Charlottesville, VA lawyers at MichieHamlett have over 65 years of experience representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases as well as commercial and domestic litigation. Our decades of knowledge have shown our lawyers are often capable of resolving drunk driving accident settlements outside of court, which means you can get financial compensation without the additional stress of a trial.
However, we are ready to take any case to court if a settlement is unable to be reached outside of the justice system. If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The specialized attorneys at MichieHamlett of Charlottesville, VA can help you get the justice you deserve after a drunk driving accident personal injury or wrongful death.
Last year, 8,047 alcohol-related crashes occurred in Virginia. Of these crashes, there were 253 fatalities and 5,288 injuries. While this is the lowest amount of drunk driving accidents since at least 1988, there are still far too many victims. Drunk driving accidents are preventable, and it is unacceptable for a drunk driving victim to be forced to pay medical bills, lose wages, and face the possibility of permanent disability. Our personal injury attorneys fight to get you the money you deserve to help pay for these costs.
In Virginia, drunk driving accidents account for about 34% of all vehicle related fatalities. This means that while alcohol-related accidents are declining, victims of those accidents are at high risk for death and severe injury. This high rate of fatalities related to drunk driving accidents makes these cases particularly important and emotionally draining. The attorneys at MichieHamlette of Charlottesville, VA are here to help make the legal process as smooth as possible.
MichieHamlett law firm of Charlottesville, VA has three areas of specialty: commercial, domestic, and personal injury. This means that a group of our attorneys are fully dedicated to personal injury and wrongful death law. Their unbeatable experience and expertise will make a big difference in the courtroom and in your settlement.
You need a lawyer familiar with wrongful death lawsuits related to drunk driving to help win your case. Our team understands Virginia and national laws related to drunk driving accidents and will use all resources available to get you a substantial settlement for the hardship caused by your personal injury or relative’s wrongful death.
Drunk driving accident personal injury and wrongful death law includes what is called a punitive damage award. The current law dictates punitive damage be paid to the victim of a drunk driving accident if he or she can prove: the defendant driver had a blood alcohol content of .15% or higher; the defendant driver should have known his or her ability to operate a vehicle was impaired; and the defendant driver’s intoxication caused the plaintiff’s injury or wrongful death.
These requirements can be difficult to prove, but our firm has decades of experience winning drunk driving accident cases. You need a skilled team of lawyers to ensure your drunk driving accident litigation case runs smoothly and you receive a rightful amount of compensation.
If you or someone you love are one of the many victims of drunk driving accidents, contact our firm immediately to set up a free legal consultation. This consultation will provide you with important and objective information about how to approach legal matters related to drunk driving accidents. We will begin developing our strategy for fighting for your case in court.
You are not required to hire our legal team after your free consultation. MichieHamlett of Charlottesville, VA accepts drunk driving accident cases on contingency, so you pay nothing up front. You only pay us once we win your case and you receive the money you deserve.