Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle accidents that involved an alcohol. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The cost of alcohol-related crashes totaled more than $50 billion annually.
More Sobering Statistics
- Alcohol related driving crashes, accounted for nearly 1/3 of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. Chula Vista was no exception.
- Almost 20% of traffic deaths among children and teenagers involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Over 1.3 million motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in 2010.
Above are scary statistics to consider, but a fact of life. But, what if you or a loved becomes one of these statistics? What are your rights?
Aside from criminal charges that might be brought against the perpetrator, Chula Vista injury attorneys can seek civil damages for you or a loved one. They may also on your behalf assist in delaying medical payments until a civil suit is settled.
Most importantly a Chula Vista personal injury attorney will fight to get fair compensation for victims. Here are some tasks they perform;
• Analyze the client’s car insurance policy to see what coverage is available to pay for damages and losses.
• Collect evidence and records from the accident to support the claim.
• Review medical records (past and present) or talk with the client’s physicians to fully understand the client’s condition.
• Hire experts to support the client’s claim.
• File any necessary claim forms.
• Conduct negotiations with the insurance adjuster in an effort to settle the claim.
• Decide whether to negotiate with the insurance company or to file a law suit.
• Draft a written summons and complaint if a lawsuit will be filed.
• Locate the defendant so that a summons and complaint can be achieved.
• Mediate medical bills for the client.
• Coach the client for their deposition.
• Meet with client’s physician.
• Produce data for the claim, medical bills, medical records, expert testimony.
• Prepare the witnesses for trial.
• Prepare exhibits for trial.
• Go to trial and try the case.
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