What Are Your Rights When The Other Driver Is Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, the attorneys at Smith & Griffith, LLP, in Anderson, can help you get the compensation you need. At our law firm, you will work with a professional DUI accident lawyer who has decades of experience getting results for people like you.
Punitive Damages In Drunk Driving Accident Cases
In a drunk driving accident case, as in all other car accident cases, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In these cases, you may also be able to get punitive damages. These are damages that the negligent driver has to pay to the victim as part of the penalty for DUI/DWI. Punitive damages are also intended to deter future drunk driving. When you choose an attorney to handle your case, you want to make certain you choose someone who understands punitive damages and can see that you get all the compensation you are entitled to. As a team with a focus on helping the victims of car crashes, that is our goal.
Evidence Of Drinking And Driving
The victim may not be aware that the negligent driver was driving drunk. However, when investigating a serious car accident, it is routine for law enforcement to conduct tests to determine if intoxication played a role. We will access the results of these tests to have all evidence necessary to make your case a success. We can help if you were hit while on a bike or walking. Seek out the advice of an attorney even if the other driver fled the scene after the crash.