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Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Pasadena

Legal Advocacy for Drunk Driving Victims in Pasadena, CA

It is an unfortunate fact that accidents caused by drunk drivers are increasing in number every single year. As of now, 3% of the six million automobile-related deaths that occur in the U.S. annually involve an intoxicated driver. While these individuals are frequently punished criminally for their illegal conduct, their victims often go without any sort of restitution for the damages sustained. However, it is the legal right of any victim of a drunk driving accident to pursue compensation for their injuries from the negligent individual responsible.

If you have been harmed in a drunk driving accident, you are best served by contacting a drunk driving accident attorney in Pasadena who can assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve after your accident.

Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Accident in Pasadena

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you have several options when it comes to pursuing compensation for your injuries, even if the drunk driver fled the scene of the accident.

Insurance Claims for Drunk Driving Accidents

If the drunk driver was apprehended at the scene of your accident, you may have success filing an insurance claim against their insurance carrier. If the intoxicated driver was uninsured or fled the scene of the accident, you may still be able to pursue compensation through your own insurance company's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) plan.

Personal Injury Lawsuits for Drunk Driving Victims

If the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate with you or offer a fair settlement, you have a right to pursue a personal injury claim against them to fight for your right to fair compensation in court.

No matter your legal needs, our team of DUI accident attorneys can help guide you through the lawsuit process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Typical Injuries from Drunk Driving Collisions

Drunk driving accidents commonly lead to severe injuries, ranging from physical trauma to emotional distress. Some common injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): The force of a collision can lead to traumatic brain injuries, affecting cognitive functions and leading to long-term consequences. Victims could need extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a drunk driving accident may cause damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or loss of motor function. Rehabilitation and adaptive technologies may be necessary to manage the challenges posed by such injuries.
  • Bone Fractures: High-impact collisions often lead to bone fractures, causing pain, limited mobility, and the need for surgeries and rehabilitative therapies.
  • Internal Injuries: The force of a collision can cause internal injuries, including damage to organs, internal bleeding, or other life-threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries are very common in drunk driving accidents, leading to chronic pain, discomfort, and a prolonged recovery period.
  • Emotional Distress: The psychological impact of a drunk driving accident can be substantial, causing emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Compensation for Drunk Driving Accident Victims

Pursuing a legal claim after a drunk driving accident is not just about seeking justice—it's also about recovering the damages incurred. Possible damages that can be recovered in a drunk driving accident claim include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for present and future medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, and therapy.
  • Lost Wages: If the victim cannot work because of injuries sustained in the accident, they could be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for restoring or replacing damaged vehicles and personal property.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and decreased quality of life resulting from the accident.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded for the accident's impact on the victim's relationships, including the loss of companionship and support.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases, punitive damages may be pursued to punish the negligent party for their reckless behavior and to stop others from engaging in similar conduct.

Seeking Justice for Drunk Driving Victims

Being involved in a drunk driving accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. At McGee, Lerer & Associates, our team of experienced Pasadena drunk driving accident lawyers is dedicated to seeking justice for victims of these preventable tragedies. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these accidents can take on victims and their families, and we are committed to fighting for the compensation and closure they deserve.

When you choose our firm to represent you, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal representation
  • Thorough investigation and documentation of the accident and its impact
  • Negotiation with insurance companies for fair compensation
  • Litigation and courtroom advocacy if necessary

Our track record of successful outcomes and satisfied clients speaks for itself. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for a 100% free consultation. We are here to help you navigate the legal process and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Choose McGee, Lerer & Associates for Your Drunk Driving Case

McGee, Lerer & Associates possesses over three decades of combined experience in practicing law and engaging in complex litigation. We serve our clients aggressively by fighting for compensation on their behalf in order to provide them with the best possible chance of success in their case. In addition, we assist our clients in finding medical providers for their injuries that will treat them on a lien basis.

This means that many of our clients do not have to pay for their medical treatment until their case is resolved. Contact us about your drunk driving accident, and we will employ our considerable legal experience toward the goal of obtaining equitable compensation for you.

Get Help from Our Experienced Drunk Driving Lawyers in Pasadena

Without the assistance of a skilled attorney, you may have a strongly diminished chance of recovering full damages after your drunk driving accident. It can be exceedingly difficult to secure a fair settlement from an insurance company, and many are offered sums that are inadequate in relation to the extent of their injuries. With an attorney's help, you can more effectively pursue what is rightfully yours so that you can recover from your ordeal to the fullest possible extent.

Contact our Pasadena drunk driving accident lawyer if you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver and are seeking restitution for your pain 
and suffering.


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