All auto accidents are traumatic, even more so when they involved a DUI driver. If a driver under the influence causes an accident, that driver is said to have engaged in reckless conduct. For that reason, there may be additional punitive damages that may be recovered on behalf of injured parties. Furthermore, the victim may have compensation made available through the criminal courts or a state-funded victims’ fund. It is essential to consult with a DUI accident attorney experienced in handling DUI Accidents in California as accepting one form of compensation may preclude you from being awarded another.
If you have any questions concerning what to do after an auto accident involving a DUI driver, please call DUI lawyers Watson Law Group, APC, at (949) 482-1850 anytime for answers, information and/or a free consultation.