Knowledgeable Palm Desert Lawyer Handles Auto Accident Injury Claims and DUI Defense

Astute California attorney offers thorough and compassionate representation in cases arising from car crashes

The aftermath of an auto accident can be traumatic for everyone involved. At Dale Gribow Attorney at Law in Palm Desert, I understand the potential legal challenges that injury victims and motorists accused of driving under the influence may face. Accordingly, my firm helps both car accident victims and drivers charged with DUI across California pursue positive results. As a highly skilled litigator and negotiator, I know how to resolve complex legal issues efficiently and effectively, and strongly advocate for my clients during every stage of their case. Whether you were charged with felony DUI, suffered a career-ending head injury or have questions about your legal rights following a collision, I will carefully review the circumstances of your accident and determine the best route to achieving your desired outcome.

What types of compensation could you receive for an auto accident injury?

A serious car crash can leave you with severe physical injuries and emotional trauma, as well as substantial damage to your vehicle. It can be a struggle to recover from a serious accident without payment to cover medical bills and other expenses stemming from the crash. If you can show that another driver was fully, or even partially, at fault for the accident, you may have a legal claim for compensation. An experienced attorney can accurately assess the merits of your case and determine the full extent of your losses. Examples of the types of compensation motor accident victims may be entitled to recover include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

I have a track record of successfully negotiating fair settlements and obtaining positive results through litigation for my clients. No matter your situation, I will develop legal strategies that increase your chance to obtain the payment you deserve.

What factors can turn a misdemeanor DUI into a felony offense?

If you were charged with a DUI following a car accident, the potential consequences could last long beyond the initial shock of impact. Every DUI charge should be taken seriously, including first-time offenses, but this is especially true if your DUI was charged as a felony. California prosecutors can elevate a DUI charge to a felony offense if one of the following is true:

  • A person was injured
  • You have three or more DUI or reckless driving convictions in the past ten years
  • You have a prior felony DUI conviction

A felony-level DUI can mean years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, years of probation and the loss of your license. I am skilled at attacking prosecution arguments and will consider every available legal option to protect your rights.

Contact a proven California auto accident law firm today to discuss your case

At Dale Gribow Attorney at Law, I know how to get favorable results for my clients and assist injured auto accident victims, as well as motorists accused of DUI, across California. Please call 760-837-7500 or contact me online to schedule a strategic consultation at my Palm Desert office.