DUI Accident Compensation
If you are seeking DUI accident compensation after being severely injured by a drunk driver, a civil suit may be your best option. Our personal injury lawyers prosecute civil cases for compensation of injuries when you are injured by a drunk driver. We make it a policy to demand punitive damages in every drunk driving case we prosecute. Receiving punitive damages is not just a matter of additional funds, it is the strongest, and often times the only, tool at our disposal to bring home the message that when injured by a drunk driver anywhere in Virginia, their poor choices will not be tolerated, and they must pay dearly for their choice to endanger this community.
DUI Accident Compensation | Insurance Companies
The typical response by insurance lawyers is to blame the victim injured by a drunk driver, as we have spoken about on other blog posts. Often, drunk driving injuries have actually been pinned on the victims, the people who were sober and innocently driving down the highway obeying the law. We refuse to tolerate the duck and cover defenses that are thrown at injury victims in drunk driving cases. We refuse to accept that a motorist could endanger everyone around them and not be held accountable for what they have CHOSEN to do by drinking and driving.
DUI Accident Compensation | Filing a Civil Suit
After you are injured by a drunk driver who plows into an innocent family, most people believe that once the police get involved, justice will surely be done and all injuries will of course be paid in full. The truth is that a criminal case against the suspect often ends in a plea bargain to a lesser offense, and the perpetrator walks him free to commit the same crime again. That is why filing a suit for personal injuries in drunk driving offenses as a civil lawsuit is often the only real remedy an injured party has to recover for lost pay, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Even if committed to a jail sentence, the perpetrator could still avoid having to pay you a cent. If you want to seek compensation, you will have to file an injury claim in civil court and hire an aggressive Virginia DUI accident attorneys to represent you.