Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Winston-Salem
Drunk Driving Statistics
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. Every day, 28 people die because of an alcohol-impaired driver. That’s one person every 51 minutes. Drunk driving accidents account for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities across the country.
Shockingly, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that over half of all traffic accidents are caused by impaired or drunk drivers. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin looking into the elements of your case and begin working to get you the compensation you deserve. Drinking and driving is against the law but, sadly, this does not stop many people from doing it.
The consequences of drunk driving can be devastating, both for the victims and their families. We understand how overwhelming this situation can be, and we are here to help.
At Comerford Chilson & Moser, our experienced team will work tirelessly to investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at (336) 568-8779.
Can I File a Lawsuit If I Was Injured in a Car Accident?
If you or a family member has been seriously injured by a drunk driver, you may be wondering about your rights. Fortunately, in most cases, you will be able to take legal action to hold the driver accountable and recover damages for your injuries.
If a driver is convicted of drunk driving, they may face criminal penalties, such as:
- Jail time
- License suspensions
In addition, those injured in drunk driving accidents may be able to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages.
What Types of Compensation Can I Recover after a Drunk Driving Accident?
In a personal injury lawsuit, accident victims can seek compensation for their injuries.
This may include:
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Future loss of earnings
- Medical bills
- Loss of quality of life
If the accident resulted in a fatality, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages such as funeral expenses and loss of companionship.
Put the Team at Comerford Chilson & Moser on Your Side Today
At our firm, we advocate for victims of negligence throughout the state of North Carolina. We fight for their rights and for the fair compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have more than 90 years of collective legal experience combined, in addition to a long track record of success. Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P. has earned a reputation for providing clients with aggressive advocacy, in and out of the courtroom.
Injured by a drunk driver? The experienced team at Comerford Chilson & Moser is here to help you receive maximum compensation. Call us at (336) 568-8779 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation!
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Why Work with an Attorney on your Drunk Driving Accident Case?
There are several reasons why you should hire an attorney if a drunk driver has injured you:
- Insurance companies are experts at minimizing the value of your claim. They begin working on your case immediately, and their goal is to pay you as little as possible.
- Depending on the circumstances of your case, several parties may be found at fault. For example, if you were hit by a drunk driver, the driver would be held responsible for his or her own behavior. However, if the driver was served alcohol at a party or bar, the host or server could also be held liable.
- An attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the maximum compensation you are due.
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"During our first meeting, he assured me that he would take this anxiety and responsibility from me. Emotionally, I felt a deep sense of relief that stayed with me during the months he was working for me."- Roberta T.