Drunk Driving Accidents
Stephen M. Fuerch is a dedicated Fremont car accident lawyer representing victims throughout the East Bay who have been injured in accidents caused by drunk and other careless drivers. With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Fuerch has the skill, ability, and legal knowledge to help guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your harm. He fights aggressively to maximize your compensation, whether it is through litigation or negotiation.Holding a Drunk Driver Accountable for Your Injuries
If you have been hurt in a car accident in California, you likely have the right to seek money damages from anyone who was responsible for the crash. The damages available in these cases typically include money for medical bills related to the injuries, property damage to a vehicle, missed wages while recuperating, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In some cases, the spouse of a person hurt in a collision can also seek damages for “loss of consortium.” This remedy is intended to compensate the spouse for the loss or diminishment of the injured person’s love, affection, and support.
To recover damages, you will likely need to file a negligence lawsuit against the driver who was responsible for the accident. California law requires drivers to abide by a “duty of care.” This means that they are expected to operate their cars in a reasonably safe manner, obeying traffic rules and other applicable laws.
A person who gets behind the wheel while drunk almost certainly has breached this duty, and he or she is likely to be found responsible for an accident that he or she causes as a result. To establish a negligence claim, the victim also needs to show that the crash happened because the driver was under the influence and that he or she sustained quantifiable damages.
Even a person who is partly to blame for a crash with another driver may be able to recover some damages. California operates under a pure comparative negligence standard. This allows a court to determine each party’s proportionate responsibility for a crash and to award damages on a percentage of fault basis. For example, someone who was 30 percent responsible for causing an accident may be able to recover compensation for up to 70 percent of the losses that he or she incurred from any defendant who is found liable.Contact a Fremont Lawyer for a Car Accident Claim
At the Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch, we have assisted East Bay residents harmed in drunk driving accidents for more than three decades. Mr. Fuerch understands how to build a compelling case for the people whom he represents and has successfully helped many victims assert their rights. If you or a loved one has struck by a careless or reckless driver, Fremont car accident attorney Stephen M. Fuerch can help. Our firm takes pride in offering clients comprehensive legal services, open communication, and personalized attention. Motor vehicle collision lawyer Stephen M. Fuerch also represents victims in Pleasanton, Hayward, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, and other communities across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, Contact us online or call us at (925) 463-2575 to set up a free consultation.