Fortunately, victims of drunk drivers can seek legal recourse in the California civil justice system. As dedicated Walnut Creek drunk driving accident attorneys, we believe drunk drivers should be held fully responsible for the accidents they cause. A member of our skilled legal team at Clancy & Diaz, LLP can talk to you about filing a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver that caused your accident. We handle cases in Walnut Creek, Antioch and throughout the East Bay.
Pursuing compensation for victims
To be successful in filing a lawsuit against a drunk driver, your attorney will need to prove the driver did something or failed to do something that resulted in your car accident. As an example, a driver that ran through a red light and collided with your car while you were traveling legally through an intersection may be held liable in a drunk driving accident in Walnut Creek. In some cases – for instance, if you were rear-ended by a drunk driver – this may be relatively straightforward.
Not all car accidents caused by drunk drivers are clear-cut, though. You may be involved in a drunk driving hit-and-run, and the at-fault driver may not be found. It may be necessary to work with accident reconstruction experts and other qualified professionals who can prove exactly what caused your accident. Without evidence, you will have a hard time obtaining the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our lawyers can help you
Don't simply assume you will be fairly compensated just because a drunk driver crashed into your car. Remember, the police only care about prosecuting drunk drivers for breaking the law, not whether you receive enough money for medical expenses, car repairs, lost income and more. That's our job, and we will vigorously fight make sure you receive the money you need to get your life back on track. There is no single average settlement for a drunk driving accident claim; it all comes down to the facts of your case and the ability of your lawyer to fight for maximum compensation.
If you were hit by a drunk driver, find out how you can hold them accountable for their actions. Contact our law firm. We offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and ask us any questions. We're here for you when you need us most.