Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Vienna, VA
You could qualify to recover compensation for your damages if a drunk driver caused your car accident . A car accident lawsuit stemming from a drunk driving accident could obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
Your case must establish the defendant’s liability as well as the value of your damages. Get help from a drunk driving accident lawyer in Vienna, VA by calling the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at 571-229-1800. We offer free initial consultations, and we work on a contingency fee, so you do not owe an attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation in your case.
Establish Fault for Your Drunk Driving Accident
A personal injury case requires proving the defendant caused your accident and injuries. To do this, your case must establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care and violated that duty by acting negligently, and then proving the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries and damages.
All drivers owe other road users (including other drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists ) a duty of care. And driving drunk is certainly negligence.
So, to build your case, we will secure evidence that shows:
- The defendant was impaired
- The defendant caused your wreck due to their impairment (e.g., by speeding, running a red light, drifting into your lane, etc.)
- The accident caused your injuries
- You suffered damages because of the accident and your injuries
Get Comprehensive Help with Your Drunk Driving Accident Case
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you navigate the insurance and legal processes, so you get the compensation you need following a drunk driving accident case.
Secure the Evidence You Need to Prove Liability
Our team will work to gather the documents and evidence necessary to establish the defendant was at fault for the accident and is liable for your injuries and damages.
Your civil case against the drunk driver is separate from the criminal case against the defendant if one exists. A civil case has a lower threshold to prove liability than a criminal case requires to prove guilt. So, even if the defendant is facing no DUI charges or was acquitted of the charges, you may still successfully recover compensation for your damages.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC will help you get evidence such as:
- Chemical test results (e.g., breathalyzer test results)
- Police and accident reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video surveillance
- Accident reconstruction testimony
Correctly File Insurance Claims or a Lawsuit
Let us handle the insurance claims and lawsuit for you. Our team will:
- Fill out the paperwork
- Compile all necessary legal documents
- File documents whenever necessary
- Gather your evidence
- Speak with adjusters or defense lawyers for you
- Negotiate a settlement
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
Stay Updated About Your Case
The team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC will keep you updated with any new case developments, so you are always aware of the latest status of your civil case. We will also return your phone calls and emails promptly to answer your questions or address your concerns.
Meet All Deadlines for Your Drunk Driving Accident Case
Virginia sets a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, including those stemming from a car accident. If you do not file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, then you may be unable to bring your case.
A drunk driving accident lawyer in Vienna, VA help you file your lawsuit and meet any deadlines that apply, so you do not jeopardize your right to bring legal action and recover compensation.
A Former Insurance Company Lawyer Fighting for You
Jim Parrish is a former lawyer for the insurance companies. He knows the tactics that insurers use to try to reduce claim value or outright deny claims.
Now, Jim Parrish puts that knowledge he gained from inside the insurance industry to work for you. We will anticipate the insurance company’s arguments and fight back against unfair tactics the insurer may use to reduce your claim’s value.
Discuss Your Case for Free
Get a free consultation about your case by calling us at 571-229-1800. You will speak with a member of our team who will evaluate your case and explain the next steps to get help with your case.
Recoverable Damages in a Drunk Driving Accident Case
If the defendant is liable for your injuries, you may recover compensation for damages related to your accident. These include:
- Medical bills, including ambulance, hospitalization, surgery, treatment, and ongoing care costs
- Lost wages, including reduced earning capacity and lost employment benefits
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
Attorney Jim Parrish will evaluate your case to identify all the damages you qualify to recover. To establish case value, we rely on evidence such as:
- Medical records
- Proof of lost earnings
- Vocational specialist testimony
- Economist or lifecare planner testimony
These are just a few of the types of evidence we may retrieve and present when negotiating or litigating for fair case value. We may be able to pursue punitive damages against a defendant who displays a willful disregard for the rights of others.
File a Wrongful Death Case for a Drunk Driving Accident
If you lost a loved one in an accident that a drunk driver caused, you may qualify to file a wrongful death case. The personal representative of the deceased must bring the action. If successful, your family may recover compensation for the damages caused by your loved one’s death.
There is a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases too, so act quickly to begin the legal process, so you do not jeopardize your right to take legal action.
Call Now to Get Help Securing the Damages You Deserve
We believe in thorough, personalized legal service. Let us help you establish the defendant’s liability for your accident, identify and fight for all the damages you deserve, and manage the insurance and legal processes for you.
Call us at 571-229-1800 to secure legal help from a drunk driving accident lawyer in Vienna, VA so we can get started today.