- December 18, 2018
- In news
Three people were ejected when the speeding car crashed in Norco on Friday, October 19. All four people in the vehicle were hospitalized and suffered serious injuries. Impairment is suspected as the cause of this single-vehicle crash in the area of 5 th Street and Broken Lance Drive. Preliminary results of the investigation showed that the car was speeding west on 5 th Street when it crashed into the center median, causing the car to spin out of control.
The experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is representing the family members of one of the victims who ultimately died at the hosptial.
Damages for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving is criminalized. This means that the state will step in and impose criminal and administrative consequences upon a drunk driver. However, drunk driving accidents can also cause serious injuries and even fatalities to the victims involved. As such, victims and their loved ones can sue for monetary and punitive damages.
The award is intended to compensate victims for the economic and non-economic losses they suffer. Economic losses are those involving actual monetary expenses, while non-economic losses don’t with a price tag.
Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be entitled to the following monetary damages:
- Medical bills, including future costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Household expenses
- Transportation costs
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a drunk driving an accident, you may have the right to sue the drunk driver for wrongful death damages. You may be entitled to the following compensatory damages:
- Medical expenses incurred between the accident and time of death
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income and future wages
- Loss of services, consortium, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, and support the deceased person provided to family members
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. As a family member of a loved one who died in a drunk driving accident, you may also be entitled to compensation. To ensure you get the full money damages you deserve, you need to consult with and hire a Los Angeles drunk driving accident attorney.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an LA car accident lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.