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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Intoxicated drivers cause hundreds of auto accidents in California each year, some of which are fatal. If you are a victim of a drunk driving accident you have the right to be compensated for your economic and non-economic losses. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our drunk driving accident lawyers can handle every aspect of your case, ensuring you recover the compensation you’re owed, for an accident that was not your fault.

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How Can a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Help?

Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is the most irresponsible thing a motorist can do. Every driver in California understands this is illegal behavior, yet some drivers will still make this choice, regardless. When intoxicated drivers get behind the wheel, they put everyone on the road at risk. An innocent driver can suffer a serious injury due to one terrible decision made by a negligent driver. 

If you were involved in a drunk driving accident, you must take legal action as soon as possible. An experienced drunk driving accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers will protect your rights and take steps that best represent your interests, including:

  • Ensuring the accident is documented and fully investigated
  • Determining liability
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company and negotiating a settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit in order to secure damages if a fair settlement cannot be reached

Our drunk driving accident attorneys are well-versed in California drunk driving laws and can guide you through every step of the legal process.

Types Of Accidents Caused By Drunk Driving

Due to the impact of alcohol, drunk drivers can be unpredictable. A motorist under the influence of alcohol will have a slower reaction time and may not be able to avoid an accident in time. Another driver could overcorrect when they’re slipping out of their lane due to poor muscle coordination caused by alcohol consumption. Often, drunk driving accidents result in severe injuries or fatalities.

Common types of accidents caused by drunk drivers include:

Head-On Collisions

A drunk motorist may sway in and out of their lanes and usually are unable to maintain control of their vehicles. A drunk driver may go in the wrong direction on a one-way road, interstate, highway, or exit ramp, or they will cross over the double yellow line in the center of the road.

Rear-End Crashes

A drunk driver will have trouble maintaining the correct speed and paying attention to traffic conditions and the road. Intoxicated drivers are inattentive and their inability to pay attention can increase their risk of crashing into vehicles that suddenly stop or slow down in front of them. Additionally, an intoxicated driver may follow too closely or increase speed at an inappropriate time, resulting in a rear-end accident.

Side-Impact Accidents

An intoxicated driver may ignore traffic signs and lights, failing to see other drivers on the road and colliding with the side of a vehicle. This type of accident can result in life-changing or fatal injuries.

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I throughly enjoyed working with Erik and the Child & Jackson firm. I was unfortunate enough to be in an automobile accident, him and his team really took care of me and helped me win my case. I am satisfied with all the help and the outcome of the lawsuit. I would definitely work with Child & Jackson if the time comes again. Thank you for everything.
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I was referred to Child & Jackson from a family/friend who had a good experience with them. To my surprise, I actually got to meet and speak with Mr. Child, who was so down to earth (we all know how attorneys can be intimidating). Mr. Child assured me he and his team will take care of me and they kept their words.

What is My Case Worth?

The total amount of compensation a person can recover will vary depending on many factors related to the accident. Some of the main factors that can impact compensation amounts in these types of accident claims include:

  • Total medical treatment required
  • The severity of the injuries
  • How much time is missed at work due to injuries
  • Total property damage expenses
  • Extent of pain and suffering
  • Insurance limitations
  • Whether or not the accident victim suffered a long-term disability

And more.

The total compensation paid out for an accident claim can range from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars. An experienced drunk driving accident attorney at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers will use their resources to handle each aspect of your claim and will consult with experts to accurately calculate total damages. 

What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled to?

In the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. A drunk driving accident attorney at Child & Jackson will work diligently to help you recover both economic and non-economic damages. 

These damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost earning capacity
And more.

What if I Was Partially At Fault?

In California, you can still pursue compensation for your accident-related costs, even if you were 99% at fault for the accident. However, the total amount of compensation will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.

What Are Common Injuries Suffered in Drunk Driving Collisions?

A drunk driving collision can cause an accident victim to suffer life-changing injuries. At our firm, our drunk driving accident attorneys have handled a wide range of accident claims involving the following types of injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal organ damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Crush injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Whiplash

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in California?

You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Failure to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations can result in your case being dismissed. This means you will be unable to pursue compensation for any of your accident-related losses.

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a drunk driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our drunk driving accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation. 

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