In the United States the leading cause of auto accidents is driver intoxication. According to figures released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 17,013 people were killed in 2003 due to alcohol related crashes in the United States – an average of one every 30 minutes. This figure represents forty percent (40%) of the 42,643 total traffic deaths. MADD also reported that the highest incidence of drunk driving related fatalities occurred during the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years Day.

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Victims injured by negligent drunk drivers face medical bills, loss of wages, physical pain, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. If injuries are severe or permanent, families suffer economic loss, mental anguish and the loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member. In the event of death, families are torn apart without any warning.

It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones. Selecting the right Sacramento accident attorney is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working to get fair compensation for your injuries.
Collision and Comprehensive Coverage

Collision insurance covers damage to your car caused when the car runs into something (such as a telephone pole), is run into by another vehicle, or flips over. Damage to car windows, whether in a collision or not, is usually covered by comprehensive insurance.

Comprehensive insurance protects you against damage to the car caused by something other than a collision. For example, if your car is stolen, damaged by someone trying to break in, or hit by a falling object, comprehensive covers it. Comprehensive insurance also covers damage to your car caused by fire or natural disaster—for instance, a flood, an earthquake, a tornado, or a hurricane.

If you were injured in an accident contact personal injury attorney in Sacramento John J. Moreno who will advise your of your rights and help you through this difficult process. Call today (916) 922-1233 to speak with a qualified attorney now.