Virginia residents place a lot of trust in others when they get into their cars. Even the safest drivers need to rely on those around them in order to remain accident free. This is because even when people are safe behind the wheel they cannot control the actions of other drivers. If another driver acts erratically, a safe driver may have no opportunity to avoid an accident.
For example, when a drunk driver gets behind the wheel the drunk driver may have no ability to control the vehicle. A drunk driver can swerve all over the roadway, making it impossible for safe drivers to avoid them.
Drunk drivers are some of the most dangerous on the roadways. Their inability to control their vehicle or to sense danger makes them extremely difficult to deal with. As a result, drunk drivers are extremely likely to cause car accidents.
When this happens, DUI accident victims can be left with a large amount of damages. While these damages include property damage, property damage is often the least of people's concerns following a serious accident. Instead, people are also dealing with extreme injuries they can make it difficult for the person to carry on with normal life. People may also find themselves suffering from unexpected medical debt and lost wages as a result of an accident.
At our law firm we work to help accident victims hold drunk drivers accountable for their negligent behavior. Drunk drivers can be ordered to pay for the damage they cause. This can include both property damage and personal injury damages. While this compensation cannot help people emotionally recover from an accident, it can give people the financial stability they need to return to normal life.
At our law firm we attempt to help local Virginia residents recover from these accidents. We understand the legal requirements and practical evidence necessary in these cases. For more information about personal injury lawsuits following drunk driving accidents, please see our website.