Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Whether you’re driving, biking, or riding a motorcycle, you have to share the road with others. Unfortunately, some people don’t have the same respect for the rules of the road as you do. Their reckless behaviors can put your life and livelihood in peril.
Life can change in an instant. You may be driving to work, getting some exercise on your bike, or enjoying the open road on your motorcycle. Then, through no fault of your own, a drunk driver disrupts your life. The result: debilitating injuries, damage to your vehicle, and time spent away from work and loved ones as you recover.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, then you don’t have to suffer the burden alone. After all, you were doing everything right. The negligent driver put your life and your family’s well-being in jeopardy.
Even worse, as you recover from injuries, the insurance companies are dragging their feet. The long hours on the phone (sometimes just waiting to talk to a representative), adjusters trying to minimize your claim, and a feeling of hopelessness because you can’t understand all the insurance company lingo can be frustrating and overwhelming. But, our attorneys are here to help.
A Personal Injury Attorney Who Works for You
You have been through so much already. Don’t let the headaches of dealing with greedy insurance companies keep you from obtaining the compensation you deserve. You need someone who can understand your struggles. Your medical bills are piling up and you’re not even sure if your family can make ends meet in the next couple of months. It’s time to get help from legal professionals who know how to stand up to insurance companies.
With over 20 years of experience, the Ward Law Group is ready to help you. We take care of the litigation and negotiation to secure your family’s financial future. Those dealing with insurance companies on their own often make critical mistakes. As a result, they lose the ability to pay bills, support their family, and put food on the table. The Ward Law Group will make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
Is English your second language? Or, do you have trouble understanding the insurance claim process? Don’t let that stop you from receiving your due compensation. The Ward Law Group helps both English and Spanish-speaking clients who have fallen victim to a drunk driving accident.
Common Types of Drunk Driving Claims That We Settle
If you were involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to a cash settlement. This includes money for medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, or pain and suffering.
Drunk driving impairs a motorist’s ability to think clearly and react quickly to dangerous traffic situations. As a result, you may fall victim to someone else’s selfish behavior when they get behind the wheel after having a few drinks too many or using other mind-altering substances.
According to a recent report by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, someone suffers an injury from drunk driving accidents about every two minutes. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an average of 29 people dies every day as a result of drunk drivers.
With so many options for transportation without getting behind the wheel, there is no reason why anyone should drive while impaired. Unfortunately, drunk drivers don’t often make good decisions. And, these misguided choices can adversely affect your life. This simple fact alone motivates The Ward Law Group to help innocent victims achieve the compensation that they deserve.
Common Drunk Driving Accidents & Claims
- Reckless Driving: Impaired drivers make bad choices while on the road. This includes excessive speed, tailgating, random lane changes, and disregarding basic right-of-way laws. All of these driving behaviors put your life at risk.
- Head-on Collisions: A drunk driver’s inability to stay in his or her own lane can cause a head-on collision. These accidents can destroy your main source of transportation and cause significant injuries.
- Rear-End Collisions: Impaired drivers have slower reaction times. Even if you stop suddenly due to a hazard on the road or a changing traffic light, a drunk driver behind you may not. The result: painful injuries and a compromised vehicle.
- Pedestrian Accidents: Drunk driving doesn’t only affect those in other vehicles. A drunk driver’s inability to safely navigate the roadways can also affect bicyclists and those simply trying to cross the street.
- Hit-and-Run Accidents: Since drunk drivers don’t have the common decency to call for a taxi or friend to give them a ride home, it’s no wonder that they make bad decisions when involved in an accident. In some cases, they flee the scene hoping that they don’t get caught. Sadly, this can make your insurance claim even more difficult.
- T-Bone Accidents: Drunk driving causes poor decisions, especially in intersections. If an impaired driver chooses to blow through a red light, it can cause a T-bone accident.
- Wrongful Death: Over one-quarter of fatal car accidents involve drunk driving. Sadly, this impacts more lives than those involved in the wreck. Drunk driving accidents can devastate an innocent family when their main provider suffers an untimely death.
You and your family don’t need to suffer because of the bad choices of a drunk driver. Being involved in a drunk driving accident is bad enough. The hassles of dealing with insurance companies shouldn’t fall on your already burdened shoulders. The Ward Law Group has helped many families recover losses to pay bills, put food on the table, and ensure a secure future for those injured in drunk driving accidents.
Types of Drunk Driving Injuries & Compensation
Car accidents, especially those caused by drunk drivers, can cause injuries that interfere with your ability to work, spend time with family, and simply enjoy life. If you manage to escape a drunk driving accident with minor cuts and bruises, consider yourself lucky.
Sadly, those involved in drunk driving accidents often suffer injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Slipped or herniated vertebral discs
- Damage to internal organs
An injury caused by a drunk driver is not your fault. Why should you suffer? You are entitled to file a claim to help recuperate costs for your pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, and lost wages.
Fortunately, The Ward Law Group understands all of the insurance companies’ tricks and will make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. For example, a dedicated construction worker suffered physical and brain injuries during a car wreck. We settled his claim for $650,000. This helped his family secure their financial future, which appeared incredibly uncertain prior to the settlement.
Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Incident
If you’re involved in an accident, especially as the victim of drunk driving, try to get to a safe area away from other traffic. Call 911 or your local emergency number. If you are injured, then seek immediate medical help. Even if it doesn’t feel like you have significant injuries, you may wish to schedule a medical evaluation soon after the accident. Some injuries don’t start to show symptoms until days after an accident. But, this doesn’t mean that you should wait. A medical examination needs to be performed no more than 14 days after the accident so it can be used in court when necessary.
In addition, the police officers on scene will complete a thorough accident report. This document will go to the insurance companies to help determine exactly what happened as well as who is at fault. If possible, take some pictures of the scene.
Call your insurance company to open a claim. If you or a family member were injured during the drunk driving accident, seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. These lawyers take care of communications with insurance companies and make sure that your claim is handled and settled with your best interests in mind.
The law limits the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury claim because of drunk driving. Enlisting the help of an expert personal injury lawyer, such as those at The Ward Law Group, ensures you can recover expenses for pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more.
How The Ward Law Group Can Help
You’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault. It completely interrupted your life. You deserve compensation. Unfortunately, the insurance companies want you to settle for less. This is how they can turn a profit. If you try to settle a claim alone, then you may make critical mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars. This is money that you need to pay the bills, put food on the table, and keep your family’s future secure.
The Ward Law Group won’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. We help both English and Spanish-speaking individuals get the compensation they need during the difficult times after a drunk driving accident. The Ward Law Group has an intimate understanding of insurance companies and how they can try to shortchange deserving victims.
So how do you get started? Simply calling 855-DOLOR-55 (855-365-6755) puts you in touch with a dedicated team who will explain the insurance claim process—in English or in Spanish—and start fighting on your behalf.
Remember, there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim. Don’t make the costly mistake of waiting too long. Call 855-DOLOR-55 today.