Some of the worst injuries are caused by drunk drivers for obvious reasons, such as loss of coordination and inability to control a vehicle, impaired reaction, and impaired judgment. It’s common for drunk drivers to end up in a serious or fatal head-on collision that would have never otherwise happened. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one person died every hour due to a crash caused by a drunk driver.
When you are injured by a drunk driver, you are generally entitled to enhanced compensation called “punitive damages” due to the drunk driver’s egregious and reckless conduct. Our office argues for such an enhancement whether your case is handled in or out of court.