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Drunk driving is a serious crime that causes hundreds of thousands of deaths and serious injuries every year in the United States. Despite decades of campaigns seeking to educate Americans about the tragic results of driving while intoxicated, thousands of people continue to make conscious decisions to get behind the wheel of a two-ton machine under the influence of drugs or alcohol, endangering every stranger they happen to pass.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a drunk driver, reach out to our firm by scheduling a free case evaluation!

Facts About Drunk Driving Accidents

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics for 2005 showed that alcohol was a factor in 39% of all fatal automobile crashes nationwide and 40% of fatal crashes in California. That's two-fifths of all deaths in auto accidents. All of these deaths – and thousands more disabling and disfiguring injuries – are completely avoidable.

Recoverable Damages After a Drunk Driving Accident

Hurting or killing someone while driving under the influence is a crime with serious penalties in California. But even if the irresponsible driver is punished, the criminal justice system may do nothing to compensate victims for their injuriesand the costs of their medical care resulting from the accident.

Victims may be left with a number of catastrophic, life-changing injuries, such as:

Victims of drunk driving accidents may need multiple surgeries, years of physical therapy and other special medical care just to learn how to function again. Many may not be able to work, or must make a radical and unexpected career change. Families who lose a loved one must adjust not only to an emotional hole in their lives, but also the permanent loss of an income and a helpmeet. Money may not be able to bring back the life a victim led before an accident, but it can help ease the adjustment to a radically changed life.

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Helps You Obtain Justice

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk driver, you should speak with our experienced San Jose drunk driving injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP as soon as possible.

Victims and their families may be able to recover significant monetary compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Auto repairs
  • Lost income
  • Pain & suffering
  • Continued medical costs

But victims must move fast; depending on the circumstances, they may have as little as six months from the date of the accident to take action.

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP has helped hundreds of injured Northern Californians seek justice through the civil courts. We are proud to have won millions of dollars for victims of drunk driving accidents and other personal injuries caused by another person's carelessness. We are recognized as leaders in personal injury law because we believe every client – no matter how small their case – has the right to assertive, competent representation in a court of law. And because we know injured people are often financially strained, we never take a fee unless we win your case. To speak with our experienced San Jose personal injury attorneys, call us today for a free consultation at (800) 900-0863.

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