When a car accident is caused by a reckless drunk driver, lives are changed forever. Hundreds of people are injured every year in drunk driving accidents in West Virginia, and around 150 people are killed.
There are things you should know if you have been injured by a drunk driver, or if a loved one has been injured or killed. I am personal injury attorney J. Burton Hunter, III, and I have more than 32 years of experience helping victims of auto accidents seek compensation and legal recourse. Contact a Buckhannon drunk driving accident attorney today to schedule a free consultation.
Compensation for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
When a car accident has been caused by a drunk driver, accident victims may be eligible for both compensatory damages as well as punitive damages. Compensatory damages are intended to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Punitive damages are sometimes awarded in addition to compensatory damages to punish the drunk driver for wrongdoing. I can help you explore both options.
In West Virginia, you can recover compensation compensation for accident-related injuries and expenses if you were 49 percent or less at fault. There is little question of fault when a drunk driver is involved.
Contact a Weston Car Accident Injury Victim Attorney
If you have been injured in a DUI crash, I am here to answer your questions and ease your concerns about the legal process. Contact my law firm today to schedule a free consultation. If I am unable to make a financial recovery in your case, you owe no lawyer fees.