Some kinds of car accidents are different. When a driver recklessly causes harm, the word accident scarcely applies. Drivers know that it's wrong to drive:
The courts often may permit plaintiffs to ask for compensation in these kinds of cases above and beyond the usual compensation damages categories of lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. You are permitted to ask the jury to assess punitive damages against the drunk driver or distracted driver — because behavior that recklessly endangers the lives of others is simply unacceptable.
If you have been injured, or worse, lost a loved one to a drunk driver, we at Eliot Reiner, APLC, will go the extra mile to seek maximum compensation for your loss.
Irresponsibility can take many forms besides drunk driving. Many accidents involve drivers driving without the benefit of liability insurance. Without insurance, you won't obtain fair compensation from such persons. Likewise, drivers whose policies will not cover the extent of your injuries — we call these underinsured drivers — seem like dead ends for compensation.
At the Law Office of Eliot Reiner, we know how to obtain compensation even when drivers are uninsured or underinsured. You probably have coverage in your own car insurance policy that covers these situations. Let our lawyer examine your policies to see what coverage exists. Your insurance company may not be eager to compensate you, but we can be very persuasive. If they won't do the right thing, we won't hesitate to force them to.
If you are injured or disabled following an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, or by an uninsured or underinsured driver, there are many avenues for compensation. Our lawyer works with injured persons and surviving family members throughout Placer County and surrounding areas. For more information contact Sacramento, California, drunk driving accident attorney Eliot Reiner at (916) 778-3228 to discuss what you can do.