Last week, the differences between the civil court system and the criminal court system were discussed. The civil courts can give the victim of a drunk driving accident the ability to hold a drunk driver accountable in the event of an injury-causing or fatal accident. However, navigating the civil system and pursuing a successful lawsuit against a negligent driver can be highly complicated. A Virginia drunk driver victim attorney can shoulder the burden of navigating the court system for a victim or family hurt by an accident.

In the days and weeks after an alcohol-related accident, victims and their families often don’t know what to do. The attorneys at the Law Offices of The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC understand the financial burden of recovering from a wreck. They work aggressively to pursue recovery of a fair amount of damages to which a victim is entitled.

These damages may include current and future medical expenses, lost wages due to inability to work, pain and suffering and loss of life enjoyment. In fatal accident cases, the victim’s family may be in dire financial need after the loss of an income-earner. A wrongful death case can be pursued when a drunk driver claims the life of another. When a driver’s BAC level was 0.15 or higher at the time of an accident, victims may also pursue punitive damages from the drunk driver.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC have achieved over three decades’ worth of litigation experience in the realm of personal injury. As a result, they are intimately familiar with the tragic results of drunk driving accidents. Sadly, DUI accidents can take a variety of forms, from a rear-end collision to a head-on collision and everything in between. Still, since speed and distraction often play a role in drunk driving incidents, even a simple collision can cause catastrophic injury. Recovering from such injury can be a lengthy and draining process, but can be made more manageable via the deserved compensation. To learn more about drunk driving accidents in Virginia, click here.