One of the worst things about drunk driving accidents is that they are completely preventable. In Virginia as in every other state, legal intoxication begins at a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.
At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we are unrelenting in our pursuit of maximum compensation for drunk driving accident victims. We don’t just stop at compensation for our client’s injuries or damages, but we pursue punitive damages as well. We believe that the selfish person who made the decision to drink and drive should be held completely liable. When someone’s BAC is .15 or more, punitive damages can be sought. This is a way to punish the drunk driver for the devastation he or she has caused.
The common accidents that occur with drunk drivers include head-on collisions, rear-end collisions at high rates of speed and blowing through stoplights to collide with oncoming traffic. These dangerous collisions often result in injuries with catastrophic consequences. When we develop a case for a drunk driving accident victim, we consider everything, including ongoing and past medical care, pain and suffering, lost earnings, lost enjoyment of life, permanent disability and more.
At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we fight hard for drunk driving accident victims. If you have been injured in such an accident, you have rights. You can learn more about how we approach drunk driving accidents on our many webpages dedicated to the subject.
You can seek compensation from a drunk driver even if he or she was not convicted of a crime for the accident. The right lawyer can make the process a bit easier to go through and can maximize your recovery.