Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in West Des Moines, Iowa
If you’ve sustained injuries after being involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, contact the West Des Moines personal injury attorneys at Lombardi Law Firm for reliable legal aid.
Every 52-minutes, someone loses their life in a drunk driving accident in the United States. In Iowa, these accidents claim the lives of nearly 100 residents each year. Hundreds more are left with serious injuries that impact nearly every aspect of their lives.
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Victims who are injured in drunk driving accidents deserve justice for their injuries and the damages they suffered. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of a drunk or impaired driver, contact our drunk driving accident attorneys in West Des Moines as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face moving forward.
We at Lombardi Law Firm strongly believe that accident victims should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical care they need due to the reckless actions of another motorist. For this reason, our drunk driving accident attorneys in Iowa fight aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure they hold wrongdoers accountable.
We provide qualifiedand effective legal representation to ensure our clients are able to maximize their recoveries so they are in the best position possible to move forward after being injured in an accident. We take great pride in the representation that our team provides for clients and we are confident in our abilities to help you protect your legal rights and best interests. We should be confident, because what we have done for over 40 years has recovered millions in compensation for our clients. We can’t help you if we don’t know about your case – so call or email us. Contact our Iowa personal injury attorneys at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you. Call 515-222-1110 or email Steve at email@example.com.
Understanding the Legal Process in Iowa
In our state, driving with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is illegal. Although there are strict laws in place to prevent people from driving under the influence across the nation, we continue to see the negative consequences victims and their families have to face due to negligent and reckless drivers who get behind the wheel while impaired.
Those who are arrested for driving while intoxicated can face jail time, fines, and other consequences for their actions. But this is not the part where we get involved. When impaired drivers are involved in accidents, that is what concerns our firm and the work we do. When victims are harmed in drunk driving accidents, and those at fault are charged criminally, courts may order the driver to pay the victim restitution. However, the amount that is given to drunk driving accident victims typically isn’t enough to cover medical costs, property damages, and other consequences victims face.
For this reason, victims are afforded the ability to obtain further compensation from at-fault drivers in civil court. By filing a personal injury claim against a drunk driver that caused you harm, you may be able to obtain further compensation from insurance companies to help alleviate some of the financial burdens you face moving forward. Even if no criminal charges are filed, you may still pursue legal options to get justice for your pain and suffering.
In addition to holding drunk drivers accountable for your damages, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim against the bar or another party that provided the alcohol to the impaired driver. Iowa’s dram shop laws provide victims of drunk drivers the ability to hold bars, clubs, vendors, restaurants, individuals, and others accountable for selling alcohol to another person who, in turn, causes injuries and damages to another person.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Iowa, it is imperative that you seek legal guidance from a competent legal team who will advocate on your behalf to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected. Our West Des Moines drunk driving accident attorneys at Lombardi Law Firm have decades of experience fighting for victims across the state to ensure they are able to hold negligent parties accountable. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation so we can get started on your case. Call 515-222-1110 or email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damages Available for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in Iowa
Being injured in a drunk-driving accident can be life-changing. Many victims are rushed to hospitals where they have to undergo emergency surgery for their injuries. After surgeries, victims face lengthy hospitalization and recovery periods. If you have been injured in an accident, as a result of a drunk or impaired driver, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights.
Our personal injury attorneys in West Des Moines provide aggressive and responsive representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible as they move forward after being injured. Working with us, you can rest assured knowing your legal rights and best interests are protected. Our team at Lombardi Law Firm fights diligently to help our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation available to them following a drunk driving accident in Iowa. Some of the damages our team will help you recover compensation for include:
Lost Wages: Being injured in a drunk driving accident means you have to take time off work to attend doctor appointments and recover adequately. Our team helps accident victims recover full and fair compensation to cover the lost wages they face from being injured.
Lost Earnings: Although we hope that everyone will recover from their injuries that is not always the case. In fact, thousands of people suffer injuries that leave them permanently disabled. In these cases, our team strives to help victims obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for the lost earnings they face from being unable to return to work. We work with experts who can accurately calculate lost earnings based on your education, potential for promotions, and various other factors.
Medical Expenses: Our team can help you obtain compensation to cover medical expenses related to doctor’s appointments, hospitalization, medication, surgery, and more. We strive to help our clients recover the compensation they need for their current medical expenses as well as anticipated costs.
Long-Term Care Costs: We help our clients obtain the compensation they need for long-term care costs. This includes compensation for rehabilitation, therapy, long-term care facilities, medical equipment, and more.
Pain and Suffering: The physical and emotional burdens victims face after a crash are unimaginable to most people. Pain and suffering are all too common for those harmed by drunk drivers in crashes. Our team strives to help victims maximize their recoveries for pain and suffering from those who caused them harm.
Mental Anguish: Many victims injured in accidents have to go through some type of mental health treatment. Whether you suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression, our team is committed to helping you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available to ensure you are able to get the treatment you need to recover.
Loss of Consortium: Drunk driving accidents not only have an overwhelming impact on victims, but their families often suffer as well. In many cases, relationships between spouses, parents, and children, and other familial relationships suffer. Our team helps our clients alleviate some of the impacts from the loss of consortium as they move forward.
Wrongful Death Damages: Loss of the accumulated value to the estate and the premature expense of a funeral or burial.
Property Damage: Most drunk driving accidents result in some type of property damage. Our team helps our clients recover compensation to repair or replace vehicles damaged in drunk driving accidents due to the negligence of others. We understand that having a vehicle is crucial, especially when you need to go back and forth for medical treatment, work, in addition to taking care of various tasks. For this reason, we strive to help victims get back on the road quickly to minimize the disruptions they face due to a lack of transportation.
If your loved one has lost their life in an accident as a result of a drunk or impaired driver, we are committed to helping you maximize your recoveries in a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys at Lombardi Law Firm are committed to helping bereaved families get the maximum amount of compensation available for loss of companionship, funeral expenses, burial costs, and more.
It is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Iowa imposes a strict statute of limitations that dictate how long victims and their families have to pursue legal options available to them. Contact our drunk driving accident attorneys in Iowa at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you.
We Pursue Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Accident Cases
When victims are harmed by drunk drivers, it can have an overwhelming impact on their life as well as the lives of their family members. These accidents are completely preventable but we continue to see the devastating consequences that innocent victims are forced to endure. For this reason, we make every effort to make an example of drunk and impaired drivers who cause crashes that ruin lives in our state.
Our attorneys at Lombardi Law Firm in West Des Moines fight diligently to help our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation available to them by way of punitive damages. Courts award compensation for punitive damages as a way of showing that the grossly negligent actions of the at-fault party will not be tolerated. Our objective is to take care of the injured victim and their family and send a message to everyone in the community that drunk driving endangers lives.
Not only do we seek punitive damages against responsible drivers, but we also seek to recover these damages from businesses who are responsible for providing the driver alcohol leading up to their accident. Restaurants, bars, and other facilities are able to serve alcohol to patrons–so long as the person is not visibly intoxicated. We hold negligent facilities accountable for their actions – for demonstrating that generating profit is more important to them than protecting the lives of those in their community. We simply will not tolerate these negligent actions and we fight to ensure courts hold them to account.
Lombardi Law Firm Can Help You Recover
Even though there are numerous laws in place to stop drunk and impaired drivers from entering roadways in West Des Moines and throughout the state of Iowa, we continue to see these accidents take place regularly due to irresponsible parties. Every year, drunk driving accidents send numerous people to area hospitals with injuries in the state of Iowa. Not only are accident victims left with physical pain and suffering, but both victims and their families suffer overwhelming financial and emotional impacts from these incidents.
Although most drivers are considerate of other drivers while traveling along busy roadways, impaired drivers cause accidents that continue to change the lives of those involved. If you have been injured as a result of a drunk or impaired driver, it is crucial that you reach out to a personal injury attorney in Iowa as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
For decades, the drunk driving accident attorneys at Lombardi Law Firm in West Des Moines have fought aggressively to protect the best interests and legal rights of victims throughout Iowa who have been injured. Our team is committed to helping our clients get the maximum amount of compensation available to cover their damages and help them move forward.
We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars for victims who have been injured in auto accidents due to the negligent and reckless actions of others. We are committed to helping you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve following your accident so you can reach your goals moving forward. Contact our law firm today at (515) 222-1110 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you. Or email Steve at email@example.com.