With all the stress that normal life responsibilities such as a job, family and other issues put on a person's life, it is almost unimaginable to add "car accident victim" to that list. Some of the stress-inducing issues that can follow after a car accident include health problems, medical costs and lost wages. Obviously, this can become unmanageable and overwhelming for a car accident victim and their family. To add insult to injury, it can be shocking to hear that the driver that hit you was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
If this is true, the other driver involved in the crash could be looking at repercussions related to causing a drunk driving accident. This accusation could potentially come with criminal and civil penalties. If proven through the evidence, drunk driving is considered negligent behavior and thus puts responsibility for the accident on the intoxicated driver. This would mean financial responsibility could be attributed to a drunk driver that caused serious injuries to a third party.
Financial responsibility could mean reimbursement to an injured party for medical expenses related to treatment and rehabilitation. This is a huge factor for many people involved in a car accident because high deductibles and expensive hospital care have become the norm. Also, receiving reimbursement for a totaled vehicle can help an injured person and their family get back on track to their normal life routine.
The point is to prove that such negligent behavior directly resulted in injuries to you or your loved one. At Bradley, Drendel and Jeanney we understand how the actions of a drunk driver could potentially turn a victim's life upside-down. After such a terrible incident, an injured person just wants their life to get back to normal.
The lawyers at our Reno-based law firm sympathize with victims of drunk driving accidents and want to help return the injured person's life back to normal. People who need more information about pursuing a legal claim against a drunk driver should visit our firm's website.