Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Hawaii
We’ve Won Over $1 Billion for Clients
Drunk drivers put everyone at risk. Thousands of people across the country are injured or killed every year in alcohol related accidents and Hawaii has strict laws to prevent this behavior.
When you or a family member have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, our award-winning Hawaii attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP may be able to help you seek a financial recovery from the negligent driver.
A successful drunk driving case depends on thorough preparation and gathering documentation of the costs of your accident. These range from the expense of medical treatment and bills for repairing damage to your vehicle to lost wages during your recovery and any future losses you are likely to incur. Victims can also recover compensation for their physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Driving Driving Accident Lawsuits
Drunk driving is a crime and although intoxicated motorists can be charged in criminal court, those cases will not provide compensation for all a victim’s losses. To recover damages, you must pursue a civil claim against the drunk driver and / or their employer if they were driving at the time.
Some key differences:
- Civil claims are handled in a separate justice system and are unrelated to any criminal case.
- Civil suits require victims to prove their claims using a burden of proof that is easier to meet than that used in criminal cases (beyond a reasonable doubt).
- In most civil suits, defendants are represented by their insurance companies.
- Civil claims can be resolved through out-of-court settlements.
How a Hawaii Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Bostwick & Peterson LLP is one of the top injury firms in Hawaii:
- We have collected over $1 billion for our clients.
- Our attorneys are named to The Best Lawyers in America.
- We have won record recoveries in multiple states.
We understand that this may be a difficult time for you and your family and it is our mission to see that you don't have to carry the burden of your accident any longer than necessary.
We have represented numerous victims of drunk drivers and we take pride in helping to battle against such reckless criminal behavior. You will improve your chances of a successful settlement if you come in today to get started on your case, so that we can help you gather the documentation, testimony and evidence that will support your claim.
Contact a Hawaii drunk driving accident attorney to get started on your claim for damages.
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