Oceanside Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
If you’re reading about your legal options after a drunk driving accident, we realize you are likely dealing with quite a bit of stress. This is a challenging and difficult obstacle for you and your loved ones, and we are here to help you on your road to recovery. It’s a long process, but with the help of the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, you will not have to face it alone. With alcohol being the number one killer on American roadways, many lives are endangered every day of the year when just one person makes the careless decision to drink and drive. When you have sustained physical and emotional pain post-accident, you need a qualified team of attorneys to fight for you.
Even when you are driving safely and abiding by traffic laws, it is risky to share the road with a driver who has been drinking before getting behind the wheel. You can do everything right and still find yourself or a loved one involved in a drunk driving accident. It’s a long road to recovery, and those involved in drunk driving accidents may lose time from work while recovering, suffer from a long-term or permanent disability, suffer from decreased quality of life, or may not survive at all.
At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we truly understand the fear and anxiety that is induced by involvement in any accident, especially one in which the driver was under the influence. If you or a loved one fell victim to the recklessness of another driver in a drunk driving accident, you are not alone. The long battle that ensues after an accident is daunting, to say the least. We have helped recover millions in cases like yours, and we will not stop fighting until you get the justice you deserve.
Why do I need an attorney?
Insurance companies will be your number one opponent in your fight for compensation. They have decades of experience preventing innocent victims like you from getting the compensation they deserve and, while many seek to represent themselves after an accident, these companies have lawyers on retainer who will fight tooth and nail to protect their company.
Speaking to an attorney could help you to find out how much you are owed and how long the battle may be. An attorney handles paperwork, deadlines, even tedious phone calls to insurance companies and other lawyers. To speak with a personal injury attorney in Oceanside about your car accident, please call our offices at (760) 512-1172 to schedule your free consultation.
Why choose the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser?
When it comes to attorneys in the Oceanside area, you have plenty to choose from to represent you. Yvonne Fraser stands out from the rest for more than her exemplary results. Her time working as a respiratory therapist has given her the vast medical knowledge other attorneys would need to hire an expert for. Her experienced legal team works tirelessly to build a compelling case and claim the compensation you deserve after a drunk driver has physically harmed you.
Compensation for your accident claim
The experienced legal team at Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser understands that each case demands a personalized approach. We have successfully fought and won cases just like these on behalf of our clients across Northern California, and we are standing by to help you when you need us most. We have experience helping individuals who were harmed by a drunk driver, and we may be able to help you recover compensation including:
- Medical bills
- The cost of therapy and rehabilitation
- Loss of past and future wages
- Disability and disfigurement
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one in an accident with a drunk driver, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the individual responsible. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to obtain justice for your loved one and secure compensation including:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of future financial support
- Loss of companionship and support
At Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we have the experience and resources that you need to successfully handle your claim. Don’t wait, contact us today.
Drunk Driving Accident FAQs
How can I make ends meet after a drunk driving accident?
In many cases, insurance will cover your costs of damages. If you were hit by a drunk driver, a settlement will likely be pursued instead of a trial since it would be difficult to prove innocence on the driver’s side. However, in order to be properly compensated, you will want a team of attorneys who are knowledgeable about state and federal laws to maximize your compensation post-accident. We offer a free consultation to ensure we can meet your needs, and we are here to work alongside you to obtain full financial benefits for your suffering.
Should I settle instead of pursuing further legal action?
Settling can be attractive after an accident, but settling too soon can be risky. It is possible that injuries sustained after an accident will not become apparent until down the road. Medical attention may be required, and if you were to settle too soon, those expenses might go uncovered by the at-fault driver’s insurance. Often, if the victim has sustained severe injuries (amounting to $50,000 or more), the insurer will wait to pay a settlement until after the case has gone to suit.
Drunk Driving Statistics in California
The numbers and statistics of drunk driving accidents both statewide and nationwide are staggering. When you have fallen victim someone else’s carelessness, knowing the facts can help you realize you’re not alone and find the resources you need to move forward.
- The total number of alcohol-related fatalities in 2015 was 914 in the state of California, and 10,265 across the U.S.
- 515 residents under the age of 18 were arrested in 2015 for driving under the influence.
- Those between the ages of 21-34 make up the highest percentage of drunk drivers.
- According to the Center for Disease Control and Protection, each day, 28 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes.
- The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.
Don’t wait, call us today!
You may be eligible to receive financial compensation after you or a loved one have been harmed in an accident. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our legal team has the portfolio of experience to tackle your case and get you the justice you deserve. We are ready to investigate the details of your accident, gather applicable evidence, and build a strong case to secure the damages you deserve from the party responsible for the accident. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you. You can call us at (760) 512-1172 or fill out our quick online contact form.
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