A Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You Recover Compensation
If you or a loved one was injured due to a drunk driver, it is important to know that you could be entitled to significant compensation.
The law firm of Richard R. Kennedy is knowledgeable about the methods for recovering compensation, and we can help you.
Contact our Lafayette law office online or call 337-446-2370 to schedule a free consultation.
South Louisiana Injury Attorneys for DUI Victims
Louisiana law allows for injured parties to recover punitive damages in addition to actual damages, including:
- Medical costs
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
According to Louisiana Civil Code Article 2315.4, punitive damages apply to any driver who was impaired either by alcohol or other medication that causes impairment. A plaintiff needs to prove:
- That the driver was intoxicated or had consumed a sufficient quantity of intoxicants to make him or her lose normal control of mental and physical faculties
- That the intoxication was a cause-in-fact of the resulting injury
- Wanton or reckless disregard for the safety of others
Intoxication need not be proved as the sole cause of accident, but simply a cause-in-fact contributing factor to the accident. Our lawyers have a comprehensive knowledge of punitive issues in Louisiana and are committed to determining liability in your DUI accident case. We will do whatever's possible to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
The firm makes sure you fully comprehend everything and takes the time to answer questions and concerns. They are also protective of you, not just during depositions but the entire process.
Lafayette Attorney Representing DUI Victims and DWI Victims
For nearly half a century, we have been working on some of the state's most complex injury litigation, obtaining many millions in the process. When you hire us, we immediately begin to understand all aspects of your case and move toward maximum compensation for you and your loved ones.
Do You Need Help After a Car Crash Injury?
To discuss any Louisiana car injury in a free initial consultation with a Lafayette drunk driving accident attorney, call 337-446-2370 or e-mail the law firm of Richard R. Kennedy.