Drunk Driving Accidents

Virginia law enforcement is concerned with the number of auto accidents that are caused by drunk drivers every year and is always on alert to identify those who are under the influence, in order to protect other drivers from unnecessary harm. Alcohol plays a part in a large percentage of serious car accident cases. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, over 10,000 alcohol-related collisions take place every year—accounting for over 7% of all traffic accidents—and sadly, many of these accidents result in permanent injuries or fatalities. Around 40% of all traffic fatalities that occur each year are a product of drinking and driving.

A drunk driver can be held accountable in a court of law and criminal charges can be brought against them, but that does not compensate a victim or their family for the terrible suffering and financial loss that they face after a serious accident. Drunken driving accidents can have tragic and permanent consequences. Innocent drivers and their passengers can suffer terrible injuries through the criminally negligent actions of drunk drivers, and they must be held accountable.

Serious injuries can lead to prolonged absence from work or permanent disability and no possibility of earning a living, or ever again practicing their earlier profession. The cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and nursing care will be astronomical, and the personal damages and pain and suffering can be extensive and ongoing. If you have suffered a debilitating injury as a result of a drunken driving accident, you have the right to pursue rightful compensation.

The attorneys at Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan are highly respected and are an accomplished group of personal injury attorneys. Our firm is concerned with the future health and well-being of our clients, and has received millions in compensation for our clients from large insurance companies. We cannot undo what has been done, but we can make sure you get the compensation you deserve to address all the damages that have resulted from the negligent actions of a drunk driver.

Uninsured Motorists and Car Accident Claims

There are millions of cars on the road every day and accidents are inevitable. If you have been injured in a car accident by an uninsured driver, compensation can be hard to attain. Medical bills and other expenses can go unpaid if a claim is not filed immediately. Insurance companies sparingly release funds and will often do everything possible to avoid compensating you for your injuries. A knowledgeable attorney can assess your situation and file a claim against your insurance provider and the uninsured motorist. Serious injuries can result from car accidents. Catastrophic injuries to the brain, spine or internal organs can affect your life forever. Expensive medical bills and other financial losses could result from the lack of ability to work or live independently. It is important to have these damages paid for by those responsible.

Our firm has over one hundred and twenty years of combined personal injury experience and we are dedicated to providing you with legal representation that gets results. Some insurance contracts may have uninsured motorist clauses in them which provide for these circumstances. Our legal team at Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, will conduct an in-depth analysis of your insurance contract to determine if such an option exists.

Our firm is passionate and committed to our work, and we have secured many high value settlements for our clients. We have helped our clients obtain millions of dollars from big insurance companies and we are committed to pursuing the maximum possible in your claim. The injuries you suffered are an important issue, and your medical bills and other expenses should be covered by your insurance company and the negligent party. Our firm’s aggressive approach and history of success is the best recommendation for our firm. We will fight for you.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those that result in permanent damage to the victim, and may result in a lifetime of extensive medical care and permanent disability or disfigurement. They are often the most devastating types of injuries, as the victim is never the same as they were before the accident, whether physically, mentally, or both.

Catastrophic injuries can occur as a result of several devastating situations including:

  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liabilities
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Premises liabilities
  • Birth injuries

Whatever the reason, if you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of an accident, you need to contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible. We understand you are dealing with a lot, both physically and emotionally, so it is imperative that you have high quality, seasoned legal representation to address your claim.

A catastrophic injury results in a life-long impact on a person’s life. In the worst case scenario a catastrophic accident could result in loss of life. Some of the most common types of injuries that may develop as a result of a catastrophic accident include:

  • Head injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of eyesight

With over 120 years of combined experience, our firm has extensive and impressive qualifications to serve you in your claim for compensation. We are here to answer your questions, help you file your personal injury claim, and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation afforded by law. You should not have to suffer through the effects of an unwarranted injury any further than you already have, so our firm will fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve. More on this website