Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
As someone who has been injured by a drunk driver, you deserve to be angry. You have worked hard for everything you have. In a series of careless, reckless, and negligent acts, a stranger has taken your health from you – causing you physical and emotional loss and pain. In consequence, the law allows for the recovery of “punishment” damages called punitive damages, in addition to all of your other damages and losses.
Our attorneys in Lafayette, Louisiana, at the J. Minos Simon Law Firm, understand what you are up against. Over 75 years of experience have taught us that you need a strong advocate by your side, a dedicated attorney who will protect your rights and hold the drunk driver accountable for his or her actions.
How The Law Can Help You
People can go to jail for driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. However, criminal law is not your only option. You are entitled to bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit as well. If a drunk driver’s actions have caused you or a loved one injury, you are entitled to compensation for your losses.
In addition to compensatory damages, the law also allows for punitive damages that are meant to punish drunk drivers for getting behind the wheel. Punitive – or punishment – damages force drivers to pay you extra for their irresponsible actions. If you think that punitive damages should be a factor in your case, we urge you to consult with us.
Compassionate, Experienced Help In Drunk Driving Injury Cases
Our firm represents people who have sustained serious, life-altering injuries and those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. We provide compassionate help to family members with wrongful death claims and survival actions or personal injury claims.
It is a common mistake. After a wreck, many people believe that they can handle matters themselves by negotiating with negligent drivers and their insurance companies. The trouble is that these people don’t know what they’re up against. Often, they are injured. They are in pain, worried and confused.
On the other hand, insurance companies are highly skilled at minimizing the value of claims. Their entire businesses are built around the idea of not paying compensation to injured drivers. So, when these drivers, the victim, attempt to negotiate, the things they say and do can actually jeopardize a victim’s case – depriving them of compensation they need and deserve.
If you have been in an accident, the matter is too important to try to resolve it yourself. Hire a lawyer who takes your case seriously and who knows how to deal with insurance companies, maximizing the damages you receive after a spinal cord, neck or back injury or any other type of injury.
Let Us Help You Pursue Fair Compensation
At the J. Minos Simon Law Firm, attorney J. Quentin Simon can handle the legal matters that affect you. To schedule your free initial consultation with our firm, call 337-294-8581. You can also contact us online and attorney J. Quentin Simon will be in touch with you promptly. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours available by appointment.