Attorneys Providing Aggressive Advocacy For Drunk Driving Accident Victims
Despite decades of increasingly strict criminal laws and public awareness campaigns, drunk driving remains a major problem throughout the United States. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately 32% of all the Commonwealth’s traffic fatalities in 2019 were related to alcohol-impaired driving. If you or your loved one is a victim of a drunk driving accident, you may have the right to seek compensation by filing a civil suit.
The attorneys at Sethi & Sledd, PLLC have extensive experience pursuing claims against drunk drivers. Depending on the egregiousness of the drunk driver’s conduct, that driver may be liable for punitive damages. Our firm believes in the importance of obtaining punitive damages as a means of punishing and deterring drunk drivers and the insurance companies who choose to insure them. If you are injured by a drunk driver, we will fight tirelessly to obtain compensation for your injuries and to punish and deter drunk drivers so that no one else has to endure what you’ve been through.
DUI Accident Injuries Can Be Catastrophic
With most other types of car accidents, the at-fault driver tries to lessen the damage of an impending crash by swerving or slamming on their brakes. Because drunk drivers have so little self-awareness and control, however, the injuries in DUI accidents are likely to be catastrophic for occupants of other vehicles. Common injuries include:
- Damage to the neck and back/spinal cord
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Soft-tissue injuries (which can result in severe and chronic pain)
- Broken bones, bruises and skin abrasions
- Damage to internal organs
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological trauma
Sadly, these accidents are often fatal. In such cases, representatives of the deceased victims can pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver.
Tell Us Your Story And Learn How We Can Help
It is important to know your rights and legal options after a drunk driving accident. The attorneys at Sethi & Sledd, PLLC are ready to help you seek the compensation you need and deserve. To get started, call us in Reston, Virginia at 703-214-9671. You can also reach out online.