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Seeking damages after a DUI car accident

On Behalf of | Sep 4, 2015 | Drunk Driving Accidents, Firm News |

There is nothing better than a drive down Virginia Beach on a warm summer night under the full moon, but an enjoyable ride like this can be destroyed in a heartbeat by an irresponsible and negligent drunk driver. The truth is that every single night — and especially on the weekends — Virginia Beach drivers are sharing the roadway with motorists who are dangerously intoxicated by alcohol.

Fortunately, most intoxicated drivers make it home safely without causing an accident, but that does not mean they are not dangerous. Indeed, an intoxicated driver has an exponentially higher chance of causing an injurious or fatal car accident. This risk increases the higher the intoxicated person’s blood alcohol concentration happens to be.

Although Virginia Beach police do everything they can to remove these drivers from the road by arresting them and holding them accountable for their criminal activity, the police can only do so much. The reality is that the problem of drunk driving will persist as long as human beings are driving cars, and as long as alcohol is available.

The only saving grace is the fact that people who are hurt by drunk drivers will be able to hold them accountable for their crimes in court, and seek financial restitution for the damages they cause. Although no amount of litigation can ever serve to right the wrong of a drunk driver-caused injury, it can at least provide victims with the financial means to pay for much-needed and often life-saving medical care. Furthermore, family members who have lost a loved one to a drunk driver will also be able to seek wrongful death damages from the drunk driver responsible for the death of their loved one.

At the Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we help bring drunk drivers to justice in civil court. If you or your family member has been hurt in a DUI car accident, we may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve.