San Jose Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Helping People Injured by Intoxicated Drivers for Over 40 Years
In 2010 more than 1,700 people reportedly died in traffic collisions in California involving alcohol or drugs. That same year alcohol and drugs were involved in nearly 25,000 auto accidents in which injuries were reported. Attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher have recovered millions for clients suffering personal injuries in auto accidents, and aggressively pursue drivers who cause accidents while drunk or under the influence of drugs.
Our San Jose law firm combines personalized attention with professional excellence, as all of our attorneys are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating for ethics and legal ability. We have successfully negotiated and litigated large awards for clients throughout California and the Bay Area.
California Statue of Limitations for an Auto Accident Claim
Under California law, there is a two-year statute of limitations for auto accident claims. That means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties. If you do not commence legal action within two years, you will likely be prevented from recovering any money for your injuries. The accident lawyers at Bohn & Fletcher are available to assist you following an auto accident and make sure that resolution of your case is as smooth as possible.
Sometimes the Intoxicated Driver is Not the Only One at Fault
If you sustained injuries because of a drunk driver (DUI), or a driver who was under the influence of drugs — whether illegal or legal (DUID) — you may be entitled to damages. This includes monetary recovery for physical injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses lost wages and emotional distress, among other losses. If a family member was killed in a DUI or DUID accident, your family may be entitled to compensation for the loss of companionship or earnings the lost loved one provided. While the drunk or high driver is primarily liable for the negligent or reckless operation of a motor vehicle, other liable parties may include those who provided the driver with alcohol or drugs, including:
- Convenience/Liquor stores
- Night clubs
All motorists owe a duty of care to the public to drive in a reasonably safe manner, and everyone must avoid providing clearly intoxicated people with alcohol or drugs. When they fail to act reasonably, they are negligent. At Bohn & Fletcher, we have been holding negligent drivers accountable for over 40 years. From our offices in San Jose we serve clients throughout California and the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Campbell, and their surrounding communities.
No Legal Fees Unless You are Compensated
If you have questions about a drunk driving accident, contact the lawyers at Bohn & Fletcher today. We offer free consultations to all clients and we work on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no legal fees unless you are compensated for your injuries. Our attorneys are available to meet you in your home or hospital if traveling is difficult. Contact us online or call 408-279-4222 today to set up your free consultation.