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New Orleans Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

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When people get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated or impaired by alcohol, they also choose to put the lives of other drivers in imminent danger. If you have suffered a serious injury after being involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is imperative to obtain legal assistance from a personal injury attorney.

At Cossé Law Firm, we are committed to recovering the compensation our clients deserve. With more than 20 years of experience, our New Orleans drunk driving accident lawyer has an extensive knowledge of Louisiana law to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.

Dangers of Drunk Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 30% of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers. An individual who drives while under the influence of alcohol is considered negligent, which is enough to pursue a personal injury claim in the event of an accident. If the drunk driver did not have insurance coverage or your losses exceed their coverage limits, you might pursue compensation under your won uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.

Alcohol causes drivers to:

  • Feel tired and drowsy
  • Have a delayed reaction time
  • Have impaired judgment

Compensation for Drunk Driving Victims

Victims and families of drunk driving accidents may be able to recover compensation such as:

  • Medical care for current and long-term expenses, such as surgeries, rehabilitation, hospital bills, etc.
  • Lost wages or lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Bereavement for wrongful death cases
  • Punitive damages - only available in rare instances, and is only awarded by a jury

We can review your case and help you determine your sources of compensation, whether it is from the drunk driver's insurer, a social host, or another negligent party.

Let Cossé Law Firm Begin Your Case Today

Our New Orleans car accident lawyer can investigate your accident and collect evidence necessary to build an effective case strategy to recover your entitled compensation. Let our firm fight for you while you make a successful recovery from injury.

Contact us and request a free consultation today.