Damages in a Drunk Driving Case
Types of compensation you may be entitled to receive
In the blink of an eye, a drunk driving car accident can cause catastrophic injuries or lead to loss of life. A driving while intoxicated (DWI) accident happens fast, but the effects can last a lifetime.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, or a loved one sustained fatal injuries in a DWI crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Through no fault of your own, you may be staring at steep medical bills, a loss of income, and other expenses related to long-term treatment and rehabilitation. Furthermore, you may need to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and permanent injuries.
Punitive damages in DWI cases
In North Carolina, victims of drunk driving accidents also are allowed to seek punitive damages, which go beyond the usual compensation for injuries. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent person and deter others from displaying similar irresponsible behavior. Punitive damages may be awarded if it's proven that the person showed a reckless indifference to the consequences.
How our attorneys may be able to help
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we believe in holding negligent individuals accountable for their actions. If you are represented by us, a personal injury attorney in North Carolina will aggressively pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive under state law.
Call our law firm today for a free case evaluation. You only pay us an attorney’s fee if we recover damages in your case. Talk to us about how we may be able to help you protect your legal rights.