Recover The Full Amount You Deserve After A DUI-Related Accident

An accident caused by someone who is driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is entirely preventable. These accidents could be avoided if drivers simply chose not to drive after they have been drinking. Unfortunately, statistics tell a different story. Every year, close to 200,000 California residents are arrested for drunk driving, and there are over 1,200 people in our state who are killed each year due to a drunk driving accident. Nearly half of all fatal car accidents across the country involve alcohol.

California has implemented laws designed to compensate victims of alcohol-related crashes. These provisions allow for victims to receive additional awards, including punitive damages, in civil actions brought against a drunk driver.

We Understand California Drunk Driving Accident Laws

The law that holds drivers accountable for injuries caused in DUI accidents is extremely complex. Lawyers who defend individuals accused of causing an accident while drunk will often file what is called a demurrer to prevent punitive damages from being awarded in any civil case.

At the Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C., we oppose such motions to strike these punitive damages and have had remarkable success in allowing punitive damages to be awarded. With decades of personal injury litigation experience, Steven M. Hanna often anticipates the strategy that opposing attorneys will take when defending his clients in these lawsuits. He understands the type of proof required in gaining a successful verdict at trial, and he knows how to document evidence and present it at trial due to their understanding of court procedures — especially in Orange County.

Enlist Our Empathetic Legal Representation

At the Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C., we understand that we are dealing with individuals who have suffered severe injury and families who have often experienced great loss. Besides dealing with pain and suffering, they also are often experiencing financial hardship due to medical bills and the inability to work.

We pay close attention to the individual needs of our clients. We understand that everyone's circumstances are unique, making every effort to assure that all of our clients' needs are met.

Please contact our law firm today if you or a family member has been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver. Our Fullerton office can be reached by calling 714-872-9165. We only get paid if you do.