Drunk Driving Accidents

DOWNEY DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Intoxicated drivers are dangerous. According the NHTSA, drunk driving crashes claimed 10,874 lives in 2017. Alcohol substantially reduces the function of the brain, impairing reaction time, muscle coordination and reasoning. NHTSA reported to Congress its studies of Marijuana Impaired driving evidencing reduced reaction times and affects on the body similar to alcohol.

Whether intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana, or even prescription medication, driving while intoxicated is a crime. DUI Accidents are not tolerated. The California Supreme Court said there is grave public concern over “the severe threat to the public safety which is posed by the intoxicated driver.” The Courts have made it explicit that “the carnage and slaughter on California freeways and byways caused by drunk drivers which ‘now reaches the astounding figures only heard of on the battlefield’”

The recent passage of legalized marijuana has created a flood of accidents by drivers intoxicated by marijuana. Despite the numerous public service announcements, DUI accidents remain high and result in avoidable tragedies.

DUI ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN DOWNEY

DUI drivers injure or kill thousands of people each year. The law does not tolerate any DUI drivers causing accidents, allowing injured victims to recover punitive damages. Downey accident attorneys at Orloff & Associates APC use our years of experience to represent motorists injured by DUI drivers. If you or a loved one has recently suffered injuries at the hands of a DUI driver in Southern California, we can help you to recover. Call Orloff & Associates APC for a free consultation. (562) 869-3034.

An experienced attorney is critical to properly assist you in a DUI accident because evidence needs to be gathered to build a solid case. A case is won or lost in its foundation. An accident reconstructionist may be necessary to show the mechanism of injury, with the evidence being viewed while fresh. Medical experts may be necessary for consultation and testimony. Attorneys need to review police records and court records, speak with accident witnesses and organize the evidence into a case for presentation.

ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENTS AND DEATH

California law prohibits any motorist from driving while intoxicated. For those who choose to drink and drive and then get into an accident, the law hold harsh consequences. DUI drivers are responsible for the injuries or death which they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a DUI driver, you deserve to be compensated for damages. You may be entitled to:

  • repair or replacement of your property damage
  • medical bills
  • future medical costs
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • compensation pain and suffering
  • loss of financial support
  • the value of household services
  • loss of love and companionship
  • Punitive damages to punish the DUI driver for gross negligence or willfully disregarding your safety and rights when injuring you
  • wrongful death damages if the victim dies

What do you do if you have been hit by a Drunk Driver or even worse that your loved one was killed in an alcohol related car crash? Immediately contact DUI Accident Attorney Orloff & Associates APC who will fight for you to see that you are compensated for your injuries and losses.

CONTINGENCY FEES

AT ORLOFF & ASSOCIATES APC, WE BELIEVE IN OUR CLIENTS AND THEIR CASES.We are confident in the cases we take on, which is why our personal injury cases work on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients owe no attorney’s fees and will not be required to pay any costs until a recovery is obtained for you in your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a Downey car accident attorney at Orloff & Associates APC to schedule a consultation.

IF YOU NEED HELP, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

At Orloff & Associates APC, we serve all of Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire. If you need a personal injury attorney in Downey, we are here to serve you. Every case has a story and the details make a difference. We take the time to document your story from how you were before the crash, through your recovery process and how the crash affected your life. We pride ourselves with honesty, integrity and excellence, helping you to put the pieces back together. Contact us today for a free consultation.