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Drunk Driver Accident Attorneys
Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
WE HOLD DRUNK DRIVERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS
Driving drunk is an egregious act which puts the lives of others at risk. Drunk drivers are not only subject to criminal penalties, but also can be held responsible for the damage caused to the people who are injured as a result of their reckless actions. Drunk drivers may be required to compensate the injured person for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and depending on the location of the accident, may be held responsible to pay punitive damages - a monetary award designed to punish the drunk driver. The term "drunk driver" includes individuals who are driving under the influence of any drug, including prescription medication, which affects their ability to drive.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have also handled numerous cases against individuals who are driving with medical conditions, such as a seizure disorder, which prevents them from driving safely. These individuals, while not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are just as reckless as a drunk driver, to the extent that they have knowledge that their condition makes it hazardous to drive, but fail to take necessary precautions to prevent potential injuries to others on the roadway, such as take their medication.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a drunk driver in Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC, please e-mail or call our committed accident lawyers today. We are focused on obtaining justice for you - the victim.
If you have been injured and would like to discuss your case with any of our litigation team leaders, please email or call our accident lawyers today.