DUI Victim Compensation – What You Should Know About Your DUI Accident Claim
Americans are gearing up for the holidays, out shopping, buying their last-minute gifts, or planning that perfect New Year celebration. It is a time for friends and family, reflection, and holiday cheer. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year that DUI accidents spike. If one happens to you or someone you love, the following information can help you navigate your DUI accident claim.Injured Victims Have the Right to Pursue Compensation
Victims often assume that they must be able to file against a drunk driver’s insurance to obtain compensation for any losses they may experience. This may not be possible, though, if the drunk driver does not have insurance, or it was a hit-and-run accident and the driver was never found. Thankfully, neither situation removes your right to pursue compensation. You can still file against your own insurance, provided you have more than just liability coverage.
Depending on the circumstances, a victim may also be able to pursue compensation from the place that sold alcohol to the driver. However, options are extremely limited since the state of California has many restrictions on dram shop laws. Still, you should still have your case analyzed by an experienced attorney to determine if such an option may be available to you.Possible Recovery Options for Victims
Every situation and accident is different, but most victims pursue compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and any applicable long-term medical care. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of life (also known as wrongful death), loss of employment, time away from work, and other damages you may have experienced. An attorney can help you determine which types of compensation may be available to you and your loved ones.Contact Our San Jose DUI Accident Injury Lawyers
When you or someone you love is injured or wrongfully killed in a DUI accident, it is important to ensure you have an advocate on your side. This ensures your rights are protected, and it gives you and your loved ones the time you need to grieve or heal after the death or injury. Further, an attorney can assist with your claim to increase your chances of receiving full and fair compensation for all your losses.
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLC, we fight to ensure you and your loved ones get the settlement that you deserve. We protect your rights, handle all the legal details of your claim, and always pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Schedule your consultation with our San Jose DUI accident injury lawyers to learn more about how we can help. Call (408) 289-1417 today.Sources