Drunk Driving Accident
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, a personal injury firm in Chula Vista, California, understand the unique challenges victims and their families might be facing, after a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Not only might you be incredibly angry that another person’s decisions resulted in your serious injuries, but you may also be facing challenges due to medical costs and the insurance claims process. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate the claims process alone.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, every day, approximately 800 people suffer injuries in drunk driving crashes. MADD reports that every day there are approximately 300,000 instances of drunk driving, but only 3,200 people are arrested. It’s unfortunate, but sometimes drunk drivers don’t face their first arrest until someone gets hurt.
Individuals are considered Under the Influence if their blood alcohol level is proven to be 0.08% or higher at the time of the accident. However, these limits can vary depending on the type of vehicle being operated and the type of driver. For example, if the other driver in your accident was under 21, the legal limit is far lower. The legal limit for drivers under the age of 21 is 0.01 % or higher. If you were involved in a drunk driving accident with a commercial vehicle or a truck driver, there are more stringent limits for these types of drivers. A commercial vehicle operator will be considered under the influence if his or her blood alcohol concentration is 0.04 or higher.Lawyers for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in Chula Vista, San Diego, Eastlake, and Nearby Areas
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a drunk driving car accident, you may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages from negligent parties and to make a claim with insurance companies. The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth is a personal injury firm in Chula Vista, California, that may be able to help you with your claim. Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation and evaluation.Are Drunk Driving Accident Claims Different From Other Types of Claims in Chula Vista?
If you’ve been hurt in a drunk driving accident in Chula Vista, you may have the right to seek damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and expenses for property damage. These damages are known as compensatory damages because these damages are meant to compensate you for your losses stemming from the accident.
However, there are other types of damages that victims can sometimes seek after a crash. One type is known as punitive damages. While victims of most car accidents aren’t entitled to seek punitive damages, victims of drunk driving accidents may have the right to seek punitive damages. What are punitive damages? Punitive damages are meant to punish an individual who has harmed another due to his or her conscious disregard for the safety of drivers on the roadway.
Can you seek punitive damages for your drunk driving injuries? The lawyers here at the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth can help accident victims seek the appropriate type and amount of damages. Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation during which we can review your claim and help you understand what types of damages you might be entitled to receive.Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Victim Lawyers in Chula Vista, California Today
The Law offices of Bruce S. Meth , a personal injury firm in Chula Vista, California , can help you recover damages from a negligent drunk driver. We have been helping clients who have been injured by drunk drivers for 38 years. There is no substitute for experience
Contact one of the attorneys at the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth in Chula Vista, California, today to learn more.
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