Massachusetts Drunk Driving Victim Attorneys
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated — often referred to as OUI or DUI — is a crime in Massachusetts and in every other state. While the criminal court system can punish a drunk driver who causes an accident, it does nothing to compensate the victim of a drunk driver. However, the victim of a drunk driver may bring a civil action to recover damages for the substantial losses caused by the drunk driver. If you or a family member are the victim of a drunk driver, contact Attorney Jeffrey Sankey to discuss your case. He will vigorously pursue compensation for your injuries.
Victims of Drunk Drivers in Massachusetts
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,885 people died in traffic crashes in 2010 in the United States. Of these, an estimated 10,228 people died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traffic deaths that year. According to the Century Council, there were 12,369 incidents of drunk driving in Massachusetts in 2009, resulting in 108 fatalities.
These injuries and deaths result from senseless acts that should not be tolerated. The drunk drivers who cause the injuries and deaths of innocent people should be held financially responsible for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a wrongful death due to a drunk driver please, contact Attorney Jeffrey Sankey at (781) 930-3127.
Compensation for drunk driving victims
The civil court system in Massachusetts allows a victim to recover financial compensation for the injuries and other damages caused by a drunk driver. We can pursue a drunk driving accident claim and obtain financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
If the drunk driver who caused the crash was legally intoxicated, we can also pursue punitive damages for the injury victim. Punitive or exemplary damages can significantly increase the amount of compensation a drunk driving accident victim receives. These types of damages are designed to financially punish and make an example of the drunk driver who caused the collision.
If you are the victim of a drunk driver, do not speak with an insurance adjuster without first consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Sankey Law Offices. The insurance company's goal is to pay you the least possible amount of financial compensation. Their representatives may encourage you to agree to a fast and unfair cheap settlement offer.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping clients recover the maximum amount of financial compensation. We work to protect your rights and pursue your best interests. We relieve you of the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so that you can focus on healing from your injuries.
We are excellent negotiators who work to achieve a full and fair settlement. However, if the opposition is unwilling to be reasonable, we will take your case before a judge and jury to achieve justice for you.
No legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you
In cases in which you are the victim of a drunk driver, we are pleased to represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us for legal services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
For advice about your options if you have been injured by a drunk driver, contact Sankey Law Offices at our Boston, Mansfield, or Braintree office. We will help you receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.