DuPage County Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers in Hinsdale for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
According to federal authorities, more than one million drivers are arrested every year in the United States for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That number represents less than one percent of the more than 110 million U.S. drivers who have admitted to episodes of alcohol-impaired driving each year. Even a single drunk driver is a serious danger to anyone concurrently on the road, including other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
When a drunk driver causes an accident, the results can be fatal; in fact, approximately 1,000 deaths per year in Illinois are attributable to impaired-driving accidents. Across the country, the number of drunk-driving related deaths regularly tops 10,000 every year. In addition, tens of thousands of others are injured, many of them seriously. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we understand the challenges facing individuals injured in auto accidents, particularly those caused by drunk drivers.
Attorneys Representing Injured Clients in Oak Brook, Darien, and Willowbrook
Like any automobile accident, a drunk driving accident can cause serious injuries and death. Those who survive such an accident must often deal with:
- Broken bones, including multiple and compound fractures
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Head trauma and concussions
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Spinal and nervous system injuries
- Sprains, strains, and contusions
The results of such injuries can be life-altering, frequently requiring months of ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. This can lead to the loss of a job, the inability to work, and other direct financial impacts on an injured person’s life. If you have been hurt in a drunk driving accident, our experienced legal team will work within the law to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Drunk Driving Accident Wrongful Death Lawyers in Kendall and Kane County
While the skilled attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio have helped many clients collect damages for their injuries, we also realize that sometimes an accident can have even more grave consequences. Drunk driving accidents kill thousands each year in the United States, leaving the families of victims to deal with the loss of a loved one. To help a family financially recover from their loss, our team can also help file a wrongful death suit.
An action for wrongful death must prove that willful, reckless, or negligent actions on the part of the driver directly caused the death in question. Many drunk driving accidents, especially those in which DUI is formally charged, may provide families with the appropriate grounds to file such a suit, in an effort to rebuild their lives.
If your family has been impacted by a drunk driving accident, the professionals at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio can help. Contact our office at 630-920-8855 to discuss your options with a skilled personal injury attorney. We are proud to serve clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.