Personal, Caring Representation For The Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents
When people decide to get behind the wheel after drinking, they put everybody on the road in danger of severe injuries. A crash with an intoxicated driver can leave you in serious pain, in need of extensive medical treatment and unable to work. It is not fair, and you should not have to shoulder the financial burden of another person’s mistakes.
At Koon Cook & Walters, LLC, we have provided trusted, reliable legal advocacy for South Carolina victims of drunk drivers for more than 30 years. We understand the devastation these accidents can cause, and our attorneys approach every client with the compassion that is necessary to help with their recovery.
How Can A Drunk Driver Be Held Accountable?
When a drunk driving accident happens, the authorities can bring criminal charges against the driver – but that does not provide you with the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and other losses. For that, you need a civil car accident injury claim.
There is no exact formula that determines how much compensation you can receive after a DUI-related wreck. The final figure will depend on things like:
- The severity of your injuries
- The cost of your medical treatments
- The lost wages you have incurred
- The value of your damaged property
In some cases, it may be possible to obtain punitive damages. These are meant to punish the at-fault driver or others for grossly negligent or reckless behavior.
Let Us Help You Recover The Compensation You Deserve
After a wreck with a drunk driver, you need experienced legal guidance that’s specific to your situation. We make sure that you understand all the options. We always work hard to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance companies, but we are not afraid to take a claim to trial, either. We will not let them unfairly devalue or deny your claim.