In 2010, nearly a third of all traffic fatalities – an estimated 10,228 involved a driver with a blood alcohol content beyond the legal limit of .08 (.04 for the driver of a commercial vehicle).
(See http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811552.pdf [PDF])
And each year, tens of thousands more are seriously injured by a driver who has had too much to drink but decides to get behind the wheel anyway. Most of these impaired drivers are never charged with a crime.
At the time, the choice to drive home while impaired by alcohol may seem insignificant – perhaps the person has done it countless times without incident. What they don’t realize is the potentially serious, often horrific, consequences of their actions. This risky behavior destroys futures and families and leaves holes in communities.
Drunk driver accident victims may be faced with lengthy and painful recovery processes. If the drunk driver accident victim is unable to return to work, the lost wages place additional stress on the family. The death of a loved one to a drunk driver haunts families forever.
If you are the victim of a drunk driver, you are probably angry: Why was he on the road? Why did this happen to my family? Anger at the responsible party adds to the pain and devastation caused by these reckless individuals.
A person who decides to drive home after a night of drinking is making a criminal mistake, and the victims of such crimes should not have to bear additional financial burden as they piece their lives back together. At the Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff, every legal tool at our disposal is employed to pursue individuals who have senselessly chosen to drive under the influence. Drunk driver accident attorney Loren Etengoff aids victims in obtaining their deserved compensation.
The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff understand the emotions that victims of drunk drivers are feeling. It can be overwhelming to try to deal with insurance companies who may be ignoring you or giving you the runaround, while grieving or attempting to stay focused on your recovery.
Our firm’s drunk driver accident case expertise will allow you to put all of your energy into healing, while we take care of the rest. You will no longer be responsible for the communication with the involved insurance companies. The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff will make sure that your best interests are represented. Best of all, drunk driver accident cases are handled on a contingency basis. That means you pay no money upfront and only pay a fee when we resolve your case.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting to contact a drunk driver accident attorney until the insurance company offers an insufficient settlement. Contact the Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff, today for a free consultation so that you can sidestep common mistakes that can negatively affect the outcome of your settlement.
Our contingency fee is the same regardless of how much time we spend on your case, so there’s no reason to wait. The sooner you call, the sooner you can hand over the administrative burden of your case and focus on recovery.