Drunk Driving Accidents in Santa Rosa
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY HOLDING DRUNK DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE
According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average drunk driver has committed the crime of driving under the influence 80 times before the first arrest. Every single time a driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, he or she simultaneously decides to place the lives of everyone else on the road at risk.
If you or a family member has been hurt by a drunk driver, it is vital that you take legal action now to hold the driver accountable for all your losses including medical expenses, lost income and your pain and suffering. The driver may or may not be convicted in criminal court, but only by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim can you safeguard your right to fair compensation.
Individuals who choose to drink and drive rarely consider the full implications of their actions. Many believe that they are not sufficiently intoxicated that they will be unable to drive safely, while others simply think that they can get away with it. This serious error in judgment often results in life-changing serious injuries or takes the lives of innocent people.
Drunk drivers can – and should – be held responsible for their actions. We know that your case is not just about the money, but is also about securing justice for the wrongs you have suffered. Call The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman now for a free initial consultation with a Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer to discuss possible legal strategies and to take the first steps in your case.
INFORMATION ABOUT DRINKING AND DRIVING
The California Highway Patrol reports that the number of drunk driving accidents is on the decline over recent years. In 2006, there were 1,420 fatal DUI crashes in addition to 20,912 which resulted in injury, whereas the year 2010 saw those numbers fall to 972 and 16,884 respectively. State law imposes harsh penalties for causing DUI accidents, such as up to 10 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine for vehicular homicide while intoxicated.
Other actions, such as the use of sobriety checkpoints and ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, are aimed at preventing this type of negligent behavior. By taking action against the driver who caused your accident, you can assist in bringing pressure to bear against drinking and driving.
Contact An Experienced Santa Rosa Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
We understand how frustrating a car accident injury can be. With so much at stake, it’s wise to contact an experienced lawyer. Call (866) 361-7546 or fill out an online form to tell us about your case. The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman has experienced legal professionals ready to listen to you and discuss the best way to proceed. There is no obligation. Your initial consultation is free. A delay may affect your rights, so take action today.