San Jose Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

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BoyesLegal APC is a leading personal injury law firm with a proven track record of success in drunk driving accident claims. If you suffered harm in an accident caused by a drunk driver in California you need the powerful representation we provide.

Our experienced drunk-driving accident attorneys will leverage their credentials, knowledge, and skills to win you the maximum compensation you deserve. Because we understand your physical, emotional, and financial challenges, you pay nothing to us until we recover for you. Contact us today so we can start working on your claim. 

Why Choose BoyesLegal For Your Drunk Driving Injury Claim?

When you become our client, we will provide the compassionate, effective legal representation you need by:

  • Investigating the accident site
  • Obtaining and reviewing police reports thoroughly
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing any prior drunk driving offenses of the defendant
  • Gathering medical records supporting your claim
  • Consulting with medical and vocational experts

Trust us to build a strong case and fight hard to win you every dollar you deserve. Let us guide you every step of the way and handle all the logistics of your claim so you can focus on healing.

Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable in California

Prosecutors take drunk driving offenses very seriously: the driver responsible for your injuries may be arrested and convicted if they (1) have a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher or (2) are found to have drugs in their system. 

We can use a drunk driving conviction to hold the driver liable for damages. However, we can still file a successful civil lawsuit even if the other driver is never arrested or convicted. The burden of proof is lower in a civil case (a preponderance of the evidence) than in a criminal case (beyond a reasonable doubt), increasing your chances of success. 

No matter the circumstances, you can depend on BoyesLegal to negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant’s insurance company. But we are always prepared to litigate if necessary. Trust us to win you just compensation at the bargaining table or at trial. 

Damages You Can Win In A Drunk Driving Lawsuit 

No two drunk driving claims are alike, but you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages.

  • Economic damages cover medical costs, lost income (present and future), rehabilitative care, and property damage
  • Non-economic damages cover intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, permanent disability, scarring or disfigurement, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life

Depending on the circumstances, you may also win punitive damages intended to punish the defendant and discourage similar misconduct by others. 

Drunk Driving Accidents and Wrongful Death

If a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver, BoyesLegal is here to help you fight for justice. We will explore all your options to recover damages for final medical expenses, the value of companionship and support they provided, and other losses related to their wrongful death.

Comparative Fault in a Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk driving is inexcusable, but you may bear some responsibility for the accident, for example, if you were speeding or made an illegal turn. In these situations, the court assigns a percentage of fault to each party. 

You will still receive damages, but the court will reduce your award by the percentage of the fault it assigns to you. For example, if the court finds you 20 percent at fault for the accident and initially awarded $100,000, you will receive $80,000. 

You can depend on our drunk driving injury attorneys to minimize your liability, maximize your recovery, and stand by you every step of the way. We will fight to help you obtain the medical and financial resources you need now and in the future.

The BoyesLegal Difference

Injuries caused by drunk drivers are as varied as they are traumatic, ranging from cuts, lacerations, and broken bones to internal injuries, severe burns, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Suppose your injury incapacitates you for weeks or months or leaves you impaired for the rest of your life. Even worse is losing a loved one to the tragedy of wrongful death.

No matter how overwhelming your loss is, BoyesLegal will provide aggressive representation and get you just compensation. We have extensive experience negotiating and litigating personal injury claims arising from drunk driving accidents and an impressive track record of success. 

While many injury claims never go to trial, litigation may be necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. Above all, we will fight to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.

Talk To a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today

Being injured in a drunk driving accident is frightening; don’t go it alone. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

BoyesLegal APC helps drunk driving accident victims in California win just compensation.