Encinitas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Were you recently involved in an Encinitas car accident with a drunk driver? Are you currently wrestling with the financial impact of the accident? Are you wondering what you can do to hold drunk drivers accountable for their reckless actions? If so, you need a lawyer who has extensive experience handling Encinitas drunk driving accidents. You need an attorney who has the skill, resources and dedication to prepare and pursue your claim successfully. You need a law firm that cares about what you have been through and puts your needs first.
We are the Levinson Law Group, an Encinitas personal injury law firm that only represents car accident victims. Unlike other law firms that handle various injury claims, we choose to exclusively focus on car accidents to better serve our clients. The result is that our attorneys command an impressive knowledge of the car accident laws and know what it takes to hold drunk drivers responsible for their actions. To learn more about your options, give the Levinson Law Group a call. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance all litigation costs.
Drunk Driving in California
Drunk driving continues to be a leading cause of car accidents, both in Encinitas and across the state. Despite years of driver education programs and drunk-driving enforcement efforts, almost two percent of California drivers admit to getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 2003 and 2012, more than 10,000 people died in California drunk driving accidents. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, over 1,000 people died in drunk driving accidents in 2016 alone.
Not only is drunk driving common, but it is also likely to cause injury or death. Almost 30 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in California involved a driver with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or more. Shockingly, over ten percent of all drunk-driving-related deaths in the United States occurred in California.
Recovering Compensation After an Encinitas Drunk Driving Accident
Drinking and driving is a conscious choice drivers make. Drunk driving is a reckless decision that ignores the risks it poses to others on the road. Those who suffer injuries in a drunk driving accident often play no role in causing the accident and are caught completely off-guard by the accident.
Drunk driving accidents may land a victim in the hospital for days or even weeks, prevent them from going to work to earn a living for their family, and may result in lasting physical impairments. All because someone selfishly thought they could “handle” driving under the influence.
Under state law, anyone injured in an Encinitas drunk driving accident can pursue a claim for financial compensation against the drunk driver. To succeed in a lawsuit against a negligent or reckless driver, a motorist must prove that the drunk driver was negligent and that their negligence caused the victim’s injuries.
In the case of an Encinitas drunk driving accident, accident victims may rely on chemical tests administered by police to prove another driver’s negligence. However, there is no requirement that a drunk driver is convicted of a drunk driving offense—or even face criminal charges—to bring a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if a drunk driver beats a criminal case on a technicality, this will not prevent anyone injured in the accident from holding them responsible through a civil lawsuit. In part, this is because criminal and civil cases require different burdens of proof.
Have You Been Injured in an Encinitas Drunk Driving Accident?
If you or someone you love recently suffered injuries in an Encinitas drunk driving accident, contact the Levinson Law Group for immediate assistance. Our dedicated team of car accident lawyers will meet with you to answer your questions and explain the process of bringing a drunk driving lawsuit. If you decide to pursue a claim against a drunk driver, we can help you by investigating, gathering all necessary evidence, identifying the full extent of your damages, and negotiating with the insurance company. If an insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, our skilled litigators will not hesitate to take your case to trial. To learn more about your options, give the Levinson Law Group a call at 760-827-1700. We accept cases on a contingent fee.
That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.