When impaired drivers get behind the wheel they not only endanger themselves, they also endanger innocent people on the roadways. When a drunk driver is responsible for causing a collision, it is important to hold these irresponsible drivers accountable. At Tien Law Firm, our Raleigh & Durham drunk driving accident attorney can help you pursue full compensation for the harm that a drunk driver has caused.
We Fight for Full & Fair Compensation for Our Clients
When you are injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another our personal injury lawyer will fight for full and fair compensation for all of your damages including:
- Property Damage
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Reimbursement for Prescriptions
- Certain Out-of-Pocket Expenses
If the insurance company refuses to fairly compensate you, we will discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and seeking punitive damages.
You May Be Entitled to Additional Compensation
In North Carolina, you may be entitled to punitive damages for injuries caused by the negligence of a drunk driver. Punitive damages are only awarded in certain cases to punish intentional or grossly negligent conduct. If you will seek punitive damages in a lawsuit, certain special rules apply and you should consult with an attorney before filing suit.
We Seek to Hold Drunk Drivers Accountable
We have seen the devastating injuries that can occur due to the irresponsible decisions of drunk drivers. Several of our clients have sustained serious injuries due to drunk drivers in instances where a drunk driver crossed the center line and hit them head-on and also in instances when drunk drivers crashed into the rear of their vehicle at a high speed.
Many times a drunk driver will also face criminal charges, which we seek to stay informed of. A conviction in the criminal case may be able to be used in your civil claim to your advantage. To go the extra mile for our clients, we may contact the prosecutor in charge of the criminal case and object to the prosecutor dismissing the drunk driving charge.
Our Injury Lawyers Fight for Individuals Injured By Drunk Drivers
If you or a loved one were hurt due the negligence of a drunk driver, contact our personal injury attorney at (919) 348-7727 for a free consultation. We have represented numerous client harmed by drunk drivers. For these claims particularly, it is important to make sure that your rights are protected.