California Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
In 1980, Candy Lightner's 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was killed by a drunken hit-and-run driver as she walked down a suburban street in California. Her daughter, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had broken almost every bone in her body and suffered substantial head injuries. "I promised myself on the day of Cari's death that I would fight to make this needless homicide count for something positive in the years ahead," Candy Lightner later wrote. The organization she founded, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), has been instrumental in changing many of the laws that govern the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while intoxicated. Despite the progress that has been made since the time of MADD's inception, much work still remains as the statistics illustrate: Approximately 275,000 persons are injured or disfigured yearly by alcohol-impaired drivers.
Drivers that choose to operate motor vehicles while drunk are a menace to our highways. It is well-documented that those who drive with any alcohol in their blood at all raise their chances of causing an accident that can result in serious injury or even death. In 2006, A total of 17,602 alcohol-related fatalities were recorded in the US, 13,470 were drunk drivers (Blood Alcohol Concentration above .08). In 2005, out of all traffic fatalities, 34% involved a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher.
As in all cases where an individual is injured by the negligence of another, victims have the right under the law to recover monies they lost due to the injuries they sustained in the accident - like lost wages, costs of medical bills, and cost of long term care. In cases of death, the families of the deceased can recover monies, especially when the departed is the main wage earner of the family. Whether the drunk driving accident has resulted in head trauma, brain injury, spinal cord damage, catastrophic injuries that have resulted in paralysis or even wrongful death, our experienced California drunk driving attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help hold drunk drivers responsible for their actions.
Bisnar Chase has an extensive knowledge of California law on auto accidents and driving under the influence of an intoxicant. For nearly thirty years, the firm has assertively pursued justice for drunk driving and auto accident clients, collecting tens of millions of dollars for victims and their families. However, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims in our state can be as short as six months. That's why it's imperative that you contact Bisnar Chase as soon as possible if you are thinking of filing a lawsuit over an Orange County drunk driving accident. Our experienced attorneys can help you make your case, stand by your side at trial and get the best possible outcome. Call us at 1 (866) 909-6161 for a no-obligation consultation.
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