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Fighting for those harmed in an accident caused by a drunk driver

Most people in Fullerton handle alcohol responsibly and will not get behind the wheel of a car if they have had too much to drink. After all, the dangers of driving while intoxicated are well known. Unfortunately, some people will flaunt the law and drive while drunk. This is entirely unacceptable. In fact, almost 200,000 people in California each year are arrested for driving while intoxicated, and more than 1,200 residents of California will die each year in a drunk driving crash. Nationwide, almost 50 percent of all fatal car accidents involve alcohol.

Individuals in California who are injured in a drunk driving accident can not only seek damages to cover things like medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, but they can also seek punitive damages. However, seeking these damages is easier said than done. The drunk driver's attorney may try to file what is known as a "demurrer," which would make it so that punitive damages could not be awarded in a lawsuit brought against the drunk driver. It takes strong legal advocacy to oppose these demurrers and strike them down.

At our law firm, we represent clients in personal injury cases. We understand what strategies the drunk driver's attorney may try to employ and we attempt to fight against them. We also understand court procedures and what type of evidence is needed.

At our law firm, we understand that victims of drunk driving accidents and their families have experienced a severe loss. We believe that each case is unique and we do our best to serve our client's individual needs. Our law firm's drunk driving webpage may be of use to individuals in California who want to learn more about the possibility of taking legal action after being in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

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Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C.
141 West Wilshire Ave.
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Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone: 714-872-9165
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