There are few things in ordinary society that are as shameful and selfish as getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. As with all states, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more in California. However, that does not stop millions of intoxicated driving trips in our state every year. Alcohol impairs the nervous system to slow reaction time. Intoxicated drivers feel invincible, and caution and all rationality often goes out the window the higher the blood alcohol content. While alcoholics are able to control the outward symptoms of intoxication, it does not mean that they are at all safe behind the wheel of a two-ton automobile. If you or a loved one of yours was injured or killed by a drunk driver, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney with the Los Angeles law offices of Fisher & Talwar today at 213-891-0777. You deserve financial compensation for your significant losses, and the negligent party needs to be held fully accountable for their irresponsible actions.
Do Not Go it Alone. An Attorney Will Fight for Every Dollar that You are Owed
Every personal injury lawsuit or settlement, including those for injuries caused by a drunk driver, depends on the quality of your lawyer, the extent of your damages, and the size of the insured’s policy, or their personal financial worth. Our attorneys work tirelessly for our clients to ensure that they receive the maximum compensation possible. Do not accept a quick, low offer from an insurance provider that is merely looking after its own profit margins. An experienced, aggressive attorney at Fisher & Talwar will provide the legal counsel needed to pour through the fine print of the most complex insurance policy and, if necessary, take the fight to court and win. Our attorneys have a proven history of success in and out of the courtroom, and strive to provide our clients with the financial resources needed to get back on their feet after a serious, traumatic injury caused by a drunk driver.
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Drunk Driving on a Steady Decline Since the 1980s But Still the Cause of Nearly One Third of all California Traffic Fatalities
It was not long ago that up to 25,000 people were killed every year in drunk driving crashes. While there has been a significant decline in drunk driving fatalities over the previous three decades, drunk driving is still a serious problem in California. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 29 percent of California traffic fatalities are caused by drunk drivers. Cars have become safer, police enforcement has increased, and social pressure to abstain from driving while drunk has helped to save thousands of lives. Yet, in the 10-year span from 2003 to 2012, there were 10,327 casualties of the drunk driving epidemic in California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Even Small Levels of Blood Alcohol Content Cause Crashes
While anything at or above 0.08 BAC is illegal in all 50 U.S. states, research has proven that even levels as low as 0.04 significantly impair a person’s judgment and reaction time. Any amount of alcohol in the blood system is unsafe when driving a motor vehicle. Sadly, many DUI-caused fatalities result from BACs much higher than 0.08, with most fatal crashes being caused by driver’s with BACs over 0.1. The breath or blood test performed by the officer, or hospital, will reveal the BAC of the negligent driver that caused your injuries.
Attorney Vibhu Talwar
The Penalties for Drunk Driving in California: Not Enough to Deter DUI Drivers
While the financial cost of dealing with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is high for the individual, the legal and financial costs are not high enough to deter repeat offenders. According to California Courts, a first time DUI offender can expect to spend between four days and six months in jail, 10 days to one year for a second offense, and 120 days to one year for a third offense. However, these maximum jail sentences are rarely given. Serious fines and expenses for traffic school are usually incurred, as well, as are license suspensions. Yet, repeat offenders always seem to get back behind the wheel all too soon. According to MADD, one-third of all drivers convicted of driving while intoxicated are repeat offenders. And, the average convicted drunk driver has driven while intoxicated 80 times before their first DUI arrest. The chances that the driver who caused your injuries had driven drunk before are extremely high. Make no mistake, this was not a one-time “accident” on their behalf. While they deserve to be punished to the full extent of the law, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Compensation For Medical Bills, Pain and Suffering, and More
If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to receive financial compensation for the following:
- Medical bills;
- Future medical costs;
- Lost earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of enjoyment in life;
- Scarring or permanent disfigurement;
- Property damage; and
- Lost wages.
If a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you may be able to receive the following financial compensation:
- Loss of companionship, which is especially relevant for parents with young children;
- Loss of enjoyment in life;
- Medical costs;
- Funeral or burial costs; and
- Loss of a financial provider.
To ensure that you are fully compensated for what you are owed it is vital to work with an experienced attorney who has a history of success in these types of cases.
Call a Los Angeles Drunk Driving Crash Attorney Today
If you were injured in a car crash caused by a drunk driver, or if your loved one lost their life due to a drunk driver’s negligent behavior, do not hesitate to call a lawyer today. Reach out to the experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyers of Fisher & Talwar today at 213-891-0777 for a free consultation and immediate legal representation.
From CA-110 southbound take exit towards 6th St/Wilshire Blvd. Continue on 6th St, turn right on S Grand Ave., arrive at 801 S Grand.From CA 110 northbound take the 6th St/9th St exit toward Downtown/ Convention Center/ Figueroa St. Merge onto W 9th St and follow until turning left on S Olive St. Turn left on W 8th St, then left again on S Grand Ave.
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From Union Station take either Metro Red or Purple line. Go past Civic Center and Pershing Square; get off at 7th Street/Metro Center. Head south on Flower St, or Hope St (depending on which side you come out). Turn left on 8th St.
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