In a recent post here we discussed a devastating accident that occurred in the local area that was believed to have been caused by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana at the time. This was a prime example of how drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol present a substantial danger on the roads of Southern California. Drunk drivers, in particular, are responsible for a significant percentage of the fatal and injury-inducing car accidents that occur on a nearly daily basis in America.
A victim who has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Southern California may feel like there aren’t many options in the aftermath of such a life-changing event. Many victims suffer serious injuries, and some are left with disabilities that they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, drunk driving accident victims who find themselves in this difficult position may in fact have options, including pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
The main goal of a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident is to pursue financial compensation for the damages caused by the reckless or negligent driver who was at fault for the accident. Such compensation could cover medical expenses from hospitalization or other health care treatment that was necessary in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Costs for future medical expenses could be pursued as well.
Southern California residents who have been injured in an auto accident that was caused by a drunk driver will likely want to get more information about their options. At our law firm, we attempt to work with victims of these types of accidents so that they can get the financial compensation that is fair and appropriate. For more information, please visit the drunk driving overview section of our law firm’s website.