September marks National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
Hence, the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A. would like to shine a light on the complex intersection of substance addiction recovery and personal injury law.
Our goal is to increase awareness of the role our legal system plays in protecting victims, and to show how recovery from addiction can impact legal decisions and outcomes.
The Intersection of Substance Addiction and Personal Injury
A significant number of personal injury cases have some connection to substance abuse.
Whether it’s a drunk driving accident, or an assault by an intoxicated individual, the relationship between substance addiction and personal injury is undeniable. People suffering from addiction may inadvertently inflict harm upon themselves or others, leading to serious personal injury cases.
As personal injury attorneys, our job is to advocate for those who have been harmed due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. Often, the ‘others’ may be individuals battling substance addiction. In some cases, businesses like bars and restaurants might also be held liable under certain state’s “dram shop” laws if they served alcohol to someone who was clearly intoxicated and subsequently caused an accident.
Personal Injury Claims and Substance Addiction Recovery
September’s National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month serves as a reminder of the struggles many people face in their journey to sobriety. For some, this journey may involve a personal injury lawsuit, either as a plaintiff or a defendant. In both scenarios, recovery can play a significant role.
As a Plaintiff:
For victims of accidents caused by those under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the road to recovery can be arduous. Mounting medical expenses, lost wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering are all significant burdens. As your personal injury attorneys, we tirelessly work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to support your recovery process.
As a Defendant:
Individuals on their recovery journey who find themselves as defendants in a personal injury lawsuit may face significant legal consequences. However, their proactive steps towards recovery could influence case outcomes. Courts might take into consideration the efforts made towards rehabilitation when adjudicating cases.
Addiction, Rehabilitation, and the Legal Process
Personal injury law isn’t just about retribution, it’s also about justice and, sometimes, rehabilitation.
For defendants with substance addiction, the legal process can be a wake-up call leading to a path of recovery.
Personal injury suits can serve as a catalyst for individuals to seek help and commit to rehabilitation.
Final Thoughts: A Few Words from Graver Law
During National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A. recognizes all those who are working tirelessly to break free from the chains of addiction. The road to recovery may be long and fraught with challenges, but with the right support, a brighter, healthier future is achievable.
Consequently, as a plaintiff’s firm, we only represent the victims or injured parties. Therefore, we are here to provide legal support and guidance to anyone who has been injured by another due to substance-related incidents. Our team believes in justice, recovery, and the possibility of a better future for all.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s substance abuse, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to help you navigate these challenging circumstances.
Contact us today at: 888-Graver-3/561-228-7820 or www.graverlaw.com