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Let a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Help You If You’ve Been Injured

Every day, drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol in California cause accidents that result in severe injuries to innocent motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. Broken bones, lacerations, scarring, concussions and emotional trauma are common injuries inflicted by drunk drivers. If you or a loved one is suffering as a result of a drunk driver’s carelessness, a car accident attorney at Banafshe Law Firm, PC is here to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. 

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California’s Drunk Driving Laws

Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol is a crime in California. Drivers are guilty of a DUI based on their blood alcohol content (BAC) if they are:

  • Under the age of 21 with a BAC of .01 percent or higher
  • Over the age of 21 with a BAC of .08 percent or higher
  • Driving a commercial vehicle such as a bus or passenger van with a BAC of .04 percent or higher

A California driver may be convicted of a DUI when their BAC is below the legal limit if they are impaired by alcohol to the point that they are unable to safely operate a vehicle. A drunk driving accident lawyer will collect evidence to prove that an intoxicated driver that caused your accident should not have been driving and should be held accountable for your injuries. 

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics in California

If you have been injured by a drunk driver in California, you are not alone. According to the latest report by the California Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • There were 1,144 alcohol-involved crash fatalities and 25,152 alcohol-involved crash injuries in 2015
  • Of the total number of crash fatalities in 2015, 33.3 percent were alcohol-involved
  • Of the total number of crash injuries in 2015, 9.9 percent involved alcohol

If you unfortunately find yourself a victim reported as a drunk driving statistic, you have the right to compensation. 

Do I Need a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Yes, after being injured by a drunk driver, it is in your best interest to let a lawyer handle your case while you focus on healing. Insurance companies will try to award you the smallest settlement possible, leaving you unable to cover your accident-related expenses. An experienced drunk driving accident lawyer will ensure that you get the compensation award that you need. After being in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings, expenses related to damaged property and emotional pain and suffering.

Contact Banafshe Law Firm, PC for Help

Since 2003, we have been fighting on behalf of clients injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers in California. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients from insurance companies by not allowing them to be bullied into unfair settlements. We give each drunk driving case the full attention it deserves and never take a fee unless we win you compensation. Contact our car accident law firm today for a free consultation by calling (888) LAW-9991.