DUI Accidents Attorney Valencia
At the Law Office of C. Ray Carlson, our DUI accident attorney team has years of experience representing victims of drunk drivers in and around Valencia, California. We have experience negotiating settlements, and when that doesn’t pan out properly, we can represent you in court to get you the compensation you deserve for your damages. Our attorney team knows all drunk driving laws in California and knows how to uphold them in a court of law for our injured clients.
Experienced DUI Accident Attorney Team
We have won many DUI cases defending victims from accidents caused by drunk drivers. We know how to defend a DUI case and how to prosecute drunk driving personal injury cases with ease too. A drunk driver who causes an accident faces harsh criminal penalties including jail time and hefty fines up to $500,000. We must prove that the drunk driver had a duty to avoid operating the motor vehicle in a negligent way, they breached this duty, this breach of duty caused the accident and you, the plaintiff and injured victim, suffered damages because of this.
DUI & DWI Accident Facts in California
Each year over 30,000 Californians are injured in alcohol and drug-related auto accidents with more than 2,000 people dying from them. The state’s blood alcohol level requirements for DUI and DWI depend on the age of the driver and whether the vehicle is private or commercial. If someone is under the age of 21, a BAC of .01% is higher is illegal, while someone over 21 must show a .08% or higher blood alcohol level. Those operating a commercial vehicle must show no higher than .039 (.004 or higher). There is a zero-tolerance blood alcohol policy for all drivers under the age of 21 in the state. If any alcohol is present, they can be convicted of DUI.
Drunk Driving Civil Lawsuits
Victims of drunk driving accidents in or around Santa Clarita have the right to pursue claims to recover monetary damages. If the drunk driver is arrested for and convicted of DUI/DWI in California, then you have the right to file a civil claim immediately with the help of one of our DUI accident attorneys at The Law Office of C. Ray Carlson. This means that even if the person isn’t convicted, you can still bring a civil claim forth.
How Our DUI Accident Attorney Team Can Help
When you call our legal team after a drunk driving accident, we will immediately investigate the accident and any contributing factors. We will fight to get you the damages you deserve for your accident-related expenses in California. To schedule a free legal consultation with a professional DUI accident attorney today, call our law office at 661-877-9436.