LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While many lawsuits involving drunk driving crashes are filed to collect money to make up for the cost to treat physical injuries, several recent cases highlight the emotional damage that these crashes can cause. The time immediately following these types of accidents can be extremely difficult for the victims and their families, and they are entitled to compensation if that pain is proven to be caused by negligence, notes personal injury attorney Cameron Yadidi Brock.
Former Murrieta Mayor, Alan Long, recently received notice that he was being sued after his vehicle struck a stopped car carrying four teenage girls who were waiting to turn left in mid-October. In addition to the physical pain caused by their injuries, one of the girl's mothers also reports that they are "experiencing night terrors and reliving the situation."
Mr. Brock also notes that it is not only the driver that can be held responsible for negligent behavior. After an Oregon motorcyclist was killed by a drunk driver in 2013, the driver was sentenced to ten years in prison for manslaughter. Recently though, the family of the victim has filed a $900,000 suit against the drunk driver's brother, who they claim supplied the heavily inebriated man with the car keys before challenging him to a race home.
These cases highlight the fact that, although insurance often covers medical expenses that result from the victim's physical injuries, there are a variety of other costs, both mental and physical, that can burden both victims and their families. Because these emotional injuries are harder to assess than physical injuries that can be quantified by hospital bills and lost wages, it requires an exceptional litigator to argue the pain and suffering side of a case in court. Mr. Brock has the experience and reputation necessary to persuade juries, insurance companies, and others that a claim is not to be taken lightly.
Mr. Brock and the rest of his legal team at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock are experts at handling the full range of personal injury cases. Since 1996, he has recovered over 100 million dollars for his clients through a combination of settlements and court victories, and boasts an overall 97 percent success rate. By working on a contingency basis, they are able to represent any client with a strong case regardless of financial status. Often, the time after an accident is when a family struggles the most financially, and financial struggles as a result of negligence should never be a reason why they can't pursue justice against a negligent party.
If you or someone you know has a similar claim and wants to find out how you can get on the path toward receiving due compensation, call 888-509-2998 for a free initial consultation. You can also visit the Law Offices of Burg and Brock on the web at www.legaldefenders.com, and at Cameron Yadidi's Facebook page.
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