Drunk Driving Accidents
South Carolina Accident Lawyer
Driving while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous and selfish things a person can do. Alcohol plays a factor in thousands of crashes in South Carolina each year, the results of which are serious and sometimes fatal injuries are inflicted on others. If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident, it is critical to determine whether alcohol was involved.
David Yokel is a drunk driving accident attorney with more than 35 years of experience helping injured people. He represents clients in Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg and the surrounding communities of the upstate. As a skilled lawyer, Mr. Yokel is prepared to fight for full and fair compensation in your case, whether that means negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial in court. Combating drunk driving is difficult, but a successful personal injury lawsuit can send the message that this behavior cannot be tolerated and has serious consequences.
Answering the Crucial Questions
As with any car accident case, there are many critical questions that must be answered in the aftermath of a DUI accident. Can attorney Yokel piece together the series of events leading up to the crash? If this was a hit-and-run, how can he find the driver? What if the at-fault driver had no insurance? These are just a few of the questions your lawyer will need to answer.
When a crash involves DUI, the at-fault driver will most likely face criminal charges. Attorney Yokel will monitor the criminal case as it moves through the courts. If the driver is convicted or pleads guilty, that result becomes very helpful to your personal injury claim.
Seeking All Available Compensation
Your personal injury lawsuit may be used to seek compensation for the medical bills, emotional harm, property damage, future medical expenses (if any are expected), and pain and suffering you endured as a result of the car accident. However, in a drunk driving situation, you may also be able to recover punitive damages, which is compensation to punish the drunk driver for reckless behavior. If Mr. Yokel believes punitive damages may be available in your case, he will advise you accordingly.
Contact a Greenville DUI Accident Attorney
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, reach out to personal injury attorney David Yokel for help. His firm serves clients throughout the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson area. Call 864-240-2066 to schedule a consultation.