Have you been injured by a drunk driver in Tracy, CA? Nadrich & Cohen can recover financial compensation for you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
The City of Tracy saw 118 drunk driving accidents from 2011 to 2020, according to UC Berkeley data. Drunk driving crashes are an unfortunate reality of life, and they can leave you injured, unable to work and unable to pay your medical bills because you can’t work. The last thing you need in such a stressful situation is to handle a long, complex, difficult drunk driving accident case by yourself.
The drunk driving accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen can handle every aspect of your drunk driving crash case for you so all you have to do is focus on recovering from your injuries.
In addition, when drunk driving accident victims can’t afford to have their injuries treated, we can get them to doctors who treat them without charging them until their drunk driving accident cases are over. Doctors do this for our clients because we’ve been working with them for years and they know we get great results for our clients.
Best of all, our drunk driving accident lawyers will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees until and unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
Call a DUI accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or text us from this page. We have been representing victims of drunk driving accidents since 1990. We have recovered over $350,000,000 for our injured clients. Let us fight for you and help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.
Compensation Available In Cases Involving Drunk Driving Crashes
Drunk drivers, unfortunately, often leave their victims with serious injuries. If you’ve been injured by an intoxicated driver, a DUI accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for:
The largest source of recovery in most drunk driving accident claims is financial compensation for medical expenses. You probably already owe money in the form of medical bills after being injured in an accident involving intoxicated driving. You might have also been hurt badly enough that you will continue to require medical treatment in the future, which will lead to more bills. You may have even been disabled by a drunk driving collision and may have future medical needs like wheelchairs and modifications to your home and vehicle. A drunk driving accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any past or future medical bills which are made necessary by an auto accident involving a driver with too high of a blood alcohol concentration.
One common form of compensation seen in a personal injury claim like claims involving DUI accidents is compensation for lost wages. This means that if you had to miss time from work because you are a DUI accident victim, you are entitled to compensation for the wages you were unable to earn. If you were hurt too badly in your motor vehicle accident to be able to work, you can be compensated for this. If you had to take time off from work to receive medical treatments, you can be compensated for this, too, in your personal injury case. We can help you recover any wages you lost because of your drunk driving car accident.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
Sometimes people who are injured by impaired drivers end up with an inability to work which is not temporary. If you aren’t able to work ever again or able to do the job you used to ever again because of your car wreck involving a driver with a high blood alcohol content, you should seek legal representation. Our law firm can help you recover financial compensation for any loss or reduction of your earning capacity related to your accident involving a driver over the legal limit regarding alcohol.
Pain And Suffering
Unfortunately, many people who get in car accidents involving intoxicated drivers end up having to experience physical pain and mental suffering. You shouldn’t have to suffer without being compensated for it. We can help you get compensated for your pain and suffering by filing a civil claim on your behalf.
Fatal drunk driving accidents are an unfortunate reality of life. Fatal car accidents happen whether we want them to or not. We file wrongful death claims on behalf of the loved ones of those who die in drunk driving accidents. By filing a wrongful death claim on your behalf, we can help you recover compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, pain, suffering, funeral expenses and burial expenses. We can also recover compensation for you to compensate you for the loss of your loved one’s love, companionship, income and household services.
Personal injury cases like drunk driving cases sometimes involve punitive damages intended to punish a drunk driver for their reckless behavior. We will seek punitive damages on your behalf in order to maximize the size of your financial recovery.
Why Do I Need Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys?
If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, you’re going to want legal representation if you wish to recover the most money possible. This is because the drunk driver’s insurance company will not pay you what you deserve unless you have legal representation.
In addition, it is very dangerous for you to talk to an insurance company about your accident. If you accidentally say the wrong thing to an insurance company, and it is exceedingly easy to do so, you may suddenly find that the insurance company has reduced their offer by half or is now refusing to pay you anything at all.
Insurance Companies Won’t Pay You What You Deserve If You Don’t Have A Lawyer
If a driver’s negligence, such as drunk driving, causes you to be injured, that driver is liable for your injuries under California law. This means that the driver, or more likely their insurance company, is obligated to financially compensate you for any financial losses you suffer due to your injuries, like medical bills, lost wages, etc.
However, just because the insurance company knows it’s obligated to fully compensate you for your injuries doesn’t mean it necessarily will. After all, if an insurance company knows they can get away with not paying you what you deserve without suffering legal consequences, why would they? They can make more money by not paying you what you deserve, and that’s exactly what they’ll do if you don’t have a lawyer.
The insurance company will only offer you a fraction of what you deserve if you don’t have a lawyer. The insurance company will never raise this offer unless you sue the drunk driver and therefore the insurance company by association. If you file a lawsuit by yourself without a lawyer, the insurance company will know you can’t win the lawsuit because the insurance company can afford very expensive lawyers.
In other words, the insurance company needs to respect your ability to sue them over a small offer and win before they will present you with a fair offer. The only way the insurance company is going to respect your ability to sue them and win is if you have experienced drunk driving accident lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen by your side.
We have been handling drunk driving accident cases for over 30 years. We have a reputation with insurance companies. They know we are vastly experienced and they know that when we go to court, we win. So, they don’t want to have to take us on in court. It is expensive for them to have to hire lawyers to take us on in court, and they know they’ll just lose anyways. So, when you hire us, the insurance company will be forced to increase your offer in order to avoid a lawsuit. Almost all of our cases settle out of court because insurance companies know that when we take them on in court, we win.
The absolute best way you can make sure an insurance company gives you a fair offer is to hire our experienced drunk driving crash lawyers.
It’s Dangerous For You To Talk With Insurance Companies After Being Injured By A Drunk Driver
California is a comparative negligence state. This means that more than one person can be found at fault for an accident. If you’re found partially at fault for an accident, the amount of compensation you’re eligible for is reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. So, if you’re found 20 percent at fault for an accident, the amount of money the insurance company is forced to pay you will be reduced by 20 percent.
Insurance companies know this. In fact, they actually train their adjusters to manipulate you into saying things that are considered admissions of fault. If you accidentally say the wrong thing to an insurance company, you could suddenly find yourself sharing a percentage of the blame for the accident which was caused by another driver who was drunk. If this happens, the amount of money you’re entitled to will be reduced.
Insurance adjusters are also trained to trick you into saying things that imply your injuries are not as severe as you claim. They’ll do things like ask you how you’re doing at the beginning of a phone call which is being recorded. If you say “fine” like you normally would, just out of habit, they can use this to claim you’re not actually hurt that badly, so you don’t deserve as much money for pain and suffering as you’re asking for. It is very easy to accidentally say the wrong thing to an insurance company.
It is vital for you to have lawyers by your side who can talk to the insurance companies for you. We will not fall for these tricks. We will handle all negotiations and communications with insurance companies for you. This will take a lot of stress off of your back and make sure you don’t damage your case’s value by incriminating yourself.
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim After A Drunk Driving Accident In Tracy?
There’s a time limit for you to file a claim if you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in Tracy or any other place in California. That time limit is two years from the date of the accident. This time limit is called a statute of limitations. If you fail to file a claim before this time limit expires, you may be forever prevented from obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
However, there is a notable exception to this time limit, and that’s if a government entity is involved. Then, the time limit is only six months from the date of your accident. Say that a dangerous roadway condition which Caltrans should have fixed but didn’t was partially responsible for your drunk driving accident. In this case, you’d have only six months from the date of the accident to file a claim.
You should call us today for a free consultation if you were injured in a drunk driving accident. Calling us today gives us the most time possible to gather evidence, build a convincing case for you and make sure any and all paperwork is filed on time. Calling us today maximizes your chances of getting the largest possible recovery.
Call us today for a free consultation. Let us fight for your legal right to compensation for your injuries.
How Much Will It Cost For Nadrich & Cohen To Represent Me?
We never charge our clients an upfront fee or any out-of-pocket fees. In fact, we won’t charge a fee at all until and unless we win your case.
The only fee we will ever charge you is a percentage of whatever money we recover on your behalf. This means you won’t ever owe us a single penny out of your own pocket.
You can only gain money, not lose money, by hiring us, so there is no risk at all involved in hiring us. Call us today for a free consultation.
How Do I Win My Drunk Driving Accident Case?
The best way to win your drunk driving accident case is to hire experienced lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen.
We will hire private investigators to investigate your case and come up with facts to strengthen your case against any liable parties, including the drunk driver. Your claim may be supported by a history of irresponsible or drunk driving. Witness testimony from people like waitresses, bouncers or bar patrons can help strengthen your case as well.
The extent and severity of your injuries can be documented when we have medical staff interviewed for you and provide statements for you. The outcome of your case will depend on every aspect of your auto accident.
Nadrich & Cohen has a reputation for aggressively representing clients for over 30 years. Our lawyers are client-focused and fight tooth and nail to recover the most compensation possible for each and every client. We have helped countless victims recover money from negligent drunk drivers.
When you hire Nadrich & Cohen, you’re not just hiring extremely experienced lawyers, you’re also receiving the assistance of expert investigators, paralegals, negotiators and staff who all work towards the same goal: recovering as much money as possible for you. We have the track record, resources and experience to fight for you and win.
Call us today for a free consultation.