In an instant, your life can change forever if you or a loved one were involved in a drunk driving accident. If critical injury or death occurred, the accident will have an impact on your entire family. Support groups are often a good way to recover emotionally after an accident.
Fortunately, Massachusetts has resources available for victims, and their family. MOVA, which is the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance provides a database of available services. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) also offers services to victim’s families all over the country and has chapters in New Hampshire as well. While these resources can help with emotional support, the financial devastation of these accidents are equally problematic for victims and their family.
Financial Costs After a Drunk Driving Accident
While these resources are helpful for emotional support, the financial costs are often overwhelming. Even for families who have sufficient insurance, the out-of-pocket costs can exceed insurance limitations. If the injured person was a breadwinner in the family, the financial burden may be even more difficult to deal with. Insurance companies tend to minimize their risk by denying claims; this is assuming the at-fault driver has the proper insurance.
Drunk driving accidents can result in serious financial hardship; expenses resulting from an accident include vehicle repair or replacement, medical care, and in cases of wrongful death, funeral and burial expenses. Indirect costs often include loss of wages, loss of assistance with household duties, and loss of child care. The emotional impact for victims of drunk driving accidents can often be eased through victims’ advocates, or through family, friends, and clergy. The financial impact is far more challenging to deal with.
Recovering Financially After a Drunk Driving Accident
When insurance companies are dragging their feet and your expenses are out of control, you need financial relief. Whether you or a loved one are hospitalized, recovering from critical injuries, or a loved one has passed away, the person responsible for the injuries may be financially liable. A personal injury attorney who handles drunk driving accident cases, including wrongful death can help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
We understand that money cannot make up for the emotional losses you have suffered; however, we can help you recover financially from an accident. We can also make sure that those who suffered injuries in the accident are getting the medical care they need. Our team has extensive experience dealing with auto accidents, and we will do everything possible to help you through the process of recovering your financial losses.
When you or a loved one has been injured, or the unthinkable has occurred and you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Mazow | McCullough, PC. Call us for a free consultation at 978-744-8000 and see what difference the right lawyer can make.