California has some of the strictest laws in the nation prohibiting intoxicated driving. When a DWI driver causes an accident, there are likely to be serious criminal charges, as well as civil liability. Persons injured or losing a family member in such an accident may sue for damages for medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering. In some cases, they may also be entitled to recover punitive damages.
O'Mara & Padilla, Attorneys At Law — Aggressive DWI Accident Lawyers
The DUI driver's insurance company will aggressively seek to avoid full financial liability, particularly if punitive damages are at stake. Relying on a network of independent experts when necessary, we reconstruct the accident, determine the full extent of medical and financial damages and aggressively pursue the full and fair damages you are entitled to.
Truck Driver DUI Accidents
The trucking industry, in particular, operates under a set of strict regulations regarding alcohol and narcotics use by truckers. For professional drivers starting a driving shift, no alcohol may be consumed within eight hours of getting behind the wheel. Certain prescription drugs are also banned by federal regulations. Any blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registering above .04 percent may result in DWI charges.
Aggressive Legal Protection For People Injured By A Drunk Driver
Our drunk driving accident attorneys in Encinitas are ready to vigorously protect your rights after suffering injury or losing a loved one in a DUI accident. Call us at 858-480-6182 or contact our offices by email as soon as possible.