There is perhaps no injustice as great as suffering permanent injuries or losing a loved one because of a drunk driver. Drunk driving is 100% preventable. There is never an excuse for someone to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. At Henshaw & Henry, PC, our San Jose drunk driving lawyers take drunk driving accidents extremely seriously. We work hard to aggressively represent victims of drunk driving crashes in insurance settlement negotiations and courtroom trials. We have what it takes to maximize compensation for victims in San Jose. Find out how our car accident attorneys in San Jose can help you and your family during this difficult time.
Every day, thousands of people around the country operate their vehicles while intoxicated, despite knowing there are risks in doing so. Many drivers assume they can drive safely while under the influence of alcohol. Others are too drunk to care about the consequences, or think they can get away with breaking the law. In California, a driver is legally intoxicated with a 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. Drivers with smaller percentages, however, can still face legal consequences.
The California Office of Traffic Safety reported 882 deaths because of alcohol-impaired drivers in 2014 (the most recent year data is available). Around the country, 10,256 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2015. Intoxication causes about one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. every year. Most intoxicated drivers who cause car accidents are repeat offenders. Some are driving drunk on suspended licenses from previous DUI convictions. All are grossly negligent.
The San Jose drunk driving attorneys at Henshaw & Henry have the resources, knowledge, and experience to fight for victims of drunk driving crashes in San Jose. If a drunk driver caused catastrophic injuries, such as permanent disability, we will fight for maximum compensation for lifelong losses. In the event of the death of a loved one, we will file a wrongful death claim against the drunk driver and potentially other parties as well. Our team won’t stop until we believe our clients have received fair and just settlements or jury verdicts.
When a driver has consumed alcohol, it can interfere with judgment, reaction time, and reflexes. Alcohol impairment significantly increases the odds of a driver swerving in and out of lanes, running red lights, speeding, losing control of the vehicle, rear-ending people, entering roads going the wrong way, and other dangerous driving practices. Due to impaired judgment, drunk drivers often cause serious accidents, such as high-speed or head-on collisions. The victims of these completely preventable crashes deserve top-quality legal representation.
If you and your family have suffered significantly in an alcohol-related crash in San Jose, contact us now. Our Bay Area injury attorneys want to talk to you about your crash and potential strategies for recovery during a free consultation. Prospective clients will almost always chat with an attorney during the initial evaluation – not a paralegal or legal assistant. Our team cares about what happens to you. Talk to us today and explore your rights. Call (408) 533-1075 to get started.