Drunk Drivers & Brain Injury in San Jose

Guidance from Our San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys

Traffic accidents vary greatly in regard to the scope of injuries sustained by individuals involved. While many injuries are relatively minor and can eventually be recovered from, some are not. More serious injuries can forever alter an individual's way of life, particularly the ability to take care of him or herself. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries many times fall into the catastrophic injury category.

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Primary Causes of Brain Injury

According to statistics, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injury, second only to slip and fall incidents. Unfortunately though, motor vehicle accidents resulting in brain injury are also the leading cause of deaths pertaining to brain injury, with nearly one-third of all individuals involved in such accidents losing their lives. While any motor vehicle accident can result in significant injury, accidents stemming from drunken driving can be especially horrific.

Holding the Drunk Driver Liable

Drunk drivers have slower reaction times than sober drivers. They also are incapable of successfully handling both the task of driving and any other distraction that might come their way. For example, if a motorist who is under the influence of alcohol chooses to eat or talk on a cell phone while driving, that motorist's ability to successfully maneuver their vehicle along city streets or highways is greatly diminished. Furthermore, given the irrational state of being that drunk drivers find themselves in when inebriated, the following actions they choose to partake in are all exasperated more so than they would be if the driver wasn't intoxicated:

  • Traveling at high speeds
  • Running red lights
  • Recklessly changing lanes

Like any other motorist deemed responsible for having caused an accident, drunk drivers can be held liable for their actions in a court of law. Injured motorists or pedestrians, or their families, may hold negligent parties accountable for compensatory damages pertaining to a drunken driving accident related brain injury. Injured individuals may be able to seek damages to assist with:

  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages from time off work
  • Financial burden from loss of earning capacity

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At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose brain injury attorneys will examine the details concerning your drunken driving brain injury accident. We will hold motorists responsible for causing your injuries liable for the financial damages you have suffered as a result of your brain injury, always ensuring that your rights as an accident victim are protected in a court of law. For more helpful information about drunken driving accident brain injuries, as well as a free and confidential consultation of your case, please don't hesitate to contact us at (800) 900-0863.

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