Helping People Injured in Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers in Stockton
There are strict penalties against drunk driving, and with good reason. Every drunk driver endangers every other person on the road. Anytime a drunk driver injures someone in an accident, it is a senseless and tragic event. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you have several pressing concerns right now. You may have expensive medical care. You may not be earning a paycheck while you are recuperating.
At Shepard & Haven, our lawyers have helped thousands of Californians maximize their compensation after suffering serious injuries caused by someone’s negligent, reckless or intentional acts. We represent people who have been hurt by drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of illegal drugs. Part of our representation involves finding every potentially liable party. For instance, if someone allowed the drunk driver to drive his or her automobile, the vehicle owner could be liable for negligent entrustment. If the drunk driver was under the legal drinking age, anyone who knowingly served the driver alcohol could be held liable for your damages as well. You can trust that we will uncover every possible source of compensation to maximize your recovery.
People Injured by Drunk Drivers May Be Entitled to Punitive Damages
Anyone who has been injured due to the negligence of another is entitled to compensation for lost income, medical expenses, pain and suffering and property damages. Taken together, these damages are known as compensatory damages. Drinking too much and taking the wheel involve much more than mere negligence. California law allows people who have been injured by drunk drivers to request punitive damages. Punitive damages serve as punishment of the drunk driver and are intended to discourage similar behavior. We will fight on your behalf to get full and fair damages for your injuries.