Established Firm Represents Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia
Aggressive attorneys protect the interests of clients injured by drunk drivers
Unfortunately, there are individuals on the roadways who take your safety and their own for granted, by climbing behind the wheel of an automobile after they have had too much to drink. While there are criminal consequences for these individuals, the law also provides certain civil remedies if you are injured by a drunk motorist.
Throughout the United States, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities increased by 3.2 percent from 2014 to 2015, accounting for 29 percent of 2015 overall fatalities. Passengers involved in alcohol-impaired driving crashes had a 5 percent increase, followed by SUV drivers at 2.3 percent. Light-truck van drivers showed the greatest decrease in alcohol-impaired crashes, dropping 13 percent.
Alcohol is an aggravating factor
An aggravating factor is a reason why someone who has pled or been found guilty should receive a more severe sentence. It is also something that is used to increase the value of a claim above and beyond what it would have been had the aggravating factor not been present. When aggravating factors are involved in a claim, you are filing for punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded to reform or deter the defendant from repeating the reprehensible behavior that caused your damages and/or injury.
We investigate and determine all sources of liability
In some circumstances, there may be additional parties liable in your accident other than the drunk driver. It is possible that the person, party or facility that served the liquor to the driver may also be liable. The experienced drunk driver accident attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. investigate your claim and prosecute for the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
We take pride in serving injury victims throughout North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia
If you are injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver in North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia, call the offices of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. at (888) 351-1038 to discuss what we can do to help or contact us online.