Accidents involving impaired drivers are often severe and leave victims with catastrophic injuries. Victims of drunk driving accidents need to know where to turn to secure compensation for their injuries and other financial losses. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, we are standing by to help if you need a Santa Barbara car accident attorney. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases, and we will work tirelessly to obtain any compensation you may be entitled to.
According to data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, we can see that there were more than 1,000 total traffic fatalities as a result of alcohol-impaired driving during the latest reporting year across the state. Overall, this amounted to approximately 30% of the total traffic fatalities during that year, a percentage that has remained relatively steady over the past five years. Additionally, there were more than 27,000 total injuries as a result of alcohol-impaired crashes during that same reporting year.
At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, our qualified and experienced team regularly helps clients who have sustained the following injuries as a result of a drunk driving collision:
Additionally, victims of drunk driving accident injuries regularly suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the accident and their injuries. Our attorneys recognize this trauma and strive to ensure that our clients receive full compensation for every type of injury they sustain.
Victims of drunk driving accidents have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation for their losses. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an accident occurs. This means that a drunk driving accident victim in Santa Barbara has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party, or they will lose the ability to recover any compensation at all.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident that was caused by an alcohol-impaired driver, reach out to the team at the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help with your case today. Our lawyers will get to work investigating every aspect of your claim so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include the following: