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If you or a loved one was hit by a drunk driver, consider pursuing a legal claim. Drunk driving lawsuit settlements provide you with the funds you need to get through your challenges.

The compensation received from a claim can give you the ability to pay your medical bills. Financial recovery from the at-fault party can also provide you with the funds necessary to cover your bills and expenses until you return to work.

To recover compensation, you must demonstrate that someone’s negligence or wrongful actions caused your accident.

You must also demonstrate that you suffered injuries and other actual damages. The value of your settlement depends on the nature and extent of your injuries and how they will affect your future.

Working with an experienced attorney can help ensure you get the justice you deserve. In Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, the personal injury lawyers of the Farzam Law Firm fight daily to get our wrongfully injured clients the compensation they need and deserve.

How Can You Win a Settlement for a Drunk Driving Accident?

When someone else’s actions cause you harm, you have the right to pursue a legal claim. To prevail in your claim, however, you must demonstrate that the at-fault party acted wrongfully, carelessly, recklessly, or with negligence.

The elements of a negligence case—duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and actual damages—can be challenging to demonstrate in some cases.

However, if the police arrested the at-fault party for violating California’s drunk driving laws, making a persuasive case could be easier.

What Is the Average Drunk Driver Settlement in Southern California?

If you were injured by a drunk driver, your injuries and other damages are unique to you. For that reason, we cannot reasonably compare your situation to that of any other injury accident victim.

There’s nothing average about your injuries and damages, and there is no average settlement for a drunk driving accident.

We can, however, look at the factors that could influence your claim’s value.

In addition to the nature of your injuries and how they might affect your life, the details of the accident itself can influence your claim’s value.

For victims who were rear-ended by a drunk driver, settlement amounts might be less than they would be for a head-on collision—simply because head-on crashes typically cause more serious injuries.

How are Drunk Driver Settlement Amounts Calculated?

Your potential settlement amount depends on the details of your case. Drunk driving injury attorneys identify all physical, emotional, and financial damages you sustained.

This helps ensure you get the maximum possible settlement for your injuries. 

You could potentially recover compensation for some or all of the following: 

  • Emergency transport and treatment;
  • Hospital stays and surgeries;
  • Medical testing and imaging;
  • Doctor and surgeon costs;
  • Prescription medications;
  • Assistive & medical devices;
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy;
  • Lost income and benefits; and
  • Pain and suffering.

If you require further medical treatment in the future, your attorney may include the estimated value in your claim.

Likewise, you could pursue compensation for future lost income and benefits. Your attorney will discuss those damages that apply to your case and provide your case’s estimated value.

Contact a Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer Now for Help

After any serious accident, victims face significant challenges. You need medical treatment and a way to pay for that care.

If you cannot work, you need a way to pay your bills until you get back on your feet. Even more importantly, you deserve justice.

Recovering compensation for your damages can accomplish all of these objectives.

In Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, the experienced car accident lawyers of the Farzam Law Firm understand what you’re going through.

Our team of experienced litigators will fight to get you the justice and financial compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and case analysis.

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Joseph Farzam

Mr. Farzam attended Santa Monica high school and worked at McDonald’s and local coffee shops to support himself. Although he worked 2 or 3 jobs, he valued education greatly and earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in biology, and attended the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law. He graduated with high marks and passed the California bar exam on the first try. Mr. Farzam has received the coveted titles of Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Lawyers, and has received The Litigator Awards.  He is a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).

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