Drunk driving wrecks are senseless and can easily be prevented. Think of it this way – if you have been out and had one too many, all you have to do is buy a little insurance policy (i.e., call a cab) and then you do not have to worry about either getting a DUI or more importantly, hurting someone.
I am currently involved in a drunk driving case that took place in Indiana. My client was rear-ended by a drunk driver at a high rated speed. My office requested the drunk driver's criminal court records and are using them offensively against him in my client's civil case. It is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases as timing is critical.
In these drunk driving cases, compensatory damages are available which include, though are not limited to, medical bills, loss of income, diminution in earning capacity, disfigurement, and pain and suffering. However, punitive damages are also available in drunk driving cases which serve to punish and/or deter not only the defendant drunk driver but the other individuals from driving while intoxicated.