Sacramento Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver in Sacramento, contact the personal injury lawyers from Amerio Law Firm. The aftermath of an accident that should not have so violently disrupted your life in the first place is overwhelming and emotionally and physically demanding. The team at Amerio Law Firm will work with diligence and compassion for you to help you reclaim your life.
The experienced team of Sacramento drunk driving accident attorneys at Amerio Law Firm understands the complexities of the law, insurance, and liability, and are dedicated to doing what it takes to see that the thoughtless driver who caused you pain is held accountable. Placing a call gets you one step closer to getting financial recompense and holding the guilty driver accountable for their criminal actions. To learn more about how we can help you seek compensation and justice, call us today at (916) 419-1111.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
DUI cases are complicated due to the two spheres in which they take place: the criminal court and the civil court. While the offending driver will be criminally charged, the money you require to recoup your financial losses comes from civil court. Even if the driver is convicted in criminal court, you yourself won’t receive anything unless you pursue a civil claim. It is imperative that you hire a professional attorney to help you navigate the complex laws surrounding drunk drivers, determine who is liable for their actions, and decipher the insurance policies that will be the source of the damages you receive. A lawyer will hold the driver that violently interrupted your life accountable on your behalf. A skilled lawyer will work efficiently to allow you time to concentrate on your recovery, and returning to what you enjoy in life.
Why Choose Amerio Law Firm?
Amerio Law Firm has an A-plus rating by the Better Business Bureau. This rating was earned through the diligence and care of President Ashley Amerio’s entire team of professional attorneys in Sacramento. We understand that, in the stressful time following an accident, recovery is the priority. Our lawyers lead with compassion in the office, and confidence in the courtroom. While you take time to recover, the team will give your case abundant attention, with an eye to detail, to ensure that your needs are taken care of and your rights are respected. The years of legal experience each attorney on the team has accrued ensures that your journey of recovery and restitution will be as smooth and quick as possible. To get the compensation you deserve for your suffering, contact Amerio Law Firm.
Cases We Handle
Drunk driving is a criminal offense, and anyone who is convicted of driving under the influence in California is subject to serious consequences. Time spent in state or county prison, revocation of their license, license suspension, fines, and probation are all possible consequences the drunk driver will receive in criminal court. While the guilty driver will be punished in criminal court, victims of their recklessness receive financial compensation for suffering in civil court. Civil court is where the lawyers at Amerio Law Firm fight for you. An experienced personal injury attorney can ensure you receive damages for your suffering. There are several types of compensation you can receive, including:
- Medical Expenses: Any treatment you receive for injuries sustained due to a drunk driver can and should be covered by the at-fault party. These expenses include the fee for an ambulance ride, surgery costs, your hospital stay, treatment you receive, and medicines you take. Future treatment can also be compensated.
- Rehabilitative Services: Any physical therapy for bodily injuries that are a result of the accident are eligible to be covered by damages won.
- Lost Income: Income you did not earn and benefits you did not receive while you were on leave to recover from injury can be covered by damages.
- Pain and Suffering: The physical and emotional trauma you have endured due to an accident caused by a drunk driver can be recompensed.
- Property Damage: If your car, phone, or other personal property was damaged or destroyed in the wreck, you can recover money to repair and replace them.
To win damages and receive financial recompense for your expenses after an accident, it is essential to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area. Do not delay in seeking treatment, do not delay in seeking damages, do not delay in picking up the phone. To begin to reclaim your life, hire a professional attorney for your civil case against a drunk driver.
Frequently Asked Questions
Often, the questions you have related to an accident are specific and unique to your circumstances, so contact an experienced personal injury attorney to get your questions answered. Here are a few common questions that our team answers for clients.
Where does the money I am receiving as damages come from?
The money you receive for the injury to your person can come from several places. If the drunk driver has insurance, it will be paid for by their policy. Unfortunately, however, it is all too often that drunk drivers aren’t insured. If this is the case, your own insurance policy can be used to cover damages. There are still other situations in which employers or establishments that serve alcohol are liable for the injuries you sustain. A professional attorney will be able to investigate your accident to determine who was at fault, hold all who are responsible accountable, and ensure you receive the maximum damages possible.
Do I have to wait to hire a personal injury lawyer to seek treatment?
Do not wait to seek any treatment for your injuries, no matter how minor they may seem. Beginning treatment is not only the first step to returning to the aspects of life you enjoy, but it also establishes clear documentation of how much the reckless drunk driver cost you, and how much they must pay.
A drunk driver’s reckless behavior can have a lasting impact on your life. One person’s choice to get behind the wheel while intoxicated can bring you lasting physical, emotional, and financial pain. The car accident attorneys at Amerio Law Firm treat each case with compassion and attention to detail. If the careless actions of one drunk driver, who had no respect for the safety of other drivers, endangered you or someone you care about, contact the lawyers at Amerio Law Firm now by calling (916) 419-1111.