- October 14, 2013
- In auto Accidents
If you or a loved one was injured in a drunk driving accident, you no doubt feel outraged and may be in both serious physical and emotional pain. Although no amount of monetary compensation can undo the impact of the accident and its resulting consequences, as experienced Los Angeles DUI accident lawyers we can tell you that filing a personal injury claim will help you to get the justice that you deserve and the financial means that you need to mend your injuries.
Two Courses of Legal Action for DUI Victims
Under California law, a drunk driver who causes a serious or fatal accident will generally have to deal with two different types of court cases. One, they will have to face a criminal trial prosecuted by the government. If they are found guilty, they will face a significant jail sentence.
The second encounter with the legal system will involve a civil case for personal injury or wrongful death. A civil case is brought by Los Angeles DUI accident lawyers representing the victims of the drunk driving accident.
Criminal and civil actions are totally independent of one another in DUI cases. This means that even if a drunk driver is able to somehow avoid a criminal conviction, he or she may still be held liable in a civil case for monetary compensation to the victim or the families of the individual killed in the DUI accident.
Damages in California DUI Cases
Victims of DUI cases may file a personal injury and/or a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for:
- Physical impairment
- Personal property damage
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
In order to get the maximum compensation that you are entitled to, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced Los Angeles DUI accident lawyer to fight for your rights.
Call a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
For more information about seeking compensation for your injuries in a drunk driving accident or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Los Angeles DUI accident lawyer, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.
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