WRONG-WAY DRUNK DRIVER KILLS TWO MOTORCYCLISTS
Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 8:35 pm
Fox40 reported on the tragic story of the death of two motorcyclists in Citrus Heights. The DUI accident occurred in the westbound fast lane of Madison Avenue. A 28-year old man was driving the wrong way when he collided with a motorcycle head-on. The driver of the motorcycle and his passenger died from injuries sustained in the collision.
Officers state the driver of the vehicle was charged with DUI and felony manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement officers attempt to determine if “there’s somebody who could have stopped” the driver before this tragic accident occurred.
Filing a DUI Accident Claim
Obviously, the first person responsible in a DUI accident is the drunk driver. If a driver causes a car accident while driving impaired, he or she is responsible for any injuries that result from the accident. However, a DUI accident is not an automatic “win” for the injured victim. To receive compensation for your injuries, you still must prove the driver caused the accident and you were injured.
The fact that the driver was charged with DUI is not sufficient evidence to prove a personal injury claim. A DUI charge is a criminal matter, whereas a personal injury claim is a civil matter. Each matter has different elements under the law to prove the driver is guilty. This is why consulting with an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney is extremely important instead of dealing directly with the insurance company. The insurance adjuster will not explain your rights to you nor will he tell you what must be done in order to protect your legal right to be reimbursed and compensated for your losses.
How Much Do I Pay Up Front For A DUI Accident Attorney?
Our DUI accident attorneys take most accept most car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any attorney fee’s up front for our attorneys to represent you in your personal injury claim. In fact, if you do not recover compensation for your injuries, you do not owe our firm any attorney fees. We believe each person is entitled to receive experienced, competent legal counsel to protect his or her legal rights. This representation should not depend on a person’s financial situation and his or her ability to pay a retainer fee to hire an attorney.
When you hire our firm, you agree to pay a certain percentage of any recovery to our office as our attorney fee. This allows you to have an attorney to fight for you without worrying about paying an attorney. When we settle your case, we will deduct our attorney fees and costs from the settlement amount prior to disbursing the funds to you.
For more information, contact the Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website. We offer free case evaluations and free legal consultations to accident victims. Get answers to all of your questions about a personal injury claim before you make any decisions about how to proceed with your case.