Alcohol continues to be a factor in about one-third of driving-related deaths. In 2014, that number exceeded 3,000 nationwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In California, judges and juries are sick of these statistics and often allow plaintiffs to request punitive damages, which can multiply the total compensation package. The law permits punitive damages in cases where drivers exhibited careless disregard for the safety of others. This includes drunk driving, drugged driving, and driving involving any other kind of impairment.
The High Cost of Drunk Driving Crashes
In our practice, the attorneys work with experts to understand what happened in drunk driving cases. It is incumbent upon us to prove that the other party was impaired and therefore is liable for the harm he or she caused. We will pursue punitive damages knowing that it is in your interests and in the interests of the entire community.