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Sacramento Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

WE HOLD DRUNK DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE

The decision to drink and drive has resulted in thousands of innocent California residents being badly injured or killed. And drunk driving accidents are particularly tragic because every one of these crashes was 100 percent preventable. If you have been hit by a drunk driver in California, we can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Establishing Liability In Drunk Driving Cases

What should you do if you have been hit by a drunk driver with no insurance? Sadly, finding parties accountable in drunk driving cases is not always enough. Despite state requirements to have adequate insurance coverage, individuals who drink and drive often flaunt the law and drive without any coverage whatsoever. Many of these drivers do not even have a valid driver's license and should never be on the road to begin with.

If you were hit by a drunk driver with insurance, we take away the stress of dealing with insurance companies and filing an insurance claim against the drunk driver by handling all of the negotiations on your behalf. Besides holding drunk drivers responsible for the injuries they cause, we make certain insurance companies meet their obligations when making injury claim payments. Our Sacramento car accident lawyers understand how to locate applicable insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries.

Are Bars Liable for Drunk Drivers?

This type of liability, also known as "Dram Shop Law," refers to holding restaurants or bars responsible for over-serving customers who then cause a drunk driving accident after leaving the establishment. Specific laws regarding dram shop liability differ from one state to the next.

In California, it is extremely difficult to win a third-party claim against alcohol-providers when it comes to drunk driving accidents. However, there are several exceptions to this rule:

  • If the bar or restaurant knowingly served alcohol to an "obviously intoxicated" minor who later causes the accident
  • If the parent, guardian or other adult at the residence provides a minor with alcohol that can later be found to be the "proximate cause" of the accident

At Piering Law Firm, we understand your concerns and know what needs to be done. We are advocates for you in making certain you receive the maximum settlement after being hit by a drunk driver. Contact our firm today to get started!

Average Settlement for Drunk Driving Accidents

Injuries resulting from drunk driving crashes are often even more severe than those occurring in the typical automobile crash. Such accidents often involve head-on crashes or accidents where a drunk driver blows through a stop sign or red light without slowing down. Oftentimes victims are also rear-ended by drunk drivers who are not paying attention. These crashes result in traumatic injuries requiring prolonged hospitalization and multiple surgeries. The amount of compensation required to cover medical expenses and everyday costs is often difficult to calculate.

Should I Get a Lawyer If I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver?

As personal injury cases involving drunk drivers are complex, it is always beneficial to have on your side attorneys who understand this area of law and have experience trying such cases in court. Our lawyers, Robert Allen Piering and John Beals, have been representing individuals injured in California car crashes for a combined 35-plus years, including individuals hit by drunk drivers in California.

We understand the Sacramento court system and the best methods for getting evidence admitted to a case. Because we have a powerful reputation concerning litigation of these matters, we also are in a strong position to negotiate the best possible settlement for you.

Reach the Piering Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation by filling out our online form or by calling us at (916) 476-2399. We will charge no legal fee without recovering compensation for you. Se habla español.

We Are Aggressive Advocates for Accident Victims

Piering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
  • $5 Million Wrongful Death
  • $4 Million Knee Amputation
  • $3 Million Serious Injuires
  • $2 Million Against Bar Security Company
  • $1 Million Head-On Collision
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death Incident
  • $1 Million Serious Injuries
  • $900 Thousand Low Back Injury
  • $865 Thousand Serious Injuires
  • $850 Thousand Low Back Injury
  • $825 Thousand Excessive Force by Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy.
  • $650 Thousand Neck Surgery
  • $600 Thousand Neck & Back Injuires
  • $500 Thousand Impaling Injury
  • $485 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $400 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $300 Thousand Infection Caused by Negligence
  • $250 Thousand Knee & Back Injuries
  • $225 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $140 Thousand Serious Injuries

We Are Prepared to Battle
for You

  • “While other law firms would not even bother to respond to this case since it was not large enough for them to take, Rob Piering still responded and offered a free consultation to discuss the case.”

    Al L.

  • “If anyone has been injured from an accident and needs help, Piering Law Firm is who you need to reach out to. Not only are they helpful, they will educate you about your situation and help you get the best treatment you need for your road to recovery. They”

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  • “Rob Piering was my lawyer in an accident lawsuit. I couldn't have asked for better representation. Rob and his staff at Piering Law Firm are super knowledgeable and are amazing at what they do. He is quick to respond and very personable. He was available 2”

    Kayla R.

  • “Rob Piering and his team built a strong case for me, they followed up and supported the case and myself all throughout. Rob and his team are knowledgeable, talented, honest and extremely experienced. They were available on a daily basis and responded direc”

    Elizabeth D.

  • “He always kept me informed and his staff always called me back when I had a question.”

    Former Client

  • “Having a quality attorney like Rob will not only get you the compensation you deserve later but the care you need today on a lien.”

    Jeff V.

  • “I was recommended to the Piering Law Firm by a dear friend. I am throughly impressed with their high level of expertise, professionalism and consistency. They relieved me of a lot of stress by taking on my case. I am very much pleased with our results and ”

    Angelique Y.

  • “I would highly recommend John Beal and Piering Law Firm to anyone needing legal advice and representation.”

    Eric C.

  • “I was referred to John due to a car accident. I couldn't of asked for a better lawyer to represent me. He was very involved from beginning to end making sure I understood the process and that I got the medical treatment I needed. He is definitely someone w”

    Nicolle M.

  • “Not only did Mr. Piering meet all of the quality ratings above, he was immediately able to instill in us total confidence that our case warranted legal pursuit.”

    Former Client

  • He is a great person and lawyer very respectful caring and willing to handle my case as a professional.

    Khali

  • “He always works in the best interests of his clients and therefore I will continue to refer personal injury victims to him.”

    Scott

  • “I was recommended to John Beals by a friend.  John educated me about the automotive claims process, but it was his advocacy for me that really stands out.  He truly cared for me through encouragement to have my health professionals really look for the sour”

    Dale D.

  • “I was recently in a automobile accident. The other party has admitted liability. I thought it would be a smooth process to deal with insurance company on my own. I was dead wrong. The insurance company took advantage of my perceived ignorance and forced me”

    Eric C.