Hampton, VA Injury Lawyer Advice : DUI Drunken Drivers Cause Accidents On Hampton Roads, VA Highways
The typical Friday or Saturday night means young people and others going out to nightclubs, bars, and restaurants to enjoy themselves on the weekend. Although there is nothing wrong with having a good time, unfortunately too many traffic deaths arise as a result of people not caring enough to plan for a designated driver or taxi ride home.
In addition to people who had too much alcohol to drink, there are other risks including drugged drivers and people simply not paying attention because they are using their cell phone or texting.
Often the victims of drunk driving accidents are other teenagers or young people in the car with or in a different car from, the drunk driver. If you get in a car with another person who you know is not fit to drive then, even if they are negligent and cause a wreck, the insurance companies will often refuse to pay for your injuries saying that you assumed the risk of getting in the car with the other driver knowing that they were intoxicated.
Obviously, no one wants to get hurt when they go out on the weekends. However, for your own safety and that of your friends and loved ones always make sure that you act responsibly and those you can influence do the right thing as well.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. Our motto is: “Your Injury. Our fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.