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When you head out for the day in your vehicle, the last thing you expect is for you or your loved ones to get harmed by a drunk driver. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are far too common in California. Despite the best efforts of law enforcement to crack down on impaired drivers, it seems that, for every drunk driver they catch, there are twenty more that get through. Statewide, there are usually more than 150,000 DUI arrests annually. Imagine how many impaired drivers there are that are not caught by police.

At Allegiance Law, we know how difficult it can be in the aftermath of an accident that causes injuries. Your focus needs to be on yourself and your family, not wondering how to afford the bills that are piling up.

If you need a Daly City drunk driving accident attorney, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to help you get the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses.

The Numbers

There were thousands of vehicle accidents in California during the latest reporting year, but perhaps no accidents are as deadly as ones involving drunk drivers. Did you know that 27 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the state are the result of an alcohol-impaired driver? That percentage has not changed much over the last five years’ worth of data.  There were 1,059 alcohol-related fatalities for the latest reporting year.

There were also 25,147 injuries as a result of alcohol-impaired drivers.
The report released by the California Office of Traffic Safety says that impaired driving is the leading cause of death for the 15 to 24 age range.
Drunk driving accidents often cause serious injuries due to high speeds. It is not uncommon to see the following:

  • Major head and brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries (paralysis is common)
  • Massive internal organ damage
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Whiplash injuries

Each of these injuries requires medical attention. Often, surgery and long-term rehabilitation are needed for victims to make full recoveries.

There are also times when accident victims suffer life-long disabilities that keep them from working or enjoying life as they did in the past.

Note: If you have been injured by an impaired minor and that minor received alcohol from a store, bar, restaurant or another establishment, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the person who served them through the states dram shop and liquor liability laws.

What Are Your Options

If you or a loved one get injured in an accident with a drunk driver, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Allegiance Law, our team will stop at nothing to ensure you are treated fairly by insurance companies and other parties. We do not think you or your family should have to suffer financially because of someone else’s mistake. We will work to secure money for your medical expenses, lost income if you are not able to work, punitive damages, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Daly City drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395 for a free consultation.