Despite nationwide efforts to stop it, drunk driving continues to be a major problem in California and around the country. More than 10,000 people were killed and thousands more injured in DUI-related crashes in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you were injured or lost a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver, you deserve justice and compensation.
The San Francisco attorneys of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP are passionate advocates for injured people and against drunk drivers. We believe strongly in holding accountable those drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking. We handle DUI accident injury claims throughout Northern California, working tirelessly to achieve positive outcomes for each of our clients.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please call 415-421-7995 or toll free 888-745-2988. You can also send us an email.
Asking the Critical Questions
Every injury claim stemming from a car accident raises a number of serious questions that must be answered. What was the at-fault driver doing in the hours leading up to the crash? What was going on inside the car moments before impact? Does the at-fault driver have insurance? Was the driver within the course and scope of his employment?
In DUI accidents, the police will be seeking answers to these questions and others as they investigate. When handling personal injury and wrongful death cases involving DUI, our firm monitors the status of law enforcement's investigation and the progress of the criminal case. If a criminal conviction is procured, this often infers liability in the civil personal injury case.
Seeking Maximum Compensation
Victims of drunk drivers deserve maximum compensation for the harm they have suffered. This includes money to cover medical bills, lost wages, mental distress and pain and suffering. In certain cases, the compensation may include punitive damages. Essentially, this is compensation for the purpose of punishing the at-fault driver. Punitive damages are not available in every situation, but if they are, we will pursue them vigorously.
Contact a California DWI/DUI Accident Lawyer
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your auto accident with an experienced lawyer, contact Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP by email or call our San Francisco office at 415-421-7995 or toll free at 888-745-2988.