Nadrich & Cohen is representing those who have been injured by a drunk driver in Richmond, CA.
The City of Richmond, CA saw 312 traffic accidents with the primary crash factor violation being driving under the influence from 2011 to 2020, according to UC Berkeley data.
Drunk driving crashes can cause extensive, serious injuries because drunk drivers often drive recklessly at very high speeds. Drunk driving accident victims often end up injured, unable to work and unable to pay their medical bills since they can’t work.
If this sounds like the situation you’re in right now, a Richmond, CA drunk driving accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you. We have been handling cases involving drunk driving accidents since 1990. We have recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients. Our extensive experience in handling drunk driving accident cases means that we can recover the most money possible to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
You shouldn’t have to handle a difficult, time-consuming and complex drunk driving accident case on your own while you’re recovering from your injuries. Let us take that load off of your back and do all the work for you, and make sure that work is done right.
Our drunk driving accident attorneys won’t charge you any legal fees until and unless we recover money to compensate you for your injuries. If you can’t afford medical treatment, we can get you to doctors who will treat you on a lien, which means they won’t charge you until your case is over. Doctors are willing to give our clients this deal because they know we get our clients great results.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a DUI accident in Richmond, CA. You can also text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page.
Compensation Available After Drunk Driving Crashes
If you have been injured in an accident involving an intoxicated driver, our drunk driving accident lawyers can help you recover compensation for your injuries. This is because California law holds those who injure others through negligence liable for the injuries, and drunk driving is considered negligence. A DUI accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for:
A DUI accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any medical expenses resulting from the minor or severe injuries sustained in your drunk driving crash. You are probably already facing medical bills after your drunk driving collision. You may also need future medical treatments as a result of your accident involving intoxicated driving, and those treatments will lead to more bills. A drunk driving accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for all past and future medical bills related to your drunk driving auto accident.
Drunk driving accident claims often involve claims for lost wages. This is when victims of DUI accidents are unable to work for a period of time because of their injuries. The DUI accident victim may be temporarily injured too badly to work. The motor vehicle accident victim may also need to take time off from work in order to receive medical treatments. We can help you recover lost wages as part of your personal injury claim.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
Another common form of compensation in a personal injury case like a case involving a driver with too high of a blood alcohol concentration is compensation for loss or reduction of earning capacity. This means that when impaired drivers injured others and the injury victims are left unable to ever work again or unable to ever do the jobs they used to again, those injury victims can recover compensation for the loss or reduction of their earning capacity.
Your vehicle may have been damaged or even totaled in your drunk driving car accident. We can help you obtain compensation for damage to your vehicle and any other property which was in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Pain And Suffering
With the help of legal representation by Nadrich & Cohen, you may be able to recover financial compensation for any physical pain and mental suffering you endured as a result of your drunk driving car wreck.
Fatal drunk driving accidents sometimes happen, unfortunately. If you have lost a loved one to a drunk driving accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. Those who have lost loved ones to fatal car accidents may be able to recover compensation for the loss of their loved one’s income, love, companionship and household services. Loved ones, through wrongful death claims, may also be able to recover compensation for their loved ones’ funeral costs, burial costs, pain, suffering and medical bills.
We will seek punitive damages on your behalf in order to maximize your recovery. These damages are intended to punish the drunk driver and deter others from driving drunk in the future.
What Can The Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys At Nadrich & Cohen Do For Me?
You may be wondering what our law firm can do for you. There is a lot we can do for you. In fact, the average drunk driving case is far too time-consuming and complex for the average person to be able to handle on their own. We can handle every aspect of your case for you and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers can:
Make Sure You Receive Maximum Compensation From The Insurance Company Representing The Drunk Driver
You are legally entitled to full compensation, up to policy limits, for your injuries from the drunk driver’s insurance company. However, just because you are legally entitled to it does not necessarily mean you will receive it. In fact, you simply will not receive what you are entitled to from the insurance company if you don’t have a lawyer.
The reason why is because insurance companies are far more interested in preserving their own profit margin than ensuring that your needs are met. This means that they will only pay you what you are entitled to if they are forced to. The only way you can force them to pay you what you are entitled to is to file a lawsuit. The insurance company can afford very expensive lawyers, so they know you cannot win a lawsuit against them without a lawyer of your own. What this means, quite simply, is that if you do not have a lawyer, the insurance company will never offer you anything close to what you deserve for your injuries. The insurance company will simply dare you to sue them without a lawyer, knowing you can’t win that battle.
However, when insurance companies see that experienced lawyers with a track record of success are suddenly involved, their reluctance to pay injury victims what they deserve usually goes away. When insurance companies see that injury victims are represented by lawyers with a track record of winning in court like Nadrich & Cohen, they typically end up settling out of court with the injury victims for far more than they offered the injury victims before the victims hired lawyers. Almost all of our cases settle out of court. This is because insurance companies know that we win in court. They know it is a waste of their time and money to take us on in court.
Hiring Nadrich & Cohen gives you the best chance of obtaining the most money possible in an out of court settlement with the drunk driver’s insurance company.
Handle All Communications And Negotiations With Insurance Companies For You
One of the most important reasons you should hire a lawyer after your drunk driving accident is to have them talk with insurance companies for you. This is because it is dangerous for you to talk to insurance companies after you have been injured in an accident.
Insurance companies will not hesitate to resort to dirty tricks in order to pay you as little money as possible. This includes training their adjusters to trick you into saying things they can use to pay you less money or nothing at all. They will try to get you to talk to them while you are being recorded and they will try to get you to say things that imply you were partially at fault for your accident. They will try to get you to say things that imply your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim. If you accidentally say the things they try to manipulate you into saying, the value of your claim can plummet instantly.
It is very easy to fall for the insurance companies’ tricks. They can take the littlest thing you say and use it against you. If they ask you how you’re doing today and you reflexively answer “fine,” they can claim this means your injuries aren’t that bad. This is just one example of the tiny little things you can say wrong that you’d never expect would incriminate you. Don’t risk saying the wrong things to insurance companies. Hire experienced drunk driving accident lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen instead and have your lawyers talk to the insurance companies for you.
Gather Evidence And Build A Strong Case
We can gather evidence for you and build a strong case for you. We can send investigators out to the scene of the accident for you. We can hire experts like accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case on your behalf. We can, with your permission, obtain all of your medical records for you in order to show an insurance company how much money your accident has cost you. We can hire financial experts to testify on your behalf how your accident has impacted your everyday life through things like pain and suffering. These experts can place an accurate value on intangible damages like pain and suffering for you. We have the resources and know-how to build the strongest case possible on your behalf so you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
Make Sure All Paperwork Is Filed Properly And In Time
We can make sure any paperwork is filed properly and is filed in time. This is especially important since there is a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit such as a drunk driving lawsuit in California. This time limit is called a statute of limitations and it is two years from the date of the accident.
However, this time limit is reduced to six months when government entities are involved. Say your drunk driving accident was partially caused by a dangerous roadway condition which should have been fixed by a government agency. In this case, you would only have six months to file a lawsuit.
The process of filing insurance claims and lawsuits is very time consuming and complex. You shouldn’t have to worry about doing it all properly and in a timely manner. Let us handle this part of your case for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Negotiate The Best Settlement Possible For You
You may not know how much your case is really worth and you may not know how to negotiate for that settlement. Our lawyers will aggressively negotiate on your behalf for the largest settlement possible. We can tell you when an offer from the insurance company is too low, and we can tell you when an offer from the insurance company is fair. We have over 30 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies. We play hardball for our clients at the negotiating table and we get our clients the largest possible financial recoveries.
If Necessary, Represent You In Court
The vast majority of our cases settle out of court because insurance companies know better than to take us on in court. However, rarely, sometimes our cases end up in court because settlement negotiations fail. If this occurs, we will represent you in court, where we have a long track record of success representing the victims of drunk driving accidents.
How Much Do Nadrich & Cohen Cost?
We do not charge any fee to represent our clients until and unless we obtain financial compensation for our clients. This means that we will never charge you any out of pocket fee or any upfront fee. The only fee we will ever charge you is a percentage of any money we recover for you. In other words, if we don’t win your case, we won’t charge you a penny.
This means that there is no risk at all to you in calling us today for a free consultation. You cannot lose money by calling us today – you can only gain money.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in Richmond, CA, you should call us now for a free consultation. Our lawyers have been helping victims of drunk driving accidents recover compensation for their injuries for over three decades. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you. Let us obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us today.