San Jose Lawyer for Drunk Driving Victims
Call us today to pursue just compensation at (800) 900-0863.
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
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
- 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