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Lawyers Who Can Help Victims of DUI Trucking Accidents in Reston and Throughout VA

Reston VA trucking accident lawyersIf you or someone you love was injured by a truck driver who was driving under the influence, it may be in your best interest to consult Reston, VA trucking accident lawyers about your and your family’s rights.

Legal options for injured victims of trucking accidents where the driver was driving under the influence (DUI):

If you were injured by a driver who was subsequently charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you might be in need of expensive medical treatment. Assuming the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver. However, because of all the variables involved, including the circumstances of a criminal charge, talk to the trucking accident lawyers from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. who know how to protect the rights of DUI accident victims. We have represented many victims of accidents caused by drivers who were under the influence.

Criminal Charges

A DUI is a criminal charge. Upon conviction of a DUI, the driver may be subject to a jail or prison sentence. Whether or not they will be incarcerated and for how long will depend on several factors, including their criminal history. However, even if they are convicted of a DUI and must serve time, this does not exonerate them from their financial responsibility to you, the victim. DUI trucking accident lawyers from our firm who are licensed to practice in Reston and throughout VA can review the circumstances of your case, and the criminal charges against the at-fault driver to provide you with specific information as it applies to you.

Personal Injury Claim

Whether or not the other driver is charged with a DUI, and whether or not they are convicted of that charge, you can seek compensation from them with the help of a DUI lawyer from Cohen & Cohn, P.C. If that driver has auto insurance, we can help you submit a personal injury claim to their carrier. For the best chance of a successful outcome, it’s important to include documentation and other proof to establish the validity of your claim. If necessary, we can also enlist the help of medical experts who can provide testimony and documentation regarding your injury. If the DUI truck driver did not have insurance at the time of a trucking accident, our lawyers can pursue a civil lawsuit against them if warranted, in Reston or the place in VA where the accident occured.

Civil Lawsuit

Courtroom litigation is not usually the first choice for a DUI lawyer when it comes to seeking compensation on their client’s behalf. This is because it generally costs more and takes longer to conclude than a personal injury lawsuit. It also does not come with a guaranteed successful conclusion which means the victim may not get any compensation at all. However, sometimes a civil lawsuit is the only alternative. This is particularly true when a DUI driver did not have auto insurance or else did not have enough insurance to pay the victim for their damages. Your DUI trucking accident lawyers from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. can file a lawsuit against the driver who caused your injury or injuries in Reston, or in a different Commonwealth of VA city . This can move forward even if the person is incarcerated. If they have any assets of value such as a home or property, at the conclusion of a successful lawsuit assets can be liquidated to compensate you for your damages.

A DUI Lawyer Who Can Protect Your Rights

If you were seriously injured by a DUI driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages. Call us at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. to request a free consultation with a DUI lawyer who can review your case and provide you with more specific information. For Reston, VA trucking accident lawyers that DUI accident victims and their families recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. today.

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