Statistics indicate that drunk driving kills more than 1,000 victims in California each year. Left behind each of those victims is a grieving family. Many struggle to pay for final expenses. Others have have lost a supporting income and lack the savings or resources needed to help them recover. As a result, they may be at risk for serious financial problems. However, these families have the right to pursue compensation, which may be able to help protect their financial future. The following explains further, and provides some key information on where to find assistance, as well as why it is critical in a fatal drunk driving accident case.
Your Right to Pursue Compensation
While no amount of money could ever give you back what was lost, you and your family do have the right to pursue compensation for the losses you have experienced. Your settlement might include everything from damages to cover final medical expenses to the loss of future income and/or emotional pain and suffering. Unfortunately, such cases are often complex and difficult to navigate.
To make matters worse, insurance adjusters often attempt to reduce the amount of a victim’s settlement, which could further jeopardize the future of your family. Do not let this happen to you! Know the common pitfalls of a wrongful death case and contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for assistance.
Dealing with a Drunken Driver Who Was Uninsured
All too often, victims assume that they must simply walk away from a claim if the drunken driver did not have insurance. This is not always the case. Some may be able to file for damages against their own insurance company. Further, you may have other alternatives for seeking compensation for any losses that you and your family have experienced. An attorney can help you understand your options, and they can protect your rights and best interests throughout the entire process.
Other Common Wrongful Death Accident Issues
Because every case is unique, it is difficult to predict the specifics issues that may arise. However, there are some common concerns that many drunk driving accident victims face. Examples include the need for an investigation, statements from witnesses, and the use of professional experts. To ensure your case is handled effectively, and that all aspects are considered, it is important to seek quality legal assistance as soon as reasonably possible.
Contact Our San Diego DUI Wrongful Death Lawyers
You do not have to face your claim alone. Martinez & Schill, LLP can help. We will protect your rights, preserve your best interest, and aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible for your case. Learn more about our personalized and dedicated services. Call 619-512-5995 and schedule a consultation with our San Diego wrongful death accident lawyers today.