Holding drunk drivers accountable in Canada

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lawmakers in Canada have created numerous laws to discourage and prevent drunk driving, but the dangerous behavior persists. Indeed, thousands of people die and suffer catastrophic injuries every year because of drunk driving. Although it is impossible to completely prevent individuals from getting behind the wheel while they are intoxicated, the law does provide a way for victims to seek monetary justice.

Personal injury claims following drunk driving accidents generally seek to hold the at-fault driver liable for any damages associated with the accident. The damages might include lost family income, the cost of medical care and/or end of life expenses and the costs of in-home medical aid required by a disabled person. Other damages might be pursuable by the victim’s spouse, such as loss of consortium or loss of companionship. Depending on the nature of one’s case, additional damages may be pursuable — like pain and suffering and lost quality of life.

Many of the damages associated with a drunk driving car accident are hard to quantify in monetary terms. However, at Krylov & Company Barristers, we are intimately familiar with numerous legal standards and damage evaluation strategies that can be applied to DUI collisions to calculate these kinds of damages.

While no amount of money and no amount of litigation could ever make a disabled person whole, or bring back a loved one killed in a DUI collision, a successfully navigated personal injury claim can help victims pay for their medical care. It can also help cash-strapped families get back on their financial feet again after losing a primary contributor to family income.

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