Los Angeles Drunk Driving Accident Victim Lawyers
California drunk driving laws and punishments are harsher than ever before — and yet people continue to drink and drive, and cause accidents that ruin and end lives.
Were you seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver? Have you lost a loved one to the selfish negligence of a motorist who had been drinking?
In greater Los Angeles and the counties of Southern California, the personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who can protect your rights are Law Offices of John C. Ye, A Professional Law Corporation.
Our team will look into every detail of your collision with a drunk driver and hold that motorist — and their insurer — accountable in skillful negotiations and aggressive litigation if necessary. We will work hard for the full financial compensation you need to defray costs of lost wages, mounting medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
For more than 25 years, Law Offices of John C. Ye, A Professional Law Corporation has helped injured DUI accident victims to reclaim their lives. Contact his respected law firm today for a free consultation. Call 877-278-6890
Seriously Injured By A Drunk Driver?
Motorists who drink and drive can cause:
- Single-vehicle and two-car accidents
- Fatal car accidents
- Car accidents in which passengers are injured or killed
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
While you recover from the drunk driving accident that injured you or claimed the life of a family member, you should not have to worry about the cost of the work we perform on your behalf. John C. Ye operates strictly on a contingency fee basis. His law offices cannot be compensated unless your case is won and a settlement damage award is collected.
For quality, experienced personal injury advocacy that gets results, you should contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, A Professional Law Corporation.
Los Angeles Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys — Free Consultations
If you need a home or hospital visit because your recovery prevents you from traveling, we can accommodate you. Call 877-278-6890 for the committed, compassionate legal representation you need.
Drunk Driving Accidents: Dealing With the Aftermath
The very first drunk driving accident was in London in 1987. The first laws in the US against driving under the influence went into effect in New York in 1910. Since the late 1970s, there have been campaigns about the dangers of driving under the influence, more laws have been enacted to prevent this from happening, and there has been an increase in attempts to limit driving by those who are inebriated. Still, drunk driving accidents do happen today, and the consequences of them can be devastating. Those who are injured by a drunk driver will want to know how to handle the situation and when to contact a lawyer for help with the case.
How and Why Do Drunk Driving Accidents Happen?
Drunk driving accidents happen because someone who has had too much to drink is not able to control their body as quickly. Their response time is slowed significantly, so they lose the ability to quickly make changes in their driving. This could mean being unable to stop for a sudden hazard in the road in front of them, but it could also mean being unable to stop in time for a red light or stop sign by the time they notice it. Since their response time and ability to think is slowed, they may not be able to stay in their lane, may not realize when they’re driving on the wrong side of the road, or may not be aware that they’re causing a potentially dangerous situation when they are driving.
Drunk driving accidents can happen like any other car accident, though they’re more likely to happen because of the driver’s inability to properly control the vehicle and stop in time to avoid an accident.
Some of the top ways drunk drivers cause accidents include the following.
• Swerving Between Lanes – Drivers under the influence will have a difficult time staying in their lane. They could swerve into another vehicle, drive off the road, or end up facing oncoming traffic as a result.
• Failing to Stop at an Intersection – Drunk drivers may not recognize a stop sign or red light in time to stop the vehicle, so they may end up going through an intersection at the same time other drivers have the right of way and may be passing through.
• Stopping Unexpectedly in the Road – A drunk driver may end up stopping the vehicle in the middle of the road, which creates a hazard for other traffic, especially if they turn the vehicle off and no longer have lights on to warn other cars that there’s a vehicle in the road.
• Driving Without Headlights – Drunk drivers may forget to turn on the headlights when driving at night. Without headlights, they can be impossible to see on dark streets, which can cause someone to hit them.
• Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road – When swerving or making a turn, drunk drivers can end up on the wrong side of the road, potentially leading to a head-on collision.