Of all the ways for a motor vehicle accident to happen, drunk driving has to be one of the worst, most infuriating causes — if not the worst, most infuriating cause. Drunk driving inherently implies that the individual who caused the drunk driving accident consumed alcohol and then made the deliberate decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle that weighs a literal ton and can travel at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
There’s no way to sugarcoat that sentiment. It’s just a negligent, stupid decision on the part of the intoxicated driver, and his or her decision to do so can have a tremendously negative and harmful effect on the lives of many innocent people.
You could take this sentiment alone and prop it up as a reason why people who are victims of drunk driving accidents should consult with an experienced attorney. But there are so many other reasons as well.
The victims need to protect their rights in these cases. They need financial compensation to help pay for their medical costs and rehabilitation. They want to take a stand and send a message that drunk driving simply isn’t okay. And, above all else, they want to hold the reckless people behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk responsible for their actions.
It is for all of these reasons, and more, that we at Mitchell & Shapiro are ready to stand up for you — the drunk driving victim. We will work with you to help build your case and hold the negligent person responsible.