Were you involved in a car accident in LA caused by a drunk driver? DUI accidents in Los Angeles are all too common. If someone got behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they could be held responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The DUI accident lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles, CA are aggressive trial lawyers who will fight for every penny you deserve.
We’ve been standing up for victims who have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of others since 2013. We’ve recovered more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for individuals just like you.
Our results and dedication to client service have earned us a lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognition by Super Lawyers, and selection for the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers. And the LA Kings have selected us as their official law firm and partner!
Call our law office today at (877) 300-4535 or contact us here for a free consultation with a Los Angeles car accident attorney. There’s no risk to you, and you never pay unless we are successful in obtaining a financial award for you.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a DUI Accident in Los Angeles
The police might be prosecuting the driver who caused your accident, which may help you feel that justice has been served. But that won’t get you the money you need and deserve for your injuries. Insurance companies will swoop in after an accident and try to get you to accept an unfair offer. That’s where we can help.
When you hire our Los Angeles car accident lawyers, we’ll:
- Walk you through the California car accident claim process
- Launch an independent investigation into your accident
- Review police reports, toxicology reports, and other evidence to support your claim
- Handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies
- Calculate your damages to include the full extent of your injuries and income loss
- Present your case to a jury if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement
We’ve obtained numerous six-figure settlements and verdicts for our clients. We’ll give your case the immediate attention it deserves, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Choosing the right attorney for your case can make all the difference – give us a call today for a free case evaluation and learn how we can help.
How Common Are DUI Accidents in LA?
Unfortunately, DUI accidents are common in Los Angeles. According to the latest car accident statistics, there were 18,283 crashes reported in LA in 2021 that resulted in injury or death. Of those, 2,622 involved alcohol. Another 219 involved drugs.
When expanded to include LA County, those numbers increase to:
- 40,669 injury or fatal crashes
- 6,414 alcohol-related crashes involving injury or death
- 588 drug-related crashes involving injury or death
So, on average, there are about 19 crashes per day in LA County that involve alcohol or drugs.
Other common car crashes in Los Angeles include:
What Injuries Are Covered in DUI Accident Cases?
We will fight to recover compensation for all injuries sustained in your accident.
Common injuries include:
We’ll work to recover money not just for your current and future medical treatment, but the full extent of your lost income caused by your accident (economic damages).
And, we know that physical injuries are only part of the trauma you’ve suffered. In many cases, victims of DUI crashes can seek compensation for non-economic damages such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression caused by the accident.
Isn’t a DUI a Criminal Case?
Driving under the influence is, of course, against the law. However, even if the driver faces criminal charges, you can still seek compensation through a civil lawsuit. Sometimes, those convicted of crimes are ordered to pay restitution to pay victims for monetary losses caused by the crime they committed.
But, that may not cover the full extent of your bills, income loss, and emotional trauma. A personal injury lawsuit gives you a way to seek the full value of your losses from the accident, regardless of whether it was caused by a criminal or negligent act.
Who Is Liable in a DUI Crash in California?
DUI liability can be complex. It might seem obvious that the intoxicated driver is responsible. But, there could be other parties involved that should be held accountable.
Some potentially liable parties could include:
- Drunk driver
- Driver’s employer
- Owner or manager of a bar, social club, or restaurant
- Drug manufacturer
If someone was over-served at a bar, or an employer hired someone with a DUI on their record, they might be responsible for contributing to your injuries. We’ll investigate anyone who was in the chain of events that led to your crash.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Los Angeles Auto Accident Lawyers Today
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers will stand by your side and fight for justice. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in life-changing financial awards to help people like you move forward after tragedies.
Don’t miss important filing deadlines – visit our FAQ or call our Los Angeles DUI accident attorneys today to let us get started fighting for you.
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