Accidents caused by drunk drivers are handled similarly to all other car accidents, with one major difference. In DUI accident cases, the driver who caused the accident went beyond mere negligence. The driver clearly broke the law by drinking and driving. This fact may entitle the victim to additional compensation in the form of punitive damages.
The Scottsdale drunk driving accident attorney at the Law Offices of Kenneth E. Chase, P.C. will take great care to find every opportunity to maximize the compensation that our clients receive. With more than 40 years of experience on your side, you can be confident in our abilities and in the hands-on and personalized attention that we provide. Contact us today.
Punitive damages are additional damages that a drunk driver can be forced to pay to the victim of an accident as a form of punishment for their actions. A person accused of causing a drunk driving accident may face other forms of punishment as well, from driver’s license revocation to jail time.
Just as in other car accident cases, our goal is to obtain full and fair compensation for all of your injuries, losses, and damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability or impairment, and other related expenses. In order to get this compensation, as well as punitive damages, we will conduct a thorough investigation in order to gather all of the facts and evidence necessary to successfully pursue action against the negligent drunk driver.
Investigation is critical, because it often reveals other opportunities to get compensation for victims of drunk driving accidents.
One issue that we will review in these cases is whether negligence took place prior to the drunk driver even getting into the car. In some situations, the bar or other establishment that served too much alcohol to the negligent driver may also be held accountable. We will take action against bars, nightclubs and other establishments that knowingly or negligently over served alcohol to a patron who then caused a serious accident.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Call (480) 423-5800 or send us an email.