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Drunk Driving Accidents

Northern California DUI Accident Lawyer

Serving Clients in Chico, Roseville, & Sacramento

We handle a significant number of drunk driving cases at our law firm, making us uniquely equipped to help if you are in need of a lawyer. As college towns, the Chico, Roseville, and Sacramento areas see numerous DUI cases annually. Unfortunately, many of these accidents result in needless injuries.

If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, we can help ensure your legal rights are protected and hold the negligent party accountable for his or her actions. If a loved one has been killed at the hands of a drunk driver, we can help you file a wrongful death claim. Please don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley today if you have questions - your initial consultation is always free of charge and we are committed to obtaining the best result possible.

Damages and Eligibility

As with other areas of personal injury litigation, there are several common damages awarded in drunk driving cases. Plaintiffs may be eligible to recover financial compensation for medical bills, present and future; loss of wages, present and future; property damage; and pain and suffering.

However, in the particular circumstance of a drunk driving case, there may be one additional route to pursue to ensure that you are justly compensated for your injuries. While compensatory damages are monies awarded to compensate you for losses, punitive damages are monies awarded to punish the defendant for his or her gross negligence. Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a clear violation of the law, and you can rest assured that the Northern California DUI accident attorneys at our Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, and Redding offices will bring such circumstances to bear in your case.

Establishing Liability

Mr. Buckley has a scientific background and takes an objective approach to accident investigation. Our team works with only top experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering, forensics, and physics to determine fault and devise a case against the defendant or defendants. Though in standard automobile accidents there often remains a level of ambiguity surrounding the circumstances of the accident, in a drunk driving accident, it is easy to establish the at-fault party. Through careful analysis of the police report, breathalyzer results, and other data, we can not only prove that the defendant is at fault, but was criminally negligent as well.

Victims' Rights

If you suffer injury because of another party's negligence or reckless behavior, you can hold him or her accountable for your losses. All motorists have a duty to act in a reasonable manner and to abide by traffic laws. If a motorist fails to live up to this duty standard, criminal and civil action can be taken to not only punish the liable party, but to compensate those who have been negatively affected. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident or someone you love has been killed by a drunk driver, you have rights. Let us protect those rights for you and help you recover fair and just compensation for your suffering.

Steps to Take Following an Accident

Our team of DUI accident lawyers in Northern California highly recommend that you immediately solicit the services of an attorney if you have been involved in and injured in a drunk driving accident. Starting at the time of your injury (or the discovery of your injury), the statute of limitations takes effect.

If you fail to take action before the statute of limitations expires, you permanently forfeit your rights at recovering damages. As it is important to first conduct an investigation of your accident before any legal action can be undertaken, we advise that you allow yourself plenty of time to seek legal counsel and file suit.

Take Action Today - Contact a DUI Accident Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we strive to provide each of our clients with personable, compassionate legal representation of the highest standard. You can expect honest and informative counsel from our team of legal professionals and exceptional representation on your behalf. We take great lengths to put our clients' cases up and will work tirelessly to ensure that we receive the best result possible for you and your family.

Please contact our law firm today via telephone or the contact form here.

Why Choose Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley?

  • We Are Experienced

    We have handled almost every type of personal injury case and have recovered millions of dollars.

  • We Are Available 24/7

    We understand that accidents can happen at any time and we're here for you day and night.

  • We Are Committed

    We are focused on providing our clients an exceptional customer service and legal experience.

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