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DUI/DWI Car Accident Lawyer in Lafayette

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A sudden collision with a drunk driver can instantly derail a person’s life. As medical expenses and lost income create a serious financial burden, it can be difficult to know where to turn or who to trust. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver, a skilled Lafayette drunk driving accident attorney from Duck Law Firm, LLC can protect your interests in court and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Our firm stands apart from the rest of the pack for the following reasons:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® membership
  • More than two decades of trial experience
  • Powerful courtroom presence
  • Honest, straightforward communication

Take the first step towards pursuing justice by contacting our office online today.

Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving

Drunk driving accidents have a tendency to cause more serious injuries than other types of collisions, as drunk drivers are often in violation of a multitude of different traffic laws. Intoxication can prompt a driver to engage in unsafe driving habits such as speeding, swerving between lanes, and ignoring stop lights, causing horrific collisions in the process.

A drunk driving accident can cause a variety of injuries, including:

What Compensation Can I Recover?

Drivers who operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be held liable for any damages they may cause in the event of a collision. Since Louisiana only has a $15,000 minimum auto insurance coverage requirement, insurance payouts are oftentimes insufficient to fully compensate for an accident victim’s losses. DUI accident victims in Louisiana can pursue additional compensation by filing a civil suit against the intoxicated driver within one year of their accident. If you have been injured in a drunk driving collision, our firm can walk you through the process of filing a claim and advocate for a fair settlement on your behalf.

Successful claims can bring compensation for the following:

  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Medical bills
  • Punitive damages
  • Long-term rehabilitation costs

Punitive damages may be awarded in situations where an impaired driver’s actions are deemed to be especially “wanton or reckless.” These damages may be awarded if a plaintiff can prove that the defendant driver was intoxicated, the intoxication caused the plaintiff to suffer injuries, and that the defendant displayed a general recklessness or disregard for the safety of others. Our attorney can examine the circumstances of your case and determine if you are eligible to receive punitive damages for your suffering.

Get a Hard-Hitting Lafayette, Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer on Your Side

Nobody should have to live with the consequences of an intoxicated driver’s actions. At Duck Law Firm, LLC, we are prepared to do everything within our power to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions and that your rights are upheld in a court of law. Our Lafayette DWI accident attorney is intimately familiar with the ins and outs of the Louisiana legal system and can use his extensive expertise to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. Best of all, if we are not successful on your behalf, you will not owe us a dime.

Request a free consultation today to discuss your situation in greater detail.