DWI Related Accidents that Cause Injuries
Despite public awareness and education programs and a decrease in fatal drunk driving accidents, statistics show that drunk driving accidents continue to take the lives of innocent passengers, drivers, pedestrians, and bicycle and motorcycle riders. Drivers who make the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol put themselves, their passengers, and everyone on the road at risk. Unfortunately, the drunk driving accident attorneys at DeMent Askew have seen far too many innocent people hurt or killed in these types of accidents, and we work hard to ensure they or their loved ones get the compensation they need from the parties responsible for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, or if a loved one has been killed in a DWI accident, contact the Raleigh drunk driving accident attorneys at DeMent Askew. We know how serious drunk driving accidents can be and the serious personal injuries they can cause. We will fight for your legal right to seek compensation for your injuries or wrongful death claims.
Unfortunately, being hit by a drunk driver can lead to serious and even catastrophic injuries or death. Common types of injuries sustained when hit by a drunk driver can include:
- Broken bones and bone fractures
- Severe back and spinal cord injuries
- Neck and head injuries and fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Long lasting tissue injury
Under North Carolina law, innocent victims, and the families of victims who have been killed by drunk drivers may be entitled to punitive damages. These types of damages hold the defendant(s) accountable for their reckless behavior and help victims financially recover from their losses. These losses can include medical bills and fees for treatments, surgeries, and rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life and loss of consortium. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you contact an experienced drunk driving accident law firm as soon as possible. We fight to make sure our clients get the highest amounts of compensation possible under the law, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries or loss. As staunch advocates for the rights of innocent victims, DeMent Askew stands behind our clients and aggressively fights to secure the maximum award or settlement amounts possible.
James T. Johnson
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Raleigh Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
The Raleigh drunk driving accident attorneys at DeMent Askew fight for the rights of those injured or killed by persons who choose get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. We make sure the laws regarding innocent accident victims are closely followed and that accountable parties are held responsible for their actions. DeMent Askew stands beside you every step of the way, whether you are seeking compensation for your injuries or are filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The drunk driving accident attorneys offer free case evaluations for innocent victims and aggressively fight for your rights and the rights of your loved ones. Call us now at 919-833-5555 for a free consultation and to learn more about your rights.
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