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Drunk Driving Accidents

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Perhaps the only thing more traumatic than being involved in a car accident is being struck by a driver who is drunk. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver you should contact a Cranston auto accident attorney who can help you obtain all the damages to which you are entitled. At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, we have helped countless clients in similar situations. That being said, we understand that every case is unique, which is why we offer personalized, one-on-one counsel and compassionate support as we aggressively advocate for you.

Contact our Cranston drunk driving accident attorney at (401) 228-7470 today to discuss your case. Free consultations are available!

What Makes Drunk Driving Accidents Different?

A car accident caused by a drunk driver is unique from "ordinary" car accidents and should not be treated the same way by your lawyer. Drunk driving accidents are often more serious because the drunk operator makes NO attempt to avoid the accident, is likely to be speeding, and has no awareness of his surroundings. Drunk driving often results in serious accidents such as head on-collisions, T-bone intersection accidents, and high-speed collisions.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 33,000 people died in traffic accidents in 2009, of which an estimated 11,000 were caused by drunk drivers. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for nearly 1/3 of all auto accident deaths. In these accidents, the drunk driver often has a previous conviction for DUI and the median blood alcohol level is .17 (or more than 2x the legal limit).

What Compensation are You Entitled to?

While every case is different and the specific damages to which you are entitled will vary based on the details surrounding your case, there are certain damages most injured victims of drunk driving accidents are able to recover.

Like other auto accidents you may be entitled to:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and loss of earning potential
  • Current and future pain and suffering

When the at-fault driver is intoxicated, it gives you an advantage in negotiations with the insurance company. They are hesitant to let the case get to trial because they know that if a jury hears this case that the jury is likely to "punish" the drunk driver by hitting him or her with a high award for damages. If the insurance company knows that your Cranston auto accident attorney has a history of aggressively fighting DUI related accidents, your settlement value will increase.

At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, we often take DUI-related accidents into litigation and we would be happy to discuss your case and your rights with you if you were injured by a drunk driver.

Contact our firm at (401) 228-7470 to set up your complimentary case evaluation with our team today.

Client Reviews
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"I am so grateful to you Joe. Not only was I thrilled with the amount of money that I received in my settlement but I never thought that I would receive it so quick and without filing a lawsuit! You're the best!" Adam G.
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"Joe asked me what I wanted in settlement during one of our meetings. I told him I wanted my medical bills paid (about $12,000) and I wanted $10,000 in my pocket. We just settled for $100,000! I never thought my case was worth that much. Thank you so much Joe." Justine D.
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"Joseph is an excellent attorney that has been handling everything for the accident I was involved in. Joe has a great understanding of the auto accident process and he was able to explain it to me in a way that I understood. To this point, everything that Joe explained to me has happened according to plan. I have found Joe to be extremely knowledgeable and honest, and would highly recommend him to anyone." Steve C.
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"Attorney Lamy answered my initial inquiry personally. He was very attentive and made himself available throughout the course of my case. He kept me informed and up to date and made sure I understood the whole process. I would certainly recommend Attorney Lamy to anyone I know who was in need of legal counsel." Alex D.
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"I've never dealt with lawyers before, until I was involved in an accident. I wasn't sure if I even had a case, but I'll tell you what, Joe was there for me every step of the way. He was open, honest and caring. He answered all my questions and was always there for me when I needed him. He ensured me he would take care of everything and not to worry, and he did! I couldn't have asked for a better settlement or lawyer. He went above and beyond!!!!" Danny S.