Richmond Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
When you get on the road in Texas, you expect that every other driver will be as safe as you are behind the wheel. Sadly, thousands of people are arrested every year for drinking and driving, and in many cases drunk drivers cause serious accidents that inflict devastating injuries upon others. The experienced Richmond drunk driving accident attorneys at The West Law Office have zealously advocated for many victims of drunk driving accidents and will fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Drunk Drivers Cause Catastrophic Accidents
Drunk driving accidents are often more devastating than the typical auto accident. The main reason behind this is that drunk drivers are impaired cognitively and their reflexes behind the wheel are dulled. This means that it takes longer for a drunk driver to recognize the danger of causing an accident and decreases their chances of mitigating or avoiding a crash. Drivers under the influence often hit their victims at higher speeds and more directly, thereby causing even more serious injuries in a crash. If someone is reckless enough to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they deserve to be held fully accountable under the law, and hiring an attorney can ensure that your damages are covered after a crash.
Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving Accidents
Because the injuries caused by drunk drivers are often severe, it is critical that victims of these accidents get full compensation for their injuries. Some of the most common injuries seen after a drunk driving accident include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial trauma
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Compound bone fractures
- Amputation injuries
- Lacerations and road rash
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal organ injuries
- Internal bleeding
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a drunk driver in the Richmond area, talk to our office today about filing a claim for compensation.
Collecting Damages for Drunk Driving Victims
At The West Law Office, our attorneys are skilled at securing the compensation our clients need after being injured by a drunk driver. Damages include compensation for economic and noneconomic injuries. Economic damages cover all out of pocket expenses like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
In the most catastrophic drunk driving accidents that are ultimately fatal for victims, the family can also seek wrongful death compensation from the driver responsible. This includes compensation for all final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and for the loss of love, guidance, support, and counsel of the deceased.
Talk to Our Office Now
If you would like to learn more about your legal options after being injured by a drunk driver in the Richmond area, call or contact The West Law Office today to schedule a free consultation.