What To Do When Hit By A Drunk Driver
What do you do when you are hit by a drunk driver in Phoenix, Arizona? As an experienced car accident lawyer, I know that you have a number of different options that can help you. In this article I am going to share with you some of my knowledge on how to deal with a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
What Are Punitive Damages, And Can You Get Them From A Drunk Driver?
Arizona car accident law allows punitive damages to be assessed against a driver who is under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Punitive damages are damages that are designed to punish a wrongdoer. This means that you can get more than just your medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering, and missed wages. You can get a certain amount of money that is designed to punish the drunk driver to never do this to anyone again. As many of you know, drunk driving happens way too frequently in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Glendale Arizona, and we must send a strong message to drunk drivers. Our streets have been overrun with drunk drivers. If you were hit by a drunk driver contact us immediately.
A Phoenix car accident attorney, like our personal injury law firm, knows how to locate evidence to determine if the other driver was intoxicated, how intoxicated he/she was, and how that created/impacted your Phoenix drunk driving car accident. We consult with the best car accident experts, consultants, doctors, and attorneys. We immediately contact the police and inquire about this investigation. We send preservation of evidence letters to the driver, the insurance company and anyone else that might have relevant evidence to help our Phoenix car accident law firm resolve your case.
What Is A Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer?
I am an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer. When I worked for one of the largest automobile insurance companies I had to defend drunk drivers in a civil lawsuit. Since, I have opened up GAMESQ, PLC.I have represented a number of clients who were injured by a drunk driver. I know how to find incriminating evidence that will be used to establish that the Phoenix car accident was caused by a drunk driver. Moreover, I know how to assign the proper value to one of these types of drunk driving Phoenix car accident cases. Furthermore, I know how a jury comprised of Phoenix residents will react to an intoxicated driver. With so many people having medical marijuana cards in Arizona, it is possible the person could have been under the influence of marijuana. Perhaps, the person could have been under the influence of prescription narcotics. It is my experience in the field of drunk drivers that will help add value to your case.
Why Should I Pursue A Claim Against A Drunk Driver?
We all can agree, car accidents happen. In a number of instances, there is nothing either side could have done to avoid the car accident…it simply was an accident. However, in the case of a drunk driver, someone made a decision to have too many alcoholic beverages. They decided to drive to a destination. They decided not to take a cab or an Uber. They decided to not keep themselves safe and the community safe. This is the type of behavior that must be punished. Too many people have died from drunk driving accidents in Phoenix. The drunk driver’s careless disregard for other people’s safety, not to mention their own, needs to be addressed. Sometimes, people do not learn the error of their ways until it hits their pocket book. We will make sure that if you were injured in a Phoenix car accident, by a driver who was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, that you get a fair and reasonable reward that takes into account the recklessness of the drunk driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Phoenix driver under the influence, please contact me. I offer a free, no obligation, consolation where you meet with a trained personal injury attorney, and not a paralegal, to discuss all of your options, and answer any of your questions. Contact us now to set up your free, no-hassle, appointment.
How I Can Help
If you believe that the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the your Phoenix car accident, but you do not have proof. We can conduct an investigation and employ various legal tactics to discover if you were hit by someone who was intoxicated when they crashed into you. We can also help make sure that your voice is heard when drunk driver is sentenced for his or her crimes. When it comes to drunk drivers many of us do not care about getting money, we want to make sure that the drunk driver is punished…and we will help you achieve that goal.