Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Birmingham, Nashville, and Nationwide
Every year, drunk drivers put millions of people at risk because of poor decisions and dangerous habits.
Driving under the influence is a deliberate act that puts everyone sharing the road with offenders at risk. Lower inhibitions encourage reckless driving at excessive speeds, causing serious accidents. Victims are often dealing with serious, permanent injuries and in many cases, the accidents are fatal.
If you have faced such a tragedy, contact our office today to learn more about your legal options. We will do everything possible to get you the justice you deserve. To discuss your case with one of our dedicated team members in a free, comprehensive consultation, call (877) 562-0000.
What Causes Drunk Driving Accidents?
The most common type of intoxication is caused by consumption of alcohol. However, drivers can become intoxicated through dangerous drugs, prescriptions and illegal substances such as marijuana, ecstasy, meth or cocaine. Intoxication by any means can cause terrible collisions and injuries.
Recovering from the devastating effects of a drunk driving accident can be a difficult process, especially alone. From the loss of a loved one to the medical bills and lost wages that result from crippling injuries, the consequences can be devastating. Multiple lives are shattered when a father, son, mother, daughter, or other relative is severely injured or dies in a drunk driving accident.
Recovering Compensatory and Punitive Damages
Depending on the circumstances, you may seek two types of damages in your injury or wrongful death drunk driving accident case: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are intended to cover specific losses, such as:
- Medical Expenses – Hospital fees, rehabilitation, transportation, surgery, medication, and any other expenses related to your injury.
- Funeral Expenses – All costs associated with the death of the victim.
- Lost Wages – Wages lost during recovery due to injury.
- Loss of Earning Capacity – If a permanent disability results from a drunk driving accident and the victim loses the ability to perform his/her job as a result, s/he may collect damages based on potential earnings.
- Pain and Suffering – Mental anguish, physical pain, depression, anxiety, etc.
- Other Non-Economic Losses – Loss of consortium, companionship, care, protection, guidance, advice, training, nurturing, and so on.
You may recover punitive damages if the jury finds the conduct of the defendant to have been flagrant, reckless, or otherwise indifferent to the rights and safety of others. An attorney can help you attain these additional damages by swaying the court in your favor.
A Nationwide Law Firm with Extensive Injury Experience
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we represent clients across the country who have been severely injured due to the negligence of an impaired driver. Our compassionate, experienced team of DUI injury attorneys is aggressive in holding drunk drivers accountable for the damage they have done to our clients.
With over 38 years of experience under our belts, our personal injury lawyers can handle all aspects of your drunk driving accident case – from managing the media in the aftermath of the crash, to gathering supporting evidence such as medical reports and expert testimony to improve your chances at a successful case outcome.
Hit By A Drunk Driver? Contact our Drunk Driving Injury Attorneys
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have extensive knowledge of DUI injury laws and more than 35 years of experience helping drunk driving victims get compensation. From our offices in Birmingham and Nashville, we handle claims across Alabama and Tennessee, as well as across the nation.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured by a drunk driver, the experienced drunk driving injury lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you! Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form on this page to learn more about your legal options.
Don’t wait to reach out—contact us today!