Drunk driving accident cases involve the numerous legal complexities that all auto accident cases involve. In addition, they involve other challenges. For example, does drunk driving constitute willful and wanton conduct? If so, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to regular compensatory damages.
Punitive damages are an award given to an injured party that is added on to other compensation. The purpose of punitive damages is to:
- Punish the negligent party
- Deter the negligent party and others from repeating the negligent behavior
At the Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A, we have handled hundreds of accident cases, including numerous cases involving drunk or distracted drivers. Trial lawyer Luke Baker has obtained numerous high-value awards in drunk driving cases, including hard-to-obtain punitive damages. From our Concord office, we represent clients throughout western North Carolina who have been injured by drunk drivers.
Call 866-433-1991 to arrange a consultation concerning your accident involving a drunk driver.
How We Handle Drunk Driving Claims
Following an accident, attorney Luke Baker and our legal team will conduct an independent investigation into its causes and effects by:
- Visiting the scene
- Reviewing witness statements
- Conducting independent interviews of witnesses
- Reviewing medical records
- Working with experts
We also calculate our client’s lost wages and current future medical needs and expenses, then present a demand for compensation to the insurance companies involved.
Working With Us Can Maximize Your Settlement
Insurers know juries are likely to choose to hold drunk drivers and applicable insurers responsible for negligence and damages. We can demand the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses and negotiate aggressively. To learn more about our firm, North Carolina drunk driving law and your potential case, please call 866-433-1991 or complete our contact form.