San Jose Attorneys Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Fighting for accident victims in California
Everyone knows drunk driving is illegal and dangerous. Yet too many drivers get behind the wheel after they’ve had too much to drink. If a drunk driver has injured you, the lawyers at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP zealously pursue compensation for you. If someone you love has died because of a drunk driver, we can help you win damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of companionship and loss of income.
Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers in California
Drunk drivers have slowed reaction time, blurred vision and poor judgment. As a result, they cause horrendous auto accidents. Here are some of the injuries that are common among victims of impaired drivers:
- Neck injuries: The neck is a fragile part of the body that is especially susceptible to injury in auto accidents. The effects of neck injuries range from minor whiplash to death.
- Back injuries: A serious impact to the back or spinal cord can cause long-term pain and disability. Depending on the extent of damage, victims may suffer partial or full paralysis.
- Head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries are all too common in auto accidents. A collision with a drunk driver may cause a closed-head traumatic brain injury, meaning the skull strikes a hard object but is not penetrated. A collision may also result in a penetrating traumatic brain injury in which an object passes through the skull and damages the delicate brain tissue. Traumatic brain injuries can cause insomnia, severe headaches, motor skill impairment and death.
- Broken bones: Many car accidents with drunk drivers leave victims with broken bones in their arms, legs and hands.
If someone you love was killed by a drunk or distracted driver, justice demands that you obtain full compensation. Our compassionate car accident lawyers understand that your emotional state may make it difficult to think about taking legal action. A successful wrongful death claim, however, can provide you with the resources to properly put your loved one to rest and to secure your family’s future.
Injury Attorneys Serve San Jose, Sacramento and San Francisco
When a drunk driver injures you or a family member, the lawyers at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP help you fight back. If your condition prevents you from visiting our office, we will visit you at your home or hospital bed. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (408) 956-6949 or online. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.