Assisting Victims Of Drunk Driver Accidents In Northern California
Accidents involving drunk drivers are always emotional cases for the victims. When someone is injured or killed by a drunk driver, it is a devastating and senseless event that affects our entire community. We all get angry when drunk drivers injure innocent people on the road.
At Parranto & Applegate in Santa Rosa, California, we offer an initial consultation to explain the difference between what criminal courts can do to punish drunk drivers and what our civil justice system can do to compensate the victims. Often, one of our first jobs is helping our client deal with his or her anger.
Even If The Criminal Justice System Fails, The Civil Justice System Can Prevail
One of the people we represented was rear-ended three times by a drunk driver in San Rafael. Each time our client's car was struck, the impact pushed his car into the SUV in front of him, so he suffered six separate impacts. When paramedics put our client in the same ambulance as the driver who rear-ended him, the smell of alcohol was so overpowering our client became nauseous.
The drunk driver served no jail time. However, lawyer Julia Parranto obtained a $560,000 judgment for our client, part of which was paid by the insurance carrier and part by the drunk driver.
Juries in drunk driving cases often end up awarding additional damages to the victims of drunk driving accidents. However, sometimes, no amount of compensation is enough to punish the outrageous behavior of drunk drivers.
Call Now For A Consultation With A Lawyer
Protect your rights if you have suffered a personal injury in a DUI/DWI accident. Call (707) 573-8868 or fill out the contact form on this website to arrange a consultation with attorney Julia Parranto. Our law office is located in Santa Rosa in the heart of the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine region of Northern California.