If you live in Albuquerque, you know we have a big problem—and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. It seems like there’s always a story on the news about someone who was way too drunk to drive, but got behind the wheel anyway, leaving others to pay the price. At the Dinelli Law Firm, our Albuquerque drunk driving accident attorneys are here to help victims ease the burden of that price.
Drunk Driving Changes Lives
According to a University of New Mexico/New Mexico Department of Transportation study, in Albuquerque in 2016, there were 671 alcohol-involved crashes and 47 alcohol-involved fatal crashes.
That’s 47 families who never got to see their loved ones again.
And, that’s 671 people whose lives were changed forever. If they were injured, this may mean they can’t work, play, or enjoy life like they used to. Even if they didn’t sustain physical injuries, there may be mental scars they have to live with — depression, a fear of driving, an anxiety disorder, or other psychological problems that often result after being the victim of a drunk driving accident.
And of course, these numbers don’t take into account how many friends and family members of drunk driving victims have been affected by the pain their loved one is going through. Maybe they have devoted themselves to taking care of the victim full-time, or they have to watch them suffer — either way their life has changed as well.
Drunk driving changes lives, and never for the better.
Yet despite all the devastation a drunk driver can cause, it seems like it is only too easy for insurance companies to downplay how much damage has been done. They look for every possible way they can find to short change victims of the compensation they deserve.
How the Dinelli Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Albuquerque drunk driving accident, you don’t have to fight alone. The staff at the Dinelli Law Firm have spent years fighting for victims of drunk drivers, and we know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. There are different kinds of damages involved in drunk driving accidents, including punitive, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life — and we know what it takes to get you all that you are entitled to.
Make sure that if you’ve been the victim of a drunk driver that you don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. The Dinelli Law Firm in Albuquerque has the experience and the dedication to see you through this difficult time. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation.