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People who choose to drive after drinking quickly convert their car or truck into a two-ton missile.  Study after study has shown that drunk driving not only increases the likelihood of an accident, but also the severity of the car crash.  While Virginia criminal law punishes these drivers for putting innocent people at risk, it does not make someone injured in an accident whole again.  The law firm of Weiner & Spivey does.  If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, please give us a call, 703-273-9500.

Someone who has been injured by a person who chose to drive after drinking needs her questions answered and help dealing with how to hold the drunk driver accountable.

Every day, all across Virginia, people get in their cars and drive when they have had too much to drink.  Every day, they put our lives, and the lives of our loved ones, in danger. 

Between 1997 and 2006, an average of 40% of the fatalities from motor vehicle accidents on our highways were caused by drunk drivers.  In 2005, Virginia ranked 19th highest in alcohol-related fatalities.  

Of course, none of those statistics makes any difference if it was your child who was killed by a drunk driver.

You may think that recovering money for the damages caused by a drunk driver would not be difficult.  After all, it should be no problem to prove the drunk driver was at fault.  If that’s what you think, you’d be wrong. 

Insurance companies fight just as hard defending drunk drivers as they do other at-fault drivers.  If you’ve been seriously injured by a drunk driver, you need a competent lawyer to help you get fair compensation.  Here’s what one of our clients had to say about her experience with the insurance company when she and her three-year-old daughter were injured by a drunk driver:

The insurance company for the drunk driver transferred my case from New York to Texas to George to Michigan and then back to Georgia again.  Whenever I called to check on the status of my claim, I always had to leave a message with the promise that someone would call me back within 48 hours – which rarely happened.  My own insurance company State Farm lost all the paperwork that I mailed to them, even though it was sent registered mail and signed for by State Farm.  When I called to inquire about it, I was informed that since the other driver was at fault, why was I bothering State Farm.  I eventually had to take everything to State Farm in person.  After about a month, I called State Farm to ask how much longer, since the statute of limitations was up in about three weeks.  The State Farm representative told me she had no idea how much longer it would take.

 
We filed the lawsuit on her behalf and settled the case the day before the trial was to start.  The insurance companies were trying to delay so she would miss the statute of limitations.

At Weiner, Spivey & Miller, we only represent individuals who have been injured through the fault of someone else, including people who have been injured by drunk drivers.   We believe it is important for injured people to have good information so they can make the best decisions.  Contact us through the website, http://www.wsminjurylaw.com, or send an email to [email protected].  You can also call us at 703-273-9500 or send a fax to 703-273-9505.  We answer your questions for free.

We serve clients across Northern Virginia, including the Counties of Fairfax, Alexandria, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, Stafford, Fauquier and the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, Haymarket, Dumfries, Quantico, Falls Church and Vienna, VA including Burke, Herndon, Centreville, Chantilly, Reston, Springfield, McLean, Great Falls and Burke Station.

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Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC
10605 Judicial Drive
Suite B6
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 273-9500
Fax: (703) 273-9505
Toll Free: 1-877-611-0605
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