If you or a loved one has been injured in a California drunk driving accident, you will likely require the legal services of a California drunk driving accident lawyer. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), every fifty-three minutes, on average, someone is killed by a drunk driver — something to mull over on that next long road trip! Further, MADD also points out that every ninety minutes, on average, someone is seriously injured by a drunk driver! While it may not be irresponsible to have a couple of drinks with your friends at a bar, it is certainly irresponsible to follow this up by putting your own life and the life of others who share the road with you in jeopardy by driving drunk. In a split second, a drunk driving accident can dramatically change the life of the victims and those who love them.
You are likely aware that all of the victims of California drunk driving accidents are deserving of many forms of compensation. However, what you may not be aware of is that without a good attorney experienced in handling personal injuries due to drunk driving, insurance companies can easily weasel out of fairly compensating you? It happens every day to those who allow the insurances companies to handle the case instead of getting a top California drunk driving accident lawyer to represent their interests. Some people are fooled into thinking that if they call their own insurance company, their attorneys will represent their best interests.
Remember, any insurance company’s top concern will be to protect their own interests. Even if you believe you are not at fault, you could potentially be wrong if your reasoning. In fact, many car accidents end up with partial blame on both sides. For example, if you are hit by a drunk driver at a 4 way stop intersection, it could potentially be found, believe it or not, that you are 20% to blame for the accident. The drunk driver’s insurance will certainly be pushing for partial blame! For these reasons, your insurance company’s top concern is NOT representing your best interest, it is making sure that they do everything possible to get out of paying out any money. You need an attorney working for you exclusively. Do not rely on the attorneys of your insurance company to look out for your best interest.
Keep in mind, police reports are sometimes found to be faulty. You need to work with an experienced attorney who will quickly resolve any issues like these, make sure all witnesses are interviewed before too much time has passed, hire investigators if necessary, and lock down any evidence if necessary. You also want to work with an attorney who knows all the tricks insurance companies pull in an attempt to get out of paying out what they should. It is also important to work with an attorney to make sure you are not denied any medical care you may need. You will find that absolutely everything related to your drunk driving case runs much more smoothly if work with the right attorneys experienced in representing victims of drunk driving accidents.
To find the best accident attorney for drunk driving cases in California, you need not look any further than the May Firm. As you can see from the testimonials of our clients, we fight very hard for our clients. In fact, we treat our clients like family and fight as hard for them as if it was our brother or sister. Please call (805) 980-7758 to schedule an appointment so we can talk about your personal case. The May Firm has offices in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Bakersfield & Fresno and are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to ask us about our track record in litigating California drunk driving accidents. We are proud of our record and we know it will impress you. You are always welcome to contact our injury attorneys for California drunk driving accidents.