Drunk Driving Accidents
CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT LAWYER
Serving all of Orange County Including Anaheim, Riverside and Santa Ana
Drunk driving is often referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). A staggering majority of vehicle related deaths is due to drunk drivers who selfishly impose immense risk on innocent motorists and civilians.
Understandably, California has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation:
- Under the age of 21, can not have beer, liquor or wine while driving alone (certain exceptions apply)
- Under the age of 21, illegal to drive with a (BAC) blood alcohol level of .01 or higher
- No tolerance rule for drivers under the age of 18. No blood alcohol level of any amount allowed.
RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS OF DRUNK DRIVERS
California allows victims to recover against drunk drivers both in criminal court and civil court.
In civil court, the victim or victim’s family can immediately pursue a claim for monetary damages. California law allows victims of drunk drivers to collect punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages for injuries sustained in an accident. In addition to pursuing a claim against the drunk driver, a victim can also pursue a claim against the establishment that provided the alcohol such as the restaurant/bar or lounge. Further, victims can also pursue claims against a host of a house/event party who knowingly provided alcohol to an individual knowing the individual was intoxicated.
At Sky Law Group, APC we have helped numerous clients achieve monetary compensation due to the negligence of a drunk driver. Our attorneys immediately investigate the facts surrounding every unique claim. We not only pursue a claim against the driver, we carefully assess the factors which led to the creation of the dangerous condition and hold all appropriate parties responsible.
One of the most difficult cases for any attorney is representing the estate of the deceased for wrongful death against the drunk driver. The senseless act committed by the drunk driver affects all members of the family and loved ones. Our lawyers aggressively pursue DUI claims to compensate our clients for the immense pain and suffering caused by the reckless acts of a drunk driver. We are compassionate attorneys who provide personal attention to each DUI claim.