Auto Accident Attorney
Norfolk, Newport News, and Roanoke, Virginia
Car Accident Lawyer
Drunk Driving Car Accidents and Victims
Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents on our nation’s roads. Sadly, these accidents could usually be avoided if the driver had acted more responsibly and refrained from driving under the influence of alcohol. If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can fight for your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
We Sue Drunk Drivers
The auto accident attornyes in Virginia at Kalfus & Nachman have helped many drunk driving car accident victims, and we know how difficult this process can be. We understand that you and your family may be facing considerable hardship while you recover from your injuries, and we will be here to help you every step of the way. Mounting medical bills and lost wages from time spent away from work can be financially crippling. We will aggressively battle the insurance companies to make sure you receive the compensation necessary to stay afloat during this difficult time.
In Virginina, if you are a victim of a drunk driver, you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages from the drunk driver and his insurance company. If at the time of the accident the drunk driver either refused to take a blood alcohol content (BAC) test or he had a BAC of .15 or higher, punitive (or exemplary) damages are presumed. Punitive damages are over and above compensatory damages and awarded for two separate and distinct reasons. First, to punish the drunk driver for his reckless actions and second, to send a message to the community that the behavior of drinking and driving will not be tolerated by the community.
Your primary job should be to recover from your injuries. Let us focus on fighting for your compensation.
We have been standing up for the rights of injured Virginia accident victims for more than three decades. With more than 40 employees and three offices, we have the experience and resources to meticulously pursue your compensation to the fullest extent of the law. We will not rest until you receive the fair settlement you deserve.
Life Threatening Accidents
Injuries sustained in drunk driving accidents tend to be more serious than in other car accidents. Often, drunk drivers can lose control of their vehicles due to their impairment, causing severe head-on collisions or rollover accidents. Common injuries sustained in drunk driving car accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Injuries requiring amputation
- Wrongful death
We will help you hold the drunk driver accountable for his negligent actions so that you do not have to shoulder the financial burden of your injuries. Often, insurance companies will try to unfairly reduce your compensation in order to lower their costs. We have the skills and experience to battle the insurance company so that you can receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, please contact our experienced car accident lawyers in VA today to schedule your free initial consultation. Kalfus & Nachman serves clients in Roanoke, Norfolk, and Newport News, Virginia.