Personal injury attorney fighting for the rights of victims of drunk driving accidents in California

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Facing the aftermath of a DUI collision can feel like an insurmountable challenge, but rest assured, you do not have to face it alone. RTM Law stands as your ally, fiercely dedicated to advocating for victims of DUI accidents. Our team of highly skilled and award-winning drunk driving accident lawyers has a deep understanding of California’s DUI laws. 


We recognize the gravity of this situation and are committed to providing you with support throughout the legal process. Our compassionate approach coupled with our relentless pursuit of justice sets us apart. When you choose RTM Law, you are choosing more than just legal representation – you are choosing a team that will fight passionately on your behalf.

What Constitutes Drunk Driving
in California?

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited according to section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code. 


The law states that driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is considered illegal. However, there are additional regulations for specific groups. For minors, any BAC above 0.01% is prohibited, and for commercial driver’s license holders, the limit is set at 0.04% or higher. 


Note that for individuals under the age of 21 who drink and drive, any BAC level is considered illegal. These regulations aim to ensure the safety of all drivers on the road. It is crucial to always drive responsibly and avoid any form of impaired driving.

Drunk Driving Crash Statistics

DUI accidents pose a significant threat to public safety in the United States. On a daily basis, approximately 37 lives are tragically lost due to these preventable incidents. Shockingly, in 2021 alone, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities surged by 14%, resulting in a staggering 13,384 deaths. 


These alarming statistics highlight the urgent need for increased awareness and action to combat this issue. Additionally, it is worth noting that drunk driving accounts for around 30% of car accident-related fatalities in the state of California. 


Such data underscores the devastating impact of impaired driving and emphasizes the importance of implementing effective measures to address this ongoing problem.



Who Can Be Held Responsible
for Drunk Driving Accidents?

Several parties can be held responsible for drunk driving accidents:

  • The Drunk Driver: Primarily responsible for damages, injuries, or deaths.
  • Bar or Restaurant Owners: Can be held responsible if they served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person.
  • Social Hosts: Similar liability applies if they served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person.
  • Vehicle Owners: If they knowingly allowed an intoxicated individual to drive their car, leading to the auto accident
  • Employers: If the drunk driver was on the job when the accident occurred.

Penalties for DUI Accident
Injury in California

  • ✔ First-time DUI conviction can lead to up to 6 months in jail, fines, probation, and mandatory DUI programs.
  • ✔ BAC of 0.15% or higher or refusing chemical tests can result in additional penalties.
  • ✔ Multiple DUI convictions within 10 years lead to increased penalties, including license suspension and counseling.

Damages DUI Accident Victims Can Claim

DUI victims can claim various damages when filing a lawsuit against a drunk driver, such as:

Medical Expenses

Covers hospital bills, medication, therapy, and medical equipment.

Lost Income

Compensation for lost wages and future earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress.

Loss of Consortium

Addresses the deprivation of familial relationship benefits.

Punitive Damages

Awarded in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

Property Damage

Compensation for damage to vehicles or other property.

Wrongful Death

Available to family members in fatal accidents caused by a drunk driver.



Why Choose RTM Law
for Your DUI Accident Claim?

In-Depth Knowledge

Our experienced team specializes in navigating complex motor vehicle accident cases. We exclusively represent victims, ensuring justice and compensation.

Individualized Attention

We provide customized representation for each client, addressing unique concerns.

Stellar Success Rate

RTM Law’s California DUI accident attorney has won millions of dollars for DUI and drunk driving accident victims.

Client Testimonials

Hear firsthand from our satisfied clients about their experiences working with our California accident lawyers.

Based on 66 reviews
Spencer Shields
Spencer Shields
I was extremely thrilled with Ramin. His work ethic and professionalism made me feel very comfortable during my case. His punctuation was great and he was personable to talk with. I would highly recommend him as solid representation. Thank you so much 😊
Kayla Neff
Kayla Neff
My experience with RTM LAW was very good! I got into a car accident and sustained bodily injuries, and they were very helpfully and commutative during the entire process. They are very nice people and I would absolutely recommend them to any of my family and friends.
Lester Alvarez
Lester Alvarez
I recommend this group
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Dreaa xxo
I had a great experience working with RTM! Rina my case manager was the best, always worked overtime just to adhere to my needs. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends!
Wendy Diaz
Wendy Diaz
Highly recommend. Extremely satisfied with RTM Law and all the staff who helped in this case.
Michelle Manian
Michelle Manian
Ramin is a very kind understanding patient person who helped me with a situation. He gave me some great advice and insight. I found him via Google search, and I would recommend him. If you need legal advice, give him a call.
Jeff Fayngor
Jeff Fayngor
Amazing law firm. We work with RTM law on multiple cases and can say with certainty they are a solid firm. They always treat our clients right and fight for whats right. They are a no nonsense type of firm. If you need a fighter in your corner call RTM
Ramin Amindari
Ramin Amindari
I recently had the pleasure of working with Ramin and RTM LAW for my traffic accident case, and I must say that I am beyond impressed with their exceptional skills, professionalism, and dedication. Their expertise in handling my case was nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning, they patiently listened to my concerns, thoroughly assessed the details of my case, and provided me with clear and honest guidance throughout the entire process. All my injuries were addressed and taken care of promptly and professionally. They were incredibly responsive addressing all of my questions and concerns. I never felt left in the dark, as they kept me informed about every step and development. Their personalized approach made me feel like more than just a client; Rina was basically my personal assistant and would answer my call or email at anytime of the day when any minor or major question and issue arose. I felt supported and understood throughout the entire process. Ramin and RTM Law are outstanding attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication make them a true asset. If you find yourself in an auto collision and need a personal injury attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Ramin and RTM Law because they will provide you with the highest level of legal representation, support, and guidance.

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California DUI Accident Attorney: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

Do I need to hire an injury lawyer as a victim of a DUI accident case in California?

While not legally required, hiring an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer significantly increases your chances of receiving financial compensation. They understand the nuances of the law and can effectively advocate for your rights. Insurance providers will offer victims some money, but this amount will surely be a far cry from what they deserve after their suffering. An expert drunk driving accident attorney siding with victims can get 10x or more compensation, in addition to the best medical care available.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after a DUI accident?

Throughout California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally two years from the date of the accident. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure all deadlines are met.

How can an injury attorney help injured victims of drunk drivers?

A California DUI accident lawyer can provide crucial legal advice, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Their aim is to secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses.

Does RTM Law offer DUI defense services?

No, we don’t. Our law firm represents only the VICTIMS of drivers facing drunk driving offenses and DUI charges. At RTM Law, our mission is to ensure that victims receive the justice and compensation they need and deserve.

Will my California drunk driving accident case go to trial?

Most DUI accident cases are settled out of court. However, if a fair agreement cannot be reached, your lawyer may recommend going to trial. At RTM Law, we prepare every case as if it’s going to trial to ensure the best possible outcome.

What if the person driving under the influence was uninsured?

If you’re hit by an uninsured drunk driver, you may still be able to receive compensation through your own insurance policy’s uninsured motorist coverage. A skilled DUI injury lawyer can guide you through this process.

What is the potential settlement value of a California DUI case with injury?

The settlement value of a DUI case with injury in California varies greatly depending on the specifics of each case. For minor injuries, settlements typically range between $20,000 to $50,000. However, settlements involving serious injuries can exceed $1,000,000.

What if the DUI crash resulted in a fatality?

In cases of a DUI causing a death, settlements can range from $500,000 to several million dollars. The wide range is due to various factors, including the age and earning potential of the victim, the circumstances of the incident, and the specific laws in the jurisdiction where it occurred.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Bakersfield, CA

✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA

✔ Irvine, CA
✔ Laguna Beach, CA

✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA

✔ San Bernardino, CA
✔ San Clemente, CA

✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Visalia, CA

✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

Call a California DUI Accident Lawyer to Fight For Victims of Drunk Drivers.
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If you’re a victim of a DUI accident in California, RTM Law is here to support you. Our team of personal injury lawyers understands the challenges you face due to the recklessness of intoxicated drivers. We are committed to securing justice and the compensation you rightfully deserve. 


We want you to focus on your recovery and peace of mind. This is why we won’t charge any attorney fees until we win your case. 


Call now for a free consultation with our award-winning California DUI lawyers.