During recent decades, public interest groups, charitable organizations and government entities have spent billions of dollars trying to curb America's reckless drinking and driving habits. Yet despite all of these noble efforts, the country's DUI incidents continue rising at an alarming rate. Every year, far too many Californians are either seriously injured or killed due to drunk drivers. Anyone who has suffered injuries due to this type of accident should seek immediate help from experienced Sacramento DUI accident lawyers.
In the following paragraphs, you'll find basic statistics regarding California's fatal DUI accidents and information about the state laws that most readily benefit those who've been harmed in this type of incident. If you'll keep reading further, you'll also learn about the best way to obtain help from Sacramento DUI accident lawyers if you or someone you love ever suffers this type of injury.
No matter how many thousands of people are arrested for DUI in California each year, a large percentage of drunk drivers simply refuse to stop their dangerous driving habits. Not surprisingly, close to 1,000 Californians are killed each year due to vehicle accidents where alcohol was listed as a factor. In other words, approximately one-third of all of the people killed in California car accidents each year might still be alive if more citizens took their drug and alcohol addictions more seriously. Addicts destroy far too many other people's lives every year.
One of the most common and unfortunate misconceptions about California DUI law has to do with the availability of immediate recourse for those injured or killed by a drunk driver. You do not have to wait to pursue your legal rights as a DUI accident victim until after the accused's criminal prosecution has been completed. You have every right to begin conferring with a lawyer now -- and you can file a personal injury lawsuit shortly after you've been injured.
People seeking a very timely award of financial damages deserve to succeed as much as anyone else. It's often very wise for an injured person (and his or her family) to try and recover all of the medical costs and lost income caused by an accident shortly after it occurs. Depending on the facts of your specific case, you may even be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering and other possible losses.
Unfortunately, as someone who's been seriously injured by a drunk driver, you may have to go through many struggles while trying to recover from all of the physical, financial and emotional damage a serious DUI accident can cause. Fortunately, Sacramento DUI accident lawyers who have handled numerous DUI cases in the past are capable of quickly moving your legal claim forward while you focus on your medical recovery.
If you've been seriously injured by a drunk driver, it's always wise to seek out the immediate help of Sacramento DUI accident lawyers who've been filing lawsuits against those responsible for this type of criminal behavior for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.