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Drunk drivers can be held accountable for personal injury

With the holidays officially in the rear-view mirror for most, many are looking forward to the New Year and the positive changes ahead. But for some Reno families, they are barely making it through the day because their loved one was hit by a drunk driver. This can leave the victim and their family’s life irreparably changed. There is another way besides criminal charges to get reparation after personal injury suffered due to a drunk driver.

Criminal charges are often filed against a person who was the intoxicated driver after a drunk driving accident. However, this does not give the injured and their family any financial aid as the criminal system is mostly separate from civil suits. Now, criminal judgements can be helpful in civil suits because there is a higher threshold of proof and, thus, many personal injury complaints may have already been validated by a previous criminal suit. Serious injuries are a real possibility for those involved in a car accident with a drunk driver.

Medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering are more than enough reasons to seek financial relief. Liability can be found in terms of negligence when a person decides to get behind the wheel while intoxicated and caused injuries. Drunk driving accidents are more common around the holidays with all the festivities and family outings giving more opportunity for such a misfortune to occur. Regardless, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel of a car and causing a drunk driving accident.

At Bradley, Drendel and Jeannie we take car accident injuries as seriously as you and your family do. That’s why we have represented hundreds of clients to help them secure the compensation they deserve. Drunk driving accidents can be particularly devastating. Impaired drivers can cause trauma that isn’t often seen in regular car accident injuries.

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