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California attorneys represent those hit by a drunk driver

The New Year is here, and many people in California rang in 2017 with champagne and kisses. Unfortunately, this also meant that some people overindulged, and got behind the wheel of a car while drunk. This is a seriously negligent move, as a drunk driver is unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. They may speed, swerve between lanes, go the wrong way down a one-way street and ultimately crash into another vehicle.

In fact, more than 1,200 people in California lose their lives in drunk driving crashes annually, and almost 50 percent of all deadly car crashes in the United States involve alcohol. This is tragic, as drunk driving is completely preventable. People can call a cab, ride with a designated driver or simply remain where they are until they are sober.

The state of California recognizes that drunk driving is a serious problem in the state. Therefore, it has enacted laws that allow those who have been harmed in accidents caused by a drunk driver to be compensated, including the ability to seek punitive damages in a lawsuit.

However, seeking compensation after being injured by a drunk driver is not always easy, even if it seems obvious that the driver was operating under the influence. Attorneys who defend drunk drivers will use all the tactics available to them so that their clients can avoid paying damages. That is why it is important for victims of drunk driving accidents to seek legal help. The professionals at the Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C., have over five decades of combined experience in litigating personal injury cases. They understand what evidence is needed in their clients' cases and how to present it in a favorable light during litigation. To learn more about drunk driving in Orange County, their website may be of help.

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