Drunk Driving Accidents in Orange County
Were you injured by a drunk driver?
Drunk driving is illegal and extremely dangerous. When a driver is intoxicated to the point where it affects his or her judgment in operating a large, heavy motor vehicle, the resulting devastation can be deadly. There are over ten thousand alcohol-related fatalities in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States.
If those drunk drivers had followed the law, we would have thousands of people alive today whose lives were abruptly taken from them. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured in drunk driving-related crashes. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident with a drunk driver in Orange County, you can get the legal help you need.
The Orange County personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman will work with you to build a case against the drunk driver to get you the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.
Though the drunk driver will also face criminal charges, your case against the negligent individual will be a civil suit that is targeted at providing you the damages that you need for the injuries and property damage inflicted upon you and your vehicle in the accident. You could recover compensation for the following:
- Any and all related medical care
- Future medical care
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
What to do after being hit by a drunk driver
Immediately after being hit by a drunken driver, do the following:
- Take photos of the scene and any damage or injuries
- Gather eyewitness information, if possible
- File a police report
- Contact your insurance company and the insurance company of the driver that hit you to inform them of your situation and prepare them for future claims
- Don't necessarily take the first settlement offered to you, speak with an attorney for guidance first
Lawyer for DUI Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident with an intoxicated or impaired driver, please don’t hesitate to contact an attorney who can help you. Mr. Bridgman and his legal team will tirelessly advocate your best interests throughout your case against the negligent individual. It is important to your attorney that your rights are upheld and your position is fully advocated in a court of law.