Every year, more than 10,000 people die in drunk driving and drug-related car accidents. Hundreds of thousands more people suffer injuries. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are life-altering. People who survive these crashes may spend the remainder of their lives disabled or disfigured. The things they were able to do before the crash are impossible to do after. Some who survive require medical care for the rest of their lives.
What follows a DUI accident can be as traumatic, or more traumatic, than the crash itself. There may be physical pain and suffering. Some families are saddled with financial burdens that are too much to bear. Survivors may find themselves facing tens of thousands of dollars worth of medical bills. These financial burdens combined with a loss of income can bankrupt a family. This is why drunk drivers who are convicted after a car accident may be held civilly liable for the injuries caused to their victims.
Any person who makes the decision to get behind the wheel and drive after consuming alcohol or taking drugs may be financially liable for the results of their decision and actions. The victims of these drivers may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical care, pain and suffering and other damages. The law may limit the amount of compensation a victim is able to recover beyond the cost of actual damages or injuries.
Victims of drunk drivers have a legal right to seek compensation from the individual who caused the accident they were involved in. Any person who has been injured in a drunk driving accident, or has had a family member or loved one killed in this type of accident, should consult with an attorney who is experienced in car accident law. An experienced attorney can assist the victim or their families in seeking the compensation they are entitled to.
If you have been injured a car accident in Charlotte, you have rights. Call our team of personal injury attorneys today and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation. We are here to assist you and your family as you put your lives back together following this traumatic event. Call today or browse our website for more information about our firm and the types of cases we handle.