Victims of Drunk Drivers
Driving under the influence is a major cause of traffic accidents and fatalities in West Virginia, and unfortunately the results are often tragic. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008 there were 380 total traffic fatalities in West Virginia. 142 deaths, or 37% of the total fatalities, were alcohol-related. 128 deaths (34% of all traffic fatalities in West Virginia) were caused by accidents where at least one driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher.
The consequences of being in a traffic accident with a drunk driver can be catastrophic. Many victims suffer from severe bodily injuries, broken bones, burns, disfigurement and paralysis. Victims who are severely injured in an accident go through severe pain and suffering, and their injuries often require long hospital stays, expensive medical treatment and significant lost time from work. Ever-increasing hospital bills and inability to work may cause significant financial strain for the victim and his or her family. In some cases, those injured in an accident with a drunk driver are unable to ever recover the quality of life that they once enjoyed.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident with a drunk driver, you need an experienced attorney who has your best interests in mind and will make sure your rights are protected. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we fight for those who have been the unfortunate victims of accidents by those who drive while under the influence. For 20+ years, the Wolfe Law Firm has represented hundreds of clients in personal injury lawsuits in North Central West Virginia (including Harrison County, Tucker County, Randolph County, Lewis County and Upshur County). West Virginia personal injury attorney Dorwin J. Wolfe has established a record of success helping those who are victimized by others’ negligent conduct and getting them the compensation they are entitled to.
If you have been the victim of an accident with a drunk driver, contact us as soon as possible after the incident so that we can conduct a timely, thorough investigation of the accident and make sure that key evidence is not lost. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with high quality, effective and compassionate representation. We work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. If we take your personal injury case, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney’s fees or costs unless you get compensated.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver in West Virginia, contact the Wolfe Law Firm today. You may be entitled to compensation for personal injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Call our office toll-free at 1-877-637-5756 or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form to set up a free consultation with an experienced West Virginia drunk driving injury attorney.