Janesville Personal Injury Lawyer Steve Caya Offers Unique Representation for Those Injured in Alcohol Related Crashes
Wisconsin has the highest rate of drivers operating a vehicle while impaired in the US. When one is the victim of a drunk driving accident, he or she needs a personal injury attorney to help get the compensation deserved.
Janesville, WI (I-Newswire) January 19, 2013 - According to the CDC, more than 10,000 people were killed in 2010 as the result of drunk driving accidents. This accounts for almost one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the country for that year which works out to one death every 48 minutes, but doesn't account for those injured in a drunk driving accident. When one is the victim of a drunk driving accident, attorney Steve Caya states, he or she needs to retain the services of a personal injury attorney in Wisconsin immediately.
Statistics maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation show Wisconsin has the highest rate of drivers operating a vehicle while impaired. In a survey conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services which was released in 2009, over 26% of adults in the state admitted that they had driven while under the influence of alcohol at least once during the previous twelve months. This same year, 238 people were killed in the state in an alcohol-related crash while 40% of all motorcycle fatalities involved alcohol.
"What many are surprised to learn is that Wisconsin law doesn't automatically allow the fact that one was driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated to be admitted into a civil case. The only time this is admissible is when it has been shown the level of intoxication played a role in the accident. Experts are needed to provide this evidence," Mr. Caya explains. "Having handled a number of cases involving such experts, I will be happy to assist victims to ensure they obtain the necessary representation."
Furthermore, those injured in an alcohol related accident may be entitled to punitive damages, especially in cases where the driver has a history of this behavior. Pursuing punitive damages requires an experienced accident lawyer in Wisconsin as these cases tend to be very complex and often involve disputes over whether punitive charges are covered by insurance. Mr. Caya continues, "I can properly interpret language in insurance policies to ensure a client gets what he or she is due. When one has been injured due to the fault of another, the goal is to get his or her life back to normal or as close as can be achieved in the shortest time possible. I strive to achieve that goal for every client. Visit www.injurylawyerwi.com to learn more about how I can be of assistance in cases of this type."
About Steve Caya
Personal injury attorney Steve Caya will protect a victim's rights with insurance companies and seek More.. fair and full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Steve Caya has been named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is one of only 80 Wisconsin lawyers invited to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.Less..
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Published On:January 19, 2013
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