Reston Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Filing a Civil Case Against Drunk Drivers in Virginia
Drunk driving remains to be one of the top causes of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes. If you or your loved is a victim of a drunk driving accident caused by negligence, you may have the right to seek compensation by filing a civil suit. The personal injury attorneys at Hall & Sethi, PLC have more than 65 years of combined experience and proven skill in helping clients recover compensation for the damages caused by another driver.
We are ready to review your case. Contact Hall & Sethi, PLC at
(703) 991-1949 today.
What to Do After an Accident Involving DUI
Our firm has seen several incidents where drunk drivers were able to manipulate the facts of an accident to their advantage. When involved in a motor vehicle accident it is prudent to do the following for your safety and those around you:
- Call 911 right away and get a police report filed.
- While waiting for the police, keep you and your passengers in a safe area.
- If safe, take photos of the accident scene and the vehicles involved.
If you are suspicious that the negligent party has been driving under the influence, you should tell this to the police as soon as they arrive. Our drunk driving accident lawyers in Reston can help you gather evidence and key witnesses in order to strengthen your claim.
We Pursue Maximum Compensation—Call (703) 991-1949!
At Hall & Sethi, PLC, we make sure that our clients recover for their losses, including damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional distress. You can rest assured that our skilled Reston lawyers are prepared to challenge even the toughest insurance companies. We are confident in our ability to get the highest possible compensation for you and your loved one.
Let us get started with your case. Our friendly staff can set-up an appointment within 24 hours—call (703) 991-1949!
$114,000 & $105,600
Obtained verdicts in the amount of $114,000 and $105,600 in Fairfax County Circuit Court for two individuals who suffered minor injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision with a drunk driver. The jury awarded $100,000 each in punitive damages as a result of the drunk driver’s egregious conduct and numerous prior DWI convictions. Hall & Sethi subsequently succeeded in appealing the trial court’s decision to reduce the latter verdict to a punitive damage award of only $50,000 in the published case of Coalson v. Canchola, 287 Va. 242 (2014).
At an early stage in the litigation, Hall & Sethi was able to obtain a $100,000 settlement, representing the liability coverage limits, for a client who suffered neck and head injuries as a result of a collision with an intoxicated driver.