Driving is a privilege, not a right. Every motorist has a duty of care when he or she takes to the road. When people choose to drive while impaired, they are not only violating the law; they are selfishly putting the lives of others in danger. Driving under the influence is an act of negligence and drunk drivers who cause accidents should be held accountable for their behavior.
Intoxicated drivers can be totally unpredictable. Often, these motorists will drive erratically and at excessive rates of speed. This is especially dangerous during the nighttime or early morning hours when it is dark. At such times of the day, you may not be able to spot a drunk driver until it is too late.
The damage done by a drunk driver can be devastating. A severe auto accident can leave a victim with serious or even debilitating injuries. Recovering from such accidents can take weeks or even months.
Victims who suffer spinal injuries or brain injuries may need special care for the remainder of their lives. Such accommodations are typically very expensive and can place a great strain on a family's finances.
While being in such an accident can be a traumatic experience, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. This is so the attorney can begin to perform an investigation and gather evidence.
We at Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller have experience helping people whose lives have been negatively impacted by accidents caused by drunk drivers. We work in a proactive manner when pursuing appropriate compensation for our clients. Please take a look at the pages of this website if you are interested in learning more about our services.