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Drunk Driving with Injury

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.