Drunk drivers cause very serious injuries that could have otherwise been avoided. Not only do drunk drivers often injure themselves, but they change also the lives of other drivers and passengers in vehicles on the road. No person should have to endure the challenges, physical and emotional pain that come with these types of accidents.
When it comes time to pursue your legal claim, you can turn to the lawyers at The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC. Our West Virginia attorneys represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout the state. Collectively, we have decades of experience advocating for the injured, and we are proud to say that we continuously maintain a proven track record in personal injury law.
Drunk Driving Crashes
Alcohol and drug-related accidents are often much more complex than other motor vehicle crashes. The driver responsible for the accident will likely be facing criminal charges and be held accountable for the injuries he or she has caused to passengers and the other driver (and passengers in the other vehicle).
Because the conduct and circumstances surrounding the drunk driving accidents are particularly reckless, the injured victims are often able to get punitive damages for their claim. This is additional compensation above and beyond what they would have been able to receive. This includes additional compensation for pain and suffering, property damage and medical expenses.
Fatal DUI Accidents
Many families pay the ultimate price for another's irresponsible decision to drink and drive. While no amount of legal action can truly compensate for the tragic loss of a loved one, an experienced DUI accident lawyer can help to lessen the financial impact on already-grieving families in their time of need. A civil lawsuit against a drunk driver can help the family of a DUI victim recover medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of the deceased's income and other costs. A court can also order the drunk driver to pay punitive damages for his or her reckless behavior. At The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, we strive to lessen the burden on families who have suffered a tragic loss, and are committed to pursuing every available source of compensation in pursuit of that goal.
Contact Our Experienced Car And Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys In Charleston
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, or an accident involving drugs, contact our injury attorneys to discuss the details of your case. Call 304-205-1810, 800-797-9730 or contact us online to book a free initial consultation.