Don’t be the cause of a Drunk Driving Accident.
Drunk driving accidents peak around the Holidays every year. Since many will be celebrating Halloween starting this weekend I think that this is a great to to touch base on the harm that driving while under the influence causes to the individuals involved in the accident as well as the penalties and suffering that may occur in a personal injury case. Stay safe this Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. Dont’ drive under the influence.
Drunk driving continues to be an widespread problem in the United States. The most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control show that almost 30 Americans die each day in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. That’s approximately one person killed – and a family torn apart by tragedy – every 48 minutes.
In Illinois in 2011, approximately 30% of all car crashes involved a drunk or alcohol-impaired drivers. As a result, some 279 lives were lost and thousands more suffered life-changing injuries. Typical drunk driving-related injuries may include:
- Brain damage/head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones, fractures
- Facial disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
How a Chicago Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Victims of drunk drivers, whether the person injured or surviving family members, often have a long road of ahead of them in restoring order to their lives. Injured victims frequently face months – or even years – of painful surgeries, physical therapy and other forms of rehabilitation. Families can face crushing financial stress due to an ever-growing mountain of medical bills or an abrupt loss of income.
That’s where an experienced drunk driving accident attorney, such as at Willens & Baez, can make a difference. A skilled attorney can help victims and families of drunk driving accidents secure the full and fair financial compensation they need and deserve to start rebuilding their lives.
Drunk driving victims in Illinois may be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Past and estimated future medical costs
- Lost wages and diminished future earnings
- Pain and Suffering
In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may also be available for victims of drunk drivers and their families. Monetary amounts awarded vary from case to case.
What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured or died in an accident involving a drunk driver, consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. At Willens & Baez, we have ample experience and success fighting to obtain just financial compensation for victims injured by alcohol-or drug-impaired drivers. We want to fight on your behalf, too.
Contact our Chicago, Illinois attorneys today for your FREE consultation at (312) 957-4166 as soon as possible to find out how we can help you.