Involved in an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver?
If you are a victim of an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, it is important to find a team of attorneys that will help you as much as possible. Unfortunately, accidents caused by drunk drivers usually result in serious injuries. North Carolina has one of the highest DUI rates in the nation, and over 400 people are killed in this state each year. There are severe consequences for an individual who caused an accident while driving drunk. One of these consequences can be that that victim may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. Generally there is a cap on the amount on recovery for punitive damages, but this cap is removed when an accident is caused by a drunk driver. Accidents caused by drunk drivers can be very complex so this is why it’s so important to hire a team that has extensive experience in this area of the law.
Year after year, drunk drivers cause one of the highest percentages of car accidents resulting in injury or fatality (33% to be exact). For those who have done no wrong and had their lives irrevocably changed by drunk driving accidents, justice must be served. Drunk driving accidents that result in a death will leave family and friends to mourn the loss of their loved one forevermore. Merritt Webb recommends speaking with an attorney and seeking legal advice if you, or a loved one, have been in an accident involving an impaired driver.