Drivers who are legally intoxicated and who cause an accident can easily
cause injuries to the other driver and passengers. The Florida Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles stated in 2009 that just over 1,000
drivers were killed in such accidents—roughly 3 fatalities per day.
About 40% of all fatal accidents in the state involve a drunk driver. For
those injured in drunk driving accidents, filing a personal injury claim
can be a means of recovering the financial compensation to cover the costs
of your medical bills and property damage.
Don’t be a victim—speak with an attorney today!
Drunk driving accidents can cause catastrophic injuries such as broken
bones, brain injuries, paralysis and other harm. These injuries can necessitate
prolonged hospitalization, physical therapy, and other medical attention
and a full recovery may not be possible.
In Florida, drunk driving can result in months of jail time and a $2,000
fine for a first offense and drunk drivers who cause an accident and serious
injuries result can also be subjected to additional civil liability in
the form of punitive damages under state law.
Insurance companies may attempt to contact you in order to pressure you
into accepting an early settlement offer after you are hit by a drunk
driver. Typically, however, these offers are far less than what you deserve
and do not accurately reflect the seriousness of your injuries. If you
accept such an offer, you could be signing away your chance at pursuing
further compensation later on.
Consult with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney before speaking
with any insurance company or the defendant’s attorney so you protect
your right to compensation at all times. Let our family help you and your family.
Speak with Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. for legal counsel and representation
when you are hurt in a drunk driving accident.