According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37,461 people died in traffic crashes in 2016 in the United States, including an estimated 10,497 people who were killed in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater). Among the people killed in these drunk driving crashes, 67% (7,052) were in crashes in which at least one driver in the crash had a BAC of .15 or higher.
There is no excuse for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Our firm has handled numerous cases involving drunk drivers. Representing an injury victim in a drunk driving case requires experience and proficiency in pleading the right cause of action and including an Attachment for a Punitive Damage claim. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter the drunk driver from inflicting such tragedy on another family. Civil Code section 3294 provides the legal basis to maintain a punitive damage claim against the drunk driver.
Being injured in an automobile accident can have a substantial, life-altering impact on you and your family. Timothy W. Mazzela can help you move on with your life by using our extensive legal experience to pursue compensation for your injuries. Over the years, we have discovered what insurance companies, public entities, truck companies, and more importantly, juries need to establish the maximum value of your personal injury case. We use state-of-the-art trial presentation tools, retain highly respected experts and present your case in a meaningful and compelling manner in order to help facilitate an excellent result to your personal injury case.