When a driver operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, he or she is far more likely to cause or be involved in a car accident. When a driver is intoxicated, his or her reaction time will be delayed. The driver's motor skills and mental abilities will also be impaired. Alcohol and drugs may also affect judgment. In all, a drunk driver is more likely to be distracted, may drive carelessly or recklessly without even realizing it and may be unable to react in time to avoid a collision.
Were you injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver? Now is the time to involve an Antelope Valley injury attorney who can conduct a thorough review of the matter and determine how to help you seek justice against the driver responsible for what you have had to experience.
A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you with your insurance claim or in filing a civil lawsuit. The outcome of either approach will be a settlement or jury award that will provide for all of your medical care, loss of earnings, future medical bills and even emotional trauma.
Approximately one in three fatal traffic collisions involves a driver who has an unlawful blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater (according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we believe that drunk drivers should be held accountable for their actions. We will fight on your behalf to seek fair compensation from the driver that caused your injuries.
Contact an Lancaster & Palmdale Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer at our law firm for a free, confidential review of your case by an experienced professional.