Injured by Drunk Driver
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you are not alone. According to statistics published the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2004 somebody was killed in an alcohol-related traffic accident every half hour in the United States, with almost one and a half million people arrested for driving drunk. In 2006 there were almost 18,000 people killed in alcohol-related accidents. That means that out of all of the people killed in vehicular accidents each year, 41% are a direct result of drinking and driving, and were 100% preventable.
Drunk driving is a criminal offense, but the injuries that are caused in a drunk driving accident are civil offenses that can be pursued by a personal injury attorney. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car after having consumed alcohol, or taking any kind of drugs or mind-altering substances that impact their ability to drive, it is an act of negligence and recklessness, and the law provides protections for anybody who has been hurt as a result.
Drunk driving accidents are the fault of the person who recklessly got behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol or other substances, but the person who sold them the alcohol may also be responsible, particularly if they provided alcohol to somebody who was obviously drunk or underage. If you have been injured as a result of a drunk driving accident or someone you love has been killed, James Kennedy will thoroughly investigate all of the details of your situation. He will provide you with legal representation that will get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, your medical costs, your expenses, and your pain and suffering.
Drunk driving accidents result in untold pain and suffering. Injuries that are suffered, time lost from work, expenses for rehabilitation, prescription medication, home help, psychological counseling, are all the responsibility of the person who got behind the wheel of a car and drove when they were impaired. When a person who is impaired drives a car they place everybody around them in danger, and this is an act of recklessness for which they can be held responsible. James Kennedy is an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the trauma that victims of drunk driving accidents experience. He will handle your case with compassion, working hard to gather all of the necessary evidence to prove your case so that you can win the maximum compensation for the damages that you have suffered.
If you have lost a loved one to a drunk driving accident then he can help you to file a wrongful death claim which will not only help you pay your bills, but also provide compensation for burial costs, loss of companionship, and more.