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IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CALL FARAHI LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY.

We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Don’t worry about fees. We will not charge you anything unless we win — and we will. Call Farahi Law’s expert personal injury lawyers for your FREE Consultation. Available 24/7

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Attorneys Who Are Experts At Handling
Drunk Driving Accident Cases

Drinking and driving should not be mixed, but not everybody respects that rule. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 50 minutes, one person dies in motor vehicle accidents that involve a drunk driver. 

Sadly, things are no different in California. In 2021, California Highway Patrol officers made 510 arrests in 54 hours for drivers under the suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the annual cost of alcohol-related accidents totals more than $44 billion. In this amount are included all tangible losses, such as:

  • Loss of productivity,
  • Workplace losses,
  • Legal and court expenses,
  • Medical costs,
  • Emergency medical services,
  • Insurance administration,
  • Traffic jams, and
  • Property damage

Keep in mind that there is no data for the intangible losses you suffer when you are injured in an alcohol-related crash. Still, it is known that you could lose more than your quality of life as a result of the injuries.

Therefore, if you or a loved one sustained a physical injury from a crash that involved an intoxicated driver, contact Farahi Law Firm.

Our skilled lawyers who are experienced in handling Panorama drunk driving accident cases have years of experience defending innocent people’s rights. We will work hard to obtain the justice you deserve.

What the Law Says About Drunk Driving

The legal dictionary; The Free Dictionary defines driving under the influence (DUI), or drunk driving, as “operating a motor vehicle while one’s blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely”. Section 23152 (a) of the California Vehicle Code states that “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle.”

The kind of driver will determine the illegal BAC level:

  • Drivers under 21 years and on DUI probation cannot have a BAC level at or above 0.01g/dl.
  • Drivers for commercial vehicles cannot have a BAC level at or above 0.04g/dl.
  • Drivers over 21 years cannot have a BAC level at or above 0.8g/dl.

Of course, some factors can affect a driver’s BAC levels, like any diseases you may have, gender, weight, type of alcohol, number of drinks, and time during which they were consumed.

What to Do If You Are Involved in a
Drunk Driving Accident in Panorama City

If you have the misfortune to be in a DUI crash, you must act quickly. Your safety, as well as the safety of your passengers, should be your priority. Do you need the paramedics? Call 911 as soon as possible. Remember that the Police must also be at the accident scene.

Are you able to move? Please take photos from the scene of the accident. Everything could be used as evidence for your case. It’s also essential that you ask the police officers the number of the accident report; that way, your lawyer can request a copy.

You have to collect all the personal information of the at-fault driver. You will need his/her contact information, as well as their plate number, license, and insurance info. Do not forget about the witnesses!

Call your insurance company and contact our Panorama drunk driving accident lawyers. At Farahi Law Firm, we have thousands of happy clients and millions of dollars recovered. Your case will be our priority. Call us at (818) 949-1881.

Liability of Other Parties

When you hire our personal injury attorneys, they commit to your case. They will consider all the parties that could be held responsible for your injuries, such as:

  • Hosts. People that have reunions where alcoholic drinks are served could be liable if one of their friends causes a drunk driving crash. The law is especially strict with party-givers that provide alcohol to guests after they were inebriated. 
  • Parents of drunk teenagers. They could be liable if their children caused a DUI accident.
  • Bar/restaurant staff and owners. They could be held responsible for drunk driving accidents if they did not stop serving patrons that appear to be intoxicated.

Besides legal representation, we provide our clients with the medical treatment needed for their injuries. We also help them with proper follow-ups to see how their recovery is progressing as well as regular checkups for their mental state.

We will never leave you to fight alone against the negligent party that caused your accident. Our legal representatives will be with you every step of the way.

Criminal Case vs. Civil Case

When a victim suffers bodily injury due to a DUI accident, the driver accountable faces criminal charges and jail time. However, that doesn’t mean that the victim will obtain immediate monetary compensation. In fact, the criminal case brought against the driver will be a completely different legal proceeding from a civil personal injury case.

For that reason, if you are an injury victim in a DUI crash, you have to file a personal injury claim in civil court. So, if the criminal charges are dismissed, you will still be able to hold the impaired driver responsible for his/her negligent conduct and get the financial compensation you deserve.

To obtain the justice you are entitled to, you must hire an experienced drunk driving attorney. 

Note that, at Farahi Law Firm, we are always available for you. We will be ready to carry out a thorough investigation to get the answers to the following questions:

  • What was the BAC level of the DUI driver?
  • Where was the DUI driver drinking before the car accident?
  • Does the DUI driver have a medical condition that affects his/her judgment when combined with alcohol?
  • Does the DUI driver have a low tolerance for drinking alcohol?
  • Can it be proved that the defendant arrived and left the place of drinking in a motor vehicle?

Damages We Will Recover For You

When you or a loved one suffered an injury in a DUI crash, you are entitled to compensation. Among the recoverable damages are:

  • Present, past, and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical impairment
  • Vehicle repairs or replacement
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Punitive damages

There is also the possibility that the DUI crash was fatal. If this happens, we are deeply sorry for your loss, but it is imperative that you file a case against the drunk driver. We will file a wrongful death claim, and obtain the justice you deserve. The damages may include:

  • Hospital bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost future income
  • Property damages
  • Emotional suffering
  • Loss of care and service

Remember our Panorama drunk driving accident attorneys are here for you. We happily answer your questions and accompany you through the whole process. Contact us now!

Contact Farahi Law Firm

Have you been a victim of a DUI crash in Panorama City? Contact Farahi Law Firm. Our skilled lawyers who specialize in drunk driving accident cases will advocate for your rights and fight to win you the maximum compensation you deserve.

We are available 24/7. Call us at (818) 949-1881 for an FREE initial consultation of your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I was Involved in a Drunk Driving Crash in Panorama City, But the Driver Leaves the Accident Scene, What Should I Do?

You have to file an uninsured claim under your auto insurance. This would help to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please contact us, so you do not have to deal with the insurance company alone.

In a DUI Accident, Can I File a Lawsuit if I was Partially at Fault?

Yes. California applies the rule of comparative negligence, which means that even if you are partially responsible for an accident, you may still be able to collect a portion of the damages. Just keep in mind that your monetary award would be reduced by the amount of fault you had in the accident.

When do I Have to File my Drunk Driving Accident Claim?

You have two years after the date of the case to file your claim, unless the plaintiff is minor, in this scenario you have until his/her 19th birthday to bring the case. If there is a public entity involved in the accident, you only have six months to file the lawsuit.

Will my Drunk Driving Accident Case Settle out of Court?

It is possible. In 98% of the cases, insurance companies rather settle instead of going to trial when their insured has been drinking and driving. So yes, it is possible to settle your case without having to go to trial.

What is The Value of my Case if I was Injured by a Drunk Driver?

It would depend on the seriousness of your injuries, if the driver was driving under the influence/criminally convicted of a DUI, on your medical treatment, and more. If you want to know the full value of your case, do not hesitate to contact us.

Do I Have to Pay for the Evaluation of my Case?

Of course, not. Our drunk driving accident lawyers happily evaluate your case free of charge.  Also, we have a strict policy that you do not have to pay a fee until we win.

IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CALL FARAHI LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY.

We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Don’t worry about fees. We will not charge you anything unless we win — and we will. Call Farahi Law’s expert personal injury lawyers for your FREE Consultation. Available 24/7

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