Riverside Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and alcohol is a serious problem in the state of California. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 914 people in the state died in accidents involving DUI drivers. Drunk and drugged driving accidents happen because of reckless drivers’ wanton disregard for the safety of others. We at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP wish to hold these drivers accountable for their life-changing actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Riverside drunk or DUI accident, contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP for a free case evaluation. We can listen to your story at no obligation, help you prove the intoxicated driver’s fault (if applicable), and fight for maximum financial recovery for your damages. When you need real results, count on the attorneys with the experience, compassion, and commitment to get the job done. Count on us.
How to Prove Drunk or Drugged Driving
With the rates of DUI driver arrests and accidents increasing in California, it’s more important than ever to recognize the signs of an intoxicated driver. These signs cannot only help you avoid a DUI crash, but also to prove another driver’s fault after a crash occurs. Documenting signs of drunkenness or being high in the other driver from the scene of the wreck can strengthen your case against him or her later.
Always call 911 to report a DUI accident in Riverside County. These crashes often involve injuries or wrongful deaths in Riverside, but they also involve someone breaking the law. Involve the police to help you document evidence of the other driver’s intoxication, as well as to receive an official report of the wreck. Your insurance company will want your police report number when you call to file a car accident claim. Stay calm, do not admit fault, and request an ambulance if you or someone else has any injuries.
Proving that a driver was under the influence, and that this was the main cause of your car accident and resultant damages, is your burden as the plaintiff in an insurance or civil case. An injury attorney from Panish Shea & Boyle LLP can help lighten your burden of proof. We can gather evidence from the police report, witnesses, subject-matter experts, chemical breathalyzer tests, and more to help you win your claim. You don’t have to go up against a reckless driver or his/her insurance company on your own.
Do You Need an Accident Attorney?
The law in Riverside County might permit you to represent yourself during a drunk or DUI accident claim, but that doesn’t mean it’s in your best interests. Our law firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you only pay our attorneys’ fees if we win. We take our fees out of the settlement or verdict we secure for you, so you never have to pay us out of your own pocket. This can help accident victims who believe they “can’t afford” a great lawyer.
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP goes above and beyond our competitors to make sure clients have everything they need to feel confident in their cases. You’ll receive one-on-one attention from lead attorneys, confidential initial consultations local to Riverside, in-depth information on all relevant DUI laws, tailored legal strategies, and more when you partner with our firm for legal representation.
Intoxicated drivers are often guilty of speeding, running red lights, and making other errors in judgment that can cause catastrophic and fatal car accidents. If you or a family member suffered a permanent injury, serious physical scarring, psychological damage, or other serious injuries because of a reckless DUI driver, you deserve the best possible chance at winning your case.