Drunk Driving Accidents in VA

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Do you need a Shenandoah Valley personal injury lawyer to review your case? At Obenshain Law Group, we take drunk driving accidents seriously. We understand that this can be a very emotionally challenging time for you, especially if you have lost a loved one or suffered a severe injury. With decades of legal experience and millions of dollars recovered on behalf of injury victims, our firm is prepared to help with your claim.

Handling drunk driving accidents requires skills and experience. There are many complex laws and levels of evidence that can be used in these types of cases. Our attorneys know how to resolve your specific case and can aggressively pursue the justice you deserve for your pain and suffering caused by a drunk driver.

Our firm has helped individuals recover compensation for the following:

  • Time away from work
  • Lost employment opportunities
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs
  • Long-term disabilities
  • Hospital bills

What are punitive damages?

Many people ask our firm what the laws surrounding drunk driving accident claims are. The state of Virginia imposes serious and strict laws against drunk driving in order to reduce the number of cases. In a typical personal injury case, an individual may only be able to recover basic compensation for damages. However, state law allows for statutory punitive damages as well. These punitive damages enforce additional financial punishment against the defendant and create a stronger message against drunk driving.

Proving punitive damages are merited is the challenging part. You must be able to show that a driver knew their ability to drive would be impaired if they became intoxicated. You will also need to prove that their impaired ability is what caused your injury or wrongful death of a loved one. With the right attorney on your side, you can successfully secure the justice you deserve.

If you have questions about pursuing a claim against a drunk driving, contact our firm for a free consultation.