Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Norfolk
Assisting Car Accident Victims throughout Virginia
Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents on our nation’s roads. Not only are these accidents completely preventable, but they often result in devastating and, in the worst cases, fatal injuries for those involved. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, our team of Norfolk car accident attorneys strives to protect the rights of drunk driving accident victims. In every case we handle, we pursue maximum monetary compensation.
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. When you entrust our legal team with your case, you can rest knowing we will be by your side from beginning to end.
To find out how the Norfolk car accident lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman PC can help, please call (855) 880-8163 for a free consultation.
Common Injuries Cause in Drunk Driving 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. Our Norfolk car accident lawyers have the skills and experience to battle the insurance company so that you can receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
The Compensation We Can Help You Recover
Our Norfolk car accident attorneys 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 that is why we are here to help you every step of the way. When we handle your case, we will pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Surgical procedure expenses
- Lost wages
Understanding Punitive Damages
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.
In Virginia, if you are a victim of a drunk driving accident, 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.
Kalfus & Nachman PC is Here for You
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.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, contact our Norfolk drunk driving accident lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman today!