Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable, yet thousands of people are injured by drunk drivers in Virginia each year. At The Law Offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates, we believe in advocating for — and fighting for — the rights of victims and their families. Our attorneys are committed to obtaining maximum compensation for people who were hit by a drunk driver.
Punitive Damages Can Maximize Your Compensation After Being Injured By A Drunk Driver
Compensation awards in personal injury cases can be based upon a range of factors, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or the death of a loved one. However in the majority of accident claims, punitive damages are not an option. The one exception is when an individual is injured by a drunk driver. Under state code, punitive damages may be sought in a drunk driving accident claim if the drunk driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above .15 percent. Punitive damages may also be sought with a less than .15 percent BAC if the driving was exceptionally reckless.
The ability to seek punitive damages in drunk driving accident cases is meant to deter drunk driving — and the state government views the pursuit of these claims in civil court as a public service.
Aggressive Legal Advocates For Your Accident Claim
At The Law Offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates, we are not just compassionate and knowledgeable about the law. We are trial lawyers known for holding irresponsible drivers and their insurance companies accountable for reckless behavior. We are willing to go the distance in court to make sure our clients receive full and fair compensation as well as a sense of closure.
Every accident case is different. You owe it to yourself to obtain proper legal advice about your case before you talk to the other party's insurance company or accept any settlement.
Contact Us To Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Roanoke, Lynchburg or elsewhere in Southwest Virginia, contact us for a free consultation. Our drunk driving accident attorneys can answer your questions, explain your legal rights and advise on best options.
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