Bay Area Drunk Driving Accident Injury Lawyers
San Francisco | Oakland | San Rafael | San Jose, CA
Have you been hurt in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs? You may encounter challenges when you seek to recover damages for all your injuries. Often, drunk drivers are repeat offenders who may have little or no insurance coverage because of their past offenses. There are avenues that you can pursue to get full and fair compensation for all your losses, but you need experienced and knowledgeable motor vehicle accident attorneys.
Weber & Nierenberg—A Tradition of Compassionate and Personalized Service
At Weber & Nierenberg, our attorneys bring more than 75 years of combined legal experience to every case we handle. We dedicate our entire practice to protecting the rights of injured people. We know that every personal injury claim is different, that the circumstances causing your injury are unique, and that you’ll have individualized needs to make the best recovery possible. We provide highly personalized service, taking the time to get to know you and understand how the accident affected your life. You’ll always be an important part of our success—we’ll keep you fully involved and informed throughout the process, so that you can make good decisions about your future.
Protecting Your Rights after an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver
When you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving someone who was drinking and driving, you may have difficulties pursuing damages through traditional means. One of the consequences of a drunk driving conviction is typically an increase in auto insurance premiums. As a result, it’s not uncommon for a person previously convicted of DUI/DWI to be on the road without adequate insurance, or without insurance at all. We can help.
We’ll be strong advocates for you with your own insurer, looking to confirm whether you have coverage for underinsured or uninsured motorists. This provision, typically an additional rider on your policy (with an additional premium), is designed to provide additional compensation to you when the at-fault party either has no insurance or does not have enough insurance.
Another way we can protect your interests is to identify who served the alcohol to the driver. Under dram shop and social host liability laws, a person or business serving alcohol may have liability if the person to whom they served was visibly impaired when they served them, or if the quantity served would reasonably be considered to produce intoxication.
We will also look at other potential defendants, including:
- Municipalities that may have liability for any roadway defects
- Auto manufacturers, if the accident was caused in any way by the dangerous or defective design or manufacture of the vehicle
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
We offer a free initial consultation to every client. We handle every personal injury case on a contingency basis. There won’t be any attorney fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
Contingency Fees Negotiated on Every Case
We handle all drunk driving accident injury claims on a contingency basis. We won’t charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Automobile Accident Clients
We represented a 76-year-old whose car was rear-ended by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus. The bus driver was intoxicated, and our investigation revealed that the driver had an extensive substance abuse problem and prior accident history. The accident severed our client’s spinal cord and left him a T-5 paraplegic. The settlement included enough money to provide him with the needed life care prognosticated by our experts.
We represented a 70-year-old who was a passenger in a car driven by her husband when they were rear-ended at high speed. Our client suffered bilateral jaw fractures, requiring her entire mouth to be reconstructed.