Hampton Roads Alcohol-Related Injury Attorneys
While everyone of legal age is entitled to enjoy a few drinks at the bar or with friends, each person is responsible to ensure that his or her actions do not negatively impact others. Unfortunately, however, many people do not know when they are drunk, or they think that they can still drive a car or operate a vehicle safely after consuming alcohol.
Unfortunately, however, we know that this is not the case. The truth is that any amount of alcohol in your system can impair your judgment and slow your reflexes. If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident or other alcohol-related accident, we at Valverde & Rowell, P.C., can help you seek justice for your situation, holding careless individuals accountable for their actions by seeking maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or the loss of your loved one.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation Following an Alcohol-Related Accident
In Virginia, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over .08 percent, you are presumed to be under the influence of alcohol, and therefore unfit to drive. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is a criminal offense.
In addition to possible criminal consequences, individuals who cause a motor vehicle accident or other type of accident while under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be required to pay "punitive damages." Punitive damages are additional compensation given to a personal injury victim beyond what he or she required for medical expenses, income replacement, and compensation for pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a drunk driving accident, our Virginia Beach attorney will seek all compensation that you are due, including punitive damages. We will take charge of investigating the circumstances of your accident, obtaining any evidence involved in related court proceedings for DUI prosecution, if available. We will also interview any witnesses, investigate the crash scene and collaborate with any forensic or medical experts to help you obtain maximum compensation.
Unlike other personal injury claims, drunk driving and other alcohol-related claims could have been prevented. You want a strong advocate to help you seek justice for the injuries and losses you have sustained.
If you or a loved one was hit by a drunk driver — whether you were in another vehicle or you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist or an individual bystander — we provide comprehensive and aggressive advocacy to hold those responsible to account. Contact us at 757.383.9947 or 866.719.0059 toll free today to discuss your claim with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.