Call An Experienced Vancouver Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer You Can Trust

In a Vancouver *drunk driving accident

The number of alcohol-related injuries caused by drunk drivers continues to plague Vancouver. Over the last five years, there has been almost no reduction in the amount of DUI accidents and injuries.

The annual average hovers at more than 1,000 drunk driving victims and upwards of 50 avoidable deaths in British Columbia alone, according to Road Safety BC. Across Canada, those numbers leap to more than a 1,000 tragic fatalities and thousands of debilitating personal injuries. Although drivers in a Vancouver car accident will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for their criminal behaviour, that will do little to offset the personal injury losses to you and your family members.

It would be fundamentally unfair for you and your loved ones to suffer a loss due to a drunk driver’s lawless and reckless behaviour. That’s why it’s imperative that you contact an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer who is prepared to get you the full, fair compensation you and your loved ones deserve. At Diamond & Diamond, we’re ready to file a civil lawsuit on your behalf and hold that drunk driver’s feet to the fire.

Importance of Filing a Drunk Driving Lawsuit

In a Vancouver drunk driving accident case, the intoxicated party is often identified when they fail a breathalyzer examination. Canada’s standard blood alcohol limit stands at .08, and anything at or above that level is considered DUI. By filing a civil lawsuit on your behalf, our team of experienced drunk driving professionals can secure a fair compensation settlement in two ways.

  • Compensatory Damages: This aspect of a civil lawsuit can compensate you and your loved ones for out-of-pocket costs for things such as medical expenses, physical therapy and rehabilitation, lost wages, and auto repairs among others.
  • Punitive Damages: As a victim of a Vancouver car accident, it’s important to keep in mind that the negligent party knowingly put you in harm’s way. This was not a simple fender-bender, and it certainly should not be considered an “accident.” We all know what’s right when it comes to drinking and driving. When people drive with a high blood alcohol content, it’s only fair you should be awarded punitive damages.

Although a failed breathalyzer test serves as a convincing reason to seek compensation through a civil lawsuit, some drivers under the influence try to avoid criminal prosecution and responsibility for your loss. It’s not uncommon for careless drivers to knowingly get behind the wheel after drinking and then refuse a breathalyzer test after getting caught at the scene.

An experienced Vancouver car accident lawyer from Diamond & Diamond won’t let the party responsible for the harm done to you off the hook that easily. We will pursue the peace officer’s report and other evidence pointing to impaired driving. Civil lawsuits are decided based on a preponderance of the evidence, and we’re prepared to go to court if necessary.

Contact an Experienced Vancouver Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

If a drunk driver’s carelessness has harmed you or a loved one, it would be wrong to suffer your losses without being fully, and rightfully compensated. Drunk driving remains a crime that plagues our communities and only determined action can curb this behaviour. Call Diamond & Diamond anytime day or night, 1-800-567-4878, and get the compensation you deserve.

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