Lancaster & Palmdale DUI Accident Lawyer
Drunk Driving and Car Accidents
When a drunk driver causes a car accident, he or she may be held responsible in both criminal and civil court. DUI, driving under the influence, is a criminal offense that involves a driver taking to the road when his or her abilities are impaired by alcohol or drugs or when he or she has a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. While DUI is a criminal offense and a drunk driver may face criminal charges whether or not an accident results from this offense, a person who has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver may be able to take separate legal action in civil court. Under personal injury law, the victim of a drunk driving accident may seek to hold the responsible driver accountable for his or her actions, in the form of a civil court case.
A Lancaster or Palmdale DUI accident lawyer at our law offices can talk to you about your options in taking legal recourse against the drunk driver that caused your accident and your injuries. Our legal team offers personalized and aggressive legal representation to our clients, helping them resolve these matters as swiftly and effectively as possible. Our goal is to help our clients recover the money they need to begin rebuilding their lives and moving on.
Drunk Driving Cases in Palmdale and Lancaster
When handling a case involving a drunk driving accident in Palmdale or Lancaster, it will be necessary for your attorney to prove that the drunk driver actually caused the accident. It is not enough to establish that the driver was drunk – the driver must have done something or failed to do something that caused the accident to happen, such as following too closely, speeding or running a red light. To do this, our attorneys may work with accident reconstruction professionals and other qualified individuals to determine exactly what led to the accident and prove this.