Drunk DWI/DUI Driving Accidents
Insult added to injury... this best describes the trauma of a car crash when the offending driver is also driving while intoxicated, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Martinez & Associates shares your outrage. We have the knowledge and ability to hold the responsible driver liable to the fullest extent of the law.
Typically, claims made for car crashes are considered civil actions. This means a claim will be made under the other driver's automobile insurance policy. Money is the award in a civil action.
Car crashes involving drunk drivers are not typical crashes. The offending driver may also be facing criminal charges from the State. The fact the offending driver may have broken the law may entitle you to punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional payments the offending driver could be responsible for as a form of punishment for driving drunk.
Experience in dealing with the laws related to drunk driving, knowing how the police conduct their investigation of a drunk driver and the State's evidence in prosecuting a drunk driver are all helpful in pursuing these types of personal injury claims. If you are the victim of a drunk driver, please consider allowing us to help you.