What To Do if Injured By a Drunk/Intoxicated Driver in California

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in every state. Driving laws vary by state, which means what California law states might not always be true in other states, but the laws surrounding drinking and driving do not differ by state. It’s illegal all the time. If you are in your vehicle and you’re injured because a drunk driver causes an accident, you have rights. Your entire life will change as a result of this person’s negligence, and your rights in California enable you to seek damages for the injuries you’ve sustained.

See A Doctor

Regardless whether you have visible injuries, see a doctor immediately following your accident. Many accident victims sustain injuries they cannot see, and you must seek medical attention right away. Leaving unseen injuries to get worse only makes life more complicated, and it might cause them to become harder to treat. If your plan is to file a lawsuit against the drunk driver, you’ll want to have your injuries on record.

Call A Personal Injury Attorney

We can help you understand your rights. You only have so long to file a lawsuit against a drunk driver in California, you have to abide by the laws, and you must be able to prove specifics. Our job is to do that for you, to advise you regarding the law, and to work for you when you are recovering. The most important thing you can do during this time is calling us so we can focus on proving your case and filing the necessary paperwork while you recover.

Discuss Your Damages

In California, you can sue for certain damages. Some might not be right for you, but others might. You can file a lawsuit for the following.

– Medical bills
– Future medical bills
– Lost wages
– Diminished work abilities
– Pain and suffering
– Loss of enjoyment
– Loss of consortium

Anyone hit by a drunk driver in California deserves to know their rights, and you are no exception. Our goal is to help you learn how to file a suit, what is legal, and what kind of damages you’re entitled to. Call us to allow our experienced attorneys to look at your case and guide you. We want to do the hard work so you can focus on the recovery aspect of your injuries while we handle the paperwork and potential settlements.