Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in San Jose

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Car accidents can result in more than just injuries, but the loss of a loved one. If wrongful death was caused by a drunk driver, work with our firm to pursue full and fair compensation. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at your earliest convenience! We are here to provide you with the support you need. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

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As with any other type of vehicular accident, the details of a drunk driving crash need to be thoroughly examined to determine as accurately as possible the events that led up to the incident. The most critical evidence obviously deals with the state of mind of the suspected driver, particularly the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests administered at the scene of the incident, as well as the results from any field sobriety tests attempted by the suspected driver.

In addition, other factors, such as the following, are also important aspects of the case:

  • Speed of the involved vehicles
  • Specific traffic infractions.

In many auto accidents, details concerning the crash are sometimes vague, with fault often times being distributed amongst all parties involved. For example, even if it is determined that one motorist is more responsible for a crash than another, the less at-fault motorist could still be deemed to have been, say, 30% responsible for having caused the accident. However, in accidents centered around drunk driving, it is often much clearer as to who the negligent party was, with fault predominantly being awarded to the intoxicated party.

Trust in Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to Represent You

Wrongful death suits are filed by the family members of the individual or individuals who succumbed to injuries during the drunken driving accident. In the same manner that an injured individual may hold another motorist accountable for injuries sustained during an auto accident, family members who have lost a loved one are permitted by the court to hold negligent parties responsible for a wrongful death accountable for their actions in a court of law.

Seek Compensation for Your Lost Loved One

Damages pertaining to the loss of a loved one, including lost wages, loss of companionship, and even funeral costs in some cases, may be awarded in compensatory damages. If you've recently lost a loved one to a drunken driving accident, please don't hesitate to contact our San Jose wrongful death attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP.

Our experienced attorneys will hold responsible parties accountable for their actions in a court of law, upholding the rights of your loved one every step of the way. For more information, and a free and confidential first consultation, please call today at (800) 900-0863.

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