San Jose Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there was a 4.6 percent increase in the number of drunk driving accidents that involved personal injury between the years 2014 and 2015 (the most recent available numbers). In 2014, there were 18,023 drunk driving accidents; just a year later in 2015, that number rose to 18,861. This entirely preventable situation has become an increasing epidemic in this country. Injuries and fatalities continue to be on the rise
The San Jose drunk driving accident lawyers at Bohn & Fletcher have recovered millions for clients suffering personal injuries in auto accidents. We will 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. All of our attorneys are “AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating for ethics and legal ability. We have successfully negotiated and litigated large awards for clients throughout the Bay Area as well as Central and Southern California.
What Are California’s Statute of Limitations for Drunk Driving Claims?
Put simply, a “statute of limitations” is the deadline by which you must file a claim. Under California law (section 335.1), 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 are not able to negotiate a settlement beforehand.
If you do not file a claim within the appropriate time frame, then you will likely be prevented from recovering any money for your injuries. For this reason, if you want to pursue legal action against a drunk driver, it is highly recommended that you seek experienced San Jose drunk driving accident lawyers as soon as possible.
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If you sustained injuries because of a drunk driver (DUI/DWI) — or a driver who was under the influence of drugs (DUID) — then you may be entitled to recover 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, then your family may be entitled to compensation for the loss of love, companionship and/or earnings that the lost loved one provided.
At Bohn & Fletcher, LLP we have been holding negligent drivers and employees accountable for over 40 years. From our offices in San Jose, we are able to serve clients throughout California and the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Campbell, and their surrounding communities. If you have questions about a drunk driving accident, then contact the San Jose drunk driving accident lawyers at Bohn & Fletcher today. We offer free consultations to all clients and work on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no legal fees unless you are compensated for your injuries.
Our attorneys are available to meet you in your home or hospital room if traveling is difficult. Contact us online or call 408-279-4222 today to set up your free consultation.