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Virginia Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Helping Injured Clients Pursue Justice & Compensation

Unfortunately, despite laws prohibiting drinking and driving, many people make the choice to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were 7,285 alcohol-related crashes on Virginia roads in 2017. These collisions resulted in 248 deaths and 4,430 injured individuals.

In the past year, drunk drivers accounted for 30.4% of all traffic deaths in Virginia. While Virginia has numerous laws in place to crack down on drunk drivers, many people are injured by the recklessness and negligence of drunk driving. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, don’t settle for less than the best in the pursuit of just compensation. Not only will you be holding the guilty party accountable for their dangerous actions, but you will also be ensuring that your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses are taken care of.

When someone decides to drive drunk, they are acting with complete disregard for the safety of others around them. At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we strive to hold these negligent individuals accountable for their actions. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and to our thorough approach to litigation. In fact, we partner with experts in a variety of fields who can offer expert testimony in drunk driving cases. As a result of our thorough preparation, our firm often secures the largest verdicts and settlements in the state—ensuring that our clients are taken care of for life.

Contact our firm online or call (888) 635-9500 today to schedule a free consultation with our Richmond & Virginia Beach lawyers.

We Leave No Stone Unturned when Investigating a Claim

In order to successfully prove that your injuries and damages are directly correlated to the other driver’s negligence and recklessness, certain evidence must be established. Essentially, it must be proven that the driver was intoxicated, the driver was intoxicated to an extent that it was unsafe to operate a vehicle, and that the driver failed to act in the best interest of public safety.

We diligently review all the necessary evidence in a drunk driving claim, which can include:

  • Police investigation
  • Accident reports
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Toxicology expert

Our Virginia drunk driving accident lawyers are listed in Best Lawyers in America® as well as in Virginia Super Lawyers® for our consistent, effective, and thorough trial work, and we are well known throughout the state for our fierce advocacy and expertise. They are well-versed in the laws surrounding drunk driving in Virginia and have skillfully handled numerous cases in this field. You can trust that they will advise you on the best route to take in the legal process.

Why Pursue a Personal Injury Claim after a Drunk Driving Accident?

A personal injury lawsuit is separate from criminal proceedings; it is meant to help the victim and his/her family recover compensation for damages sustained as a result of the accident. Drunk driving crashes tend to result in severe, catastrophic injuries or fatalities. The resulting damages for the victim and/or the victim’s family are often immense.

If you were injured in a drunk driving collision, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Immediate emergency medical treatment
  • Ambulance and hospital fees
  • Ongoing medical care, including physical rehabilitation therapy
  • Lost income/wages from time taken off work to receive medical attention
  • Reduced/lost earning ability if your injuries prevent you from returning to work
  • Non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, trauma, etc.
  • Punitive damages, meant to punish the negligent party

If your loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you may be able to pursue compensation for the following damages:

  • The cost of medical treatment preceding death
  • Emergency medical care expenses
  • Funeral/burial costs
  • Loss of expected future earnings
  • Loss of a loved one/loss of companionship
  • Emotional suffering

Depending on the circumstances involved in your accident, you may be able to recover compensation for these and/or other damages. Each case is different, which is why it is important that you speak to an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.

Free Evaluations with an Auto Accident Lawyer

We know you have a lot on your mind as you deal with the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. Let us take care of the legal aspect of your problems. With 150+ settlements and verdicts of over one million dollars, our Virginia drunk driving accident attorneys know how to achieve big results. We can exhaustively investigate all aspects of your case in order to make sure that you receive compensation that is tailor-fit to your needs and circumstances.

Our lawyers are known throughout Virginia for their fierce litigation and knowledgeable representation. We will not back down from standing up for your rights!

Call (888) 635-9500 to begin a free case evaluation.

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Experience The Breit Cantor Difference

  • Long tradition of success in court.
  • Over 300 years of combined legal experience.
  • Attorneys have been recognized among the most experienced trial lawyers in Virginia and the country.
  • Secured some of the largest settlements in Virginia history.
  • No recovery, no legal fee!
  • Leadership roles in the legal community.
  • Dedicated to providing our clients with the attention they deserve from start to finish.
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Irvin Cantor
    The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Irvin Cantor

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  • Best Law Firms 2019
    Best Law Firms 2019

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

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    The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Stephanie Grana

    The Best Lawyers in America list highlights the top legal talent in America and is selected using a peer-review process from thousands of leading attorneys.

  • Who's Who in American Law
    Who's Who in American Law

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  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

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  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers selects the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the state for their history of results, legal reputation, and trial ability.

  • Litigator Award
    Litigator Award

    Jeffrey Breit received the Litigator Award in 2014, which means he was ranked in the top 1% of all lawyers.

  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
    Virginia Business Legal Elite

    The Virginia Business “Legal Elite” designation honors the most skilled and ethical attorneys in Virginia in a variety of practice areas.

  • Best Law Firms 2018
    Best Law Firms 2018

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • AVVO Rating 10.0
    AVVO Rating 10.0

    AVVO is a rating system powered by legal colleagues and past clients who rate lawyers based on their effectiveness, skill, and ability to secure results. 10.0 is a perfect score

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    As members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, our lawyers actively seek to improve the practice of law as it affects our clients and their families.

  • Best Law Firms 2017
    Best Law Firms 2017

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

    Two of our firm's partners served as President of the 2,000-member VTLA, which seeks to uphold a high standard of legal practice while improving the fairness and quality of the law.

  • Best Law Firms - 2016
    Best Law Firms - 2016

    U.S. News selected our firm as one of the highest-rated, best performing law firms in the nation.

  • AAJ Master of Trial Law Jeffrey Breit
    AAJ Master of Trial Law Jeffrey Breit

    The Masters of Trial Law program honors AAJ Members who have shown dedication to their clients and commitment to the civil justice system through a rigorous curriculum of trial skills and legal specialty courses.

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