Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 3:58 pm
As Super Bowl LVI approaches many people are preparing for one of the biggest party days of the year. Alcohol is often a part of the festivities and hence the increase in DUI accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. One study found a 77% increase in the risk of alcohol-related crashes throughout California on Super Bowl Sunday.
Although drivers who are convicted of DUI who caused a motor vehicle accident face steep criminal penalties including possible jail time, this is often not much comfort to victims. Injuries and fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents leave victims and their families with a mountain of problems, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Disability and decreased ability to work
- Property damage
- Car rental fees
- Emotional and psychological trauma
Victims of a DUI accident are entitled to damages to compensate for their losses. In addition, you may have the right to sue for punitive damages as well if the person who hit you consumed alcohol knowing that they would later be getting behind the wheel. An experienced attorney can inform you of the damages you are entitled to as well as pursue the necessary evidence and manage all the details of your case properly.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.