Moving Forward After A Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk driving cases are among the most serious. It has an impact on everyone involved, including their families. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a drunk driver, you have rights. Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, understands the severity of these cases and will fight for you when it matters most. We have over two decades of combined experience helping clients throughout Kentucky.
Civil Vs. Criminal Law; Understanding The Difference
Each case is different, and depending on your circumstances, there are different things you can expect. A criminal case happens when the local district attorney prosecutes the drunk driver for endangering those around him or her. In these cases, you may not receive compensation. However, this charge will obviously have a major impact on the drivers’ future.
A civil case happens when we take the pursuit of justice into our own hands. By suing the drunk driver, they can be found liable. You can then recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can also fight for punitive damages, which are intended to penalize the driver and discourage them from repeating this behavior. Whether or not you know how you would like to proceed, we will help you determine all of the possible options and decide how to move forward.
Unfortunately, these cases can sometimes have catastrophic results. If your loved one passed away due to someone else’s negligence, it is imperative that you hold them accountable. While no amount of money can bring them back, it can help with expenses you are now facing, including funeral costs, loss of potential earnings and loss of enjoyment of life. We are here to provide honest and fearless advocacy for those who deserve it.
We Can Help; Call Today
After getting injured in an accident, it is important to act quickly. Don’t let this negligent driver hurt someone else in the future. Contact our office in Lexington today at 859.533.8270 or fill out our contact form. Hablamos español.