compensation for you or your loved one.
Victims of drunk driving accidents all too often sustain life-altering injuries, the impact devastating victims and their families. After you’ve been injured or suffered a loss, how do you now deal with the medical bills? How do you pay for your present and future needs? The challenges a victim of a drunk driving accident faces are seemingly endless. Our California drunk driving accident attorneys have the experience and record of successes to obtain justice for you or a loved one.
We don’t charge any legal fees until and unless we recover compensation for our clients. Call us today.
Drunk Driving Accident Victim Settlements
A victim of a drunk driving crash in California does not have to wait for a criminal trial to end before he or she commences a civil action. Victims of drunk driving accidents are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Many victims suffer painful and life-altering injuries. These injuries can hinder a victim’s ability to lead a healthy, productive, and normal life. In such cases a DUI accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover damages for property damage and several other types of losses, such as the following:
If you have been injured in a drunk driving collision, you are probably already facing huge medical bills. Your accident which was caused by intoxicated driving may also require you to undergo medical treatments in the future. These treatments will generate yet more bills. We can help you obtain compensation for all past and future medical expenses related to your accident.
Pain And Suffering
DUI accidents can lead to serious injuries which cause significant physical pain and mental suffering. While helping you with your personal injury case, we may be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you are a DUI accident victim, you might have had to miss time from work because of your motor vehicle accident. Maybe you were too hurt to work. Maybe you had to take time off for medical treatments. Whatever the case, if you were unable to earn wages because of your car accident, we might be able to help you recover those lost wages.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
Unfortunately, accidents involving impaired drivers sometimes lead to catastrophic injuries. Those injured may never be able to work again or do the job they used to again. You may qualify for compensation for any loss or reduction of your earning capacity caused by your accident.
Unfortunately, fatal drunk driving accidents sometimes occur. You may have a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. The loved ones of those in fatal car accidents may qualify for compensation via wrongful death claims for their loved one’s medical bills, funeral costs, burial costs, pain and suffering. You may also be eligible for compensation for the loss of your loved one’s companionship, love, household services and income.
Punitive damages are uncommon in personal injury lawsuits. However, they are quite common in drunk driving accident lawsuits. Punitive damages are awarded to punish defendants and deter others from behaving the same way that defendants do. You may qualify to receive punitive damages intended to punish the drunk driver who caused your car wreck.
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing each client with personalized service. Read our reviews from satisfied clients. We have represented thousand of auto accident clients. Our objective is always to fight for the most compensation possible for victims of a drunk driving accident in California.
Our law firm receives zero compensation for our services, until and unless we obtain a recovery. Contact us now for a no-fee initial consultation. We will provide a free drunk driving accident case evaluation. Even if another law firm declined to take your case, call us for a second opinion. Call us now.
Do I Need To Hire An Drunk Driving Lawyer in California To Handle My Accident Case?
Given how much is at stake for your present and future medical and financial needs, it is critical that you hire an experienced California DUI accident lawyer to represent your interests. For decades, the law office of Nadrich & Cohen has been fighting for the interests of drunk driving accident victims and their families while handling drunk driving accident claims.
Nadrich & Cohen has a team of experts, investigators, and medical consultants to ensure that no stone is left unturned in working to get maximum compensation for each client. Thus, to have the best shot at recovering the greatest amount of compensation in your case, it is of vital importance for you to have an experienced California drunk driving attorney representing you.
We know how insurance companies operate. Remember, the insurance companies and their agents are not your friends because their priority is to minimize drunk driving insurance claim payouts. The personal injury lawyers at our firm have dedicated our professional lives to negotiating with insurance companies seeking to obtain the best possible compensation for our clients.
Any recovery you are able to obtain in your drunk driving accident claim will probably come from an insurance company. However, if you don’t have experienced legal representation, the insurance companies won’t pay you what you deserve and they might even trick you into incriminating yourself while being recorded.
California law entitles you to full compensation for your injuries from the drunk driver who negligently caused your accident. However, insurance companies know they don’t actually have to pay you full compensation unless you have a lawyer. The insurance companies know the only way you can make them pay you what you deserve is to sue them. Because of this, if you don’t have a lawyer, all they’ll do is offer you a fraction of what you deserve. They’ll dare you to sue them. They’ll do this because they know you can’t win a lawsuit without a lawyer.
Hiring Nadrich & Cohen sends a message to the insurance companies that you can sue them over a lowball offer and you can win. Insurance companies keep files on injury lawyers. They have a file on us. That file tells them when we go to court, we win. This is why virtually all of our accident cases are settled out of court. Hiring us is the best way to force an insurance company to pay you what you’re entitled to under the law.
Insurance companies also teach their employees to manipulate injury victims into saying things that imply they were at fault for an accident or that they’re not hurt as badly as they claim. They do this because once you say the wrong thing to an insurance company, they can use that to pay you less money or even no money at all.
It’s very dangerous for you to talk to insurance companies because of this. You should instead let experienced lawyers like the attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen talk to the insurance companies for you.
We can handle all communications with insurance companies for you. We can handle all negotiations with insurance companies for you. We can let you know when an offer from the insurance company is unfair and when an offer is fair. We can handle every aspect of your case for you so you don’t have to worry about incriminating yourself and you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Call us today for a free consultation.
Who is Responsible for Drunk Driving Accidents?
In California, there are several parties that may be held liable in drunk driving accident cases for injuries or loss sustained due to a drunk driving accident. Some of the possible parties are discussed below:
Hosts of Parties
If alcohol is served at a party, the party that may be held liable if a party guest subsequently causes a drunk driving accident. If it is clear that the host continued to serve the drunk driver after the host should have known that the individual was intoxicated, then it increases the likelihood that the party host could be liable for damages and injuries caused by a party guest who is involved in an alcohol-related accident.
Bar and Restaurant Staff and Owners
Responsibility for drunk driving accidents can fall upon the shoulders of the owners and/or the employees of bars and restaurants. If a patron appears to be intoxicated, and a server continues to serve more drinks to the individual then the liability may falls upon the owner(s) and/or the employee responsible for over serving the patron.
An employer may also be held liable for damages caused by the conduct of its employees or agents. For example, if an employer hosts a function where alcohol is consumed, and then an employee drives off while intoxicated and causes an accident, then liability can also extend to the employer as well.
Even when intoxicated, drivers are always responsible for their own conduct.
What is the legal limit in the state of California?
In California, the law provides that most vehicle operators who have a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher are considered legally drunk. For some drivers all this requires is to consume two drinks within a 60-minute period.
Drivers Under The Age of 21
However, if a driver is under the age of 21, there is a zero-tolerance standard. If the driver is under the age of 21 and operating a motor vehicle in the State of California, then a driver is legally intoxicated if his or her blood alcohol level is 0.01% or higher.
Commercial Vehicle Operators
The standard is also different for operators of commercial vehicles. If the blood alcohol content of an operator of a commercial vehicle is 0.04% or higher, then he or she is deemed to be legally intoxicated in the State of California.
How Much Do Nadrich & Cohen Cost?
We won’t charge you a penny to represent you until and unless we win your case. This is known as contingency fee representation.
The only fee we will charge you is a percentage of any financial recovery we obtain on your behalf. This means you will never owe us a dime out of your own pocket. You will never owe us an upfront fee.
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim?
There is a time limit in California to file a personal injury lawsuit such as a drunk driving accident case. This time limit is called a statute of limitations.
This time limit is two years from the date of your injuries. Failure to file a claim during this time period can forever bar you from obtaining compensation for your injuries.
However, this time limit is reduced when a government entity is involved. Say a government employee was on the job when they were driving drunk and collided with your vehicle. In this case, you would only have six months to file a claim in California.
It can take a long time to put together a convincing drunk driving accident case. A lot of evidence needs to be gathered. Experts need to be hired. Those experts need time to investigate the case. Time needs to be set aside for negotiating with insurance companies.
You shouldn’t expect fantastic results if you wait until the very last minute to file a claim. For this reason, it’s important that you call us today for a free consultation. Calling us now gives us the most time possible to put together a convincing case on your behalf and ensure that all paperwork is filed in a timely manner.
How Our Drunk Driving Accident Victim Lawyers Can Help
The drunk driving accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen is determined and committed to leave no stone unturned in seeking maximum compensation for you or your loved one. Our attorneys and legal team seek to make certain that innocent victims are compensated for the destructive and devastating acts of DWI and DUI offenders. Our California drunk driving victim attorneys know with what it takes to get justice for victims of drunk driving accidents.
Contact our drunk driving accident attorneys now for a free, no-pressure, confidential consultation. We will provide a thorough case evaluation free of charge. There are strict time limits for making a personal injury claim, so don’t wait to contact us. Call a drunk driving accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation, text us from this page or complete the contact form on this page.