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DUI Victims' Rights

Those who choose to drink then drive also choose to put the lives of innocent people at risk. The Virginia drunk driving accident victim attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman know that every drunk driving accident is avoidable and that every drunk driving fatality is a death that could have been prevented. That’s why we focus on DUI victims’ rights and sue drunk drivers. If you were injured or a family member was killed in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to more than financial compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In Virginia, drunk driving accident victims may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages is money beyond compensatory damages that is intended to punish the drunk driver for gross negligence and deter other drivers from drinking and driving. If the drunk driver had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .15 percent or higher, or if the driver refused to take a BAC test following the accident, punitive damages are presumed in Virginia. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a drunk driving accident, please contact the Virginia DUI victim lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman for your free case consultation. We welcome clients from the Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke and Virginia Beach, Virginia, areas.