Wrongful Death Caused by a Drunk Driving Accident
Losing a loved one because of a drunk driver is one of the most profoundly devastating events that can possibly occur. There are so many overpowering emotions — grief, anger, sadness, and disbelief — that it can completely derail your life. Tragically, drunk drivers are the root cause of a staggering one-in-three fatal car accidents in the United States. An even more alarming statistic is that an individual is killed by a drunk driver once every 45 minutes. In Massachusetts alone, 40 percent of drivers involved in a deadly crash had alcohol in their system at the time of the accident. Moreover, drunk drivers rarely change their ways, as those involved in a fatal drunk driving accident are eight times more likely to have had a previous OUI conviction in the past. We cannot ever make you feel completely whole following such a tragic loss, but we will make sure all of the necessary decisions following the event are properly addressed, leaving you and your family secure for decades.
Our experienced Boston wrongful death lawyers will hold drunk drivers accountable for their egregious and criminal negligence. Our attorneys know this is an exceptionally difficult time for victims and their families, so we will arrange a convenient and comfortable time and place to meet, including traveling to your home to meet you personally. Call us today at 617-225-2100 for a free consultation to discuss your rights. It is imperative to speak with us before talking to an insurance company or signing any documentation. Even if a payment offer is advanced, it is important to call us first, so you are not left short covering future bills and expenses that are not immediately present.Don't Let Insurance Companies Shirk Their FULL Responsibility
All too often, insurance companies, knowing their client is clearly at fault, will try to minimize their responsibility and get you to accept a minimal offer. Our Boston injury attorneys deal with insurance companies daily and know their tactics well. We also have daily dealing with medical providers and will negotiate down bills to maximize your settlement proceeds. Insurance companies know well that drunk drivers have clear liability and negligence. Consequently, they often try to take advantage of victims and their families at a vulnerable time, forcing a quick settlement and disregarding future costs that are not immediately apparent. Bear in mind, also, that there is no second bite at the apple. Once an offer is accepted, it cannot be revisited. Our attorneys will make sure the at-fault driver and his insurance pays in full, bottom line.We Closely Follow The Parallel Criminal Case
Our Boston personal injury and wrongful death attorneys keep in close contact with the prosecuting attorney in any criminal proceeding against the drunk driver. We use any and all information from the criminal case to help you civilly and push for the most stringent criminal penalties available against the offending driver. We play an active and aggressive role on your behalf.
Contact the experienced and skilled Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today for a free consultation. Often, our experience and reputation allows us to reach a favorable settlement on your behalf. Otherwise, we are fully prepared to fight for you in court to get every dollar you and your family deserves. We can be reached at 617-225-2100.