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Understand why you might seek compensation from a drunk driver

| Mar 31, 2017 | Uncategorized

Drunk driving cases are infuriating because they are fully preventable. There is absolutely no acceptable reason for drivers to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. When a drunk driver does cause an accident, we take that seriously. We can help you to launch your case against the drunk driver so that you can try to get the compensation that deserve.

The compensation you seek in a drunk driving accident isn’t just a ploy to get rich quick. Instead, this is a valid way that you can hold the drunk driver accountable for the financial damages you suffered in the accident. These expenses can be considerable, especially if you suffered a very serious injury.

Let’s take a look at the cost of a spinal cord injury. These figures only include care costs. They don’t include the money lost because the victim can’t work and the benefits that go along with being employed. A person who has a C1 to C4 injury can expect to have care costs of around $1,064,716 in the first year and around $184,891 each year after if they are 25 when the injury occurred.

As you can tell, catastrophic injuries are devastating to a person’s finances. The claim for compensation you launch against the drunk driver is a way that you can reduce these expenses. You must carefully consider what you are willing to accept if you are considering a settlement. These terms can affect everything from what you can say about the settlement to what type of responsibility the drunk driver accepts for the crash that impacted your life in such a big way.