Sacramento Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, schedule a free consultation with Rosenthal Law today. One of our drunk driving attorneys in Sacramento will review your case and discuss your options for pursuing fair and just compensation for your injuries.
At Rosenthal Law, our dedicated drunk driving accident attorneys are:
- Experienced in drunk driving accident claims
- Successful in handling drunk driving accident claims
- Committed to victims and families who are coping with the aftermath of drunk driving accidents.
We do not charge upfront fees to get started on your claim. At Rosenthal Law, we only collect legal fees if and when we secure payment for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
How a Sacramento Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Can Help
Drunk driving accidents can result in severe and debilitating injuries that leave you temporarily unable to work or with permanent disabilities that impact the rest of your life. At Rosenthal Law, our drunk driving attorneys act as your legal advocate by protecting your rights and making sure you get the maximum amount of compensation due by law.
The car accident lawyers at Rosenthal Law help you by:
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Investigating the scene of your accident
- Obtaining police reports and witness statements
- Getting medical records and statements from your medical providers
- Organizing medical bills and receipts to show the expenses already paid and to estimate future medical costs
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver, in the event, an insurance settlement is denied
At Rosenthal Law, our injury attorneys in Sacramento aggressively pursue drunk drivers to hold them accountable for their actions. There are time limits to file a drunk driving claim in California, so do not hesitate to call Rosenthal Law.
Drunk Driving Laws in California
In California, drunk driving laws focus on impairment by alcohol and drugs. It does not matter if the drugs are legal or illegal. Common examples of drugs that may impair a driver include:
- Diet pills
- Energy drinks
California prohibits the use of alcohol or cannabis while driving or riding in a vehicle. Any alcohol or cannabis in a vehicle must remain in a sealed and unopened container. Any open containers are required to stay in the car’s trunk during transport.
Drunk Driving Accident Compensation
Drunk driving accidents in California allow victims to recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are an award of money meant to repay an injured victim for any accident-related financial and personal losses.
Compensatory damages may include the following:
- Costs for past and future medical treatment
- Loss of income
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Punitive damages are also available in California when a drunk driver’s behavior caused the accident, and the act of drunk driving was an aggravating circumstance in the accident. A drunk driver’s insurance company is not responsible for paying any punitive damages. The drunk driver must pay the punitive damages out of his or her pocket.
If you are in a collision with a drunk driver, proceed as you would after any car accident. Then call the Sacramento drunk driving accident attorneys at Rosenthal Law. We will help you map out a plan for personal and financial recovery so you can move forward with your life as quickly as possible.