Palm Beach Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
We Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Throughout the State of Florida
Accidents and deaths due to drunk driving have decreased in Florida in the past few years, but driving while intoxicated is still a major cause of automobile accidents and injuries. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2018, there were 5,083 crashes involving alcohol-impaired driving, and as a result of these accidents, almost 3,000 people suffered injuries and 370 were fatally injured.
These innocent victims can suffer physically, emotionally, mentally and financially for years to come. Their families also suffer from loss and emotional trauma, for their lives are forever changed.
If you or a family member has been injured in a drunk driving accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys of the Boyers Law Group want to help. We strive to aid families affected by drunk driving accident injuries and hold the drivers accountable for the damages they have caused. We have successfully litigated and obtained substantial compensation for the victims of drunk driving accidents and their families in cases throughout Florida and are committed to ensuring that you are compensated fully and fairly for your accident-related expenses, pain, and suffering.
Florida Drunk Driving Injury Accident Lawsuits
Alcohol-impaired drivers who cause serious accident injuries or death can be held accountable in both criminal and civil court. Under Florida law, drunk driving that causes serious injuries is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Drunk driving that causes a fatality (DUI manslaughter) is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. In addition, the court can make offenders pay the victim restitution.
Unfortunately, restitution in criminal court is usually insufficient to compensate accident victims fully and fairly, and the court often does not hold all potentially liable parties accountable for their negligence. Therefore, consulting with experienced Florida accident attorneys about your legal options is in your best interest.
At Boyers Law, our experienced accident attorneys will obtain the specific evidence necessary to succeed with a civil lawsuit and hold all responsible parties accountable. We know a thorough investigation of an accident does not end with the drunk driver. For example, bars, restaurants, nightclubs or liquor stores that sell alcohol to someone who is underage or known to be addicted to alcohol are liable for any resulting harm that individual causes. Similarly, the owner of the vehicle the drunk driver was using can also be held responsible. At Boyers Law Group, we will do everything in our power to maximize your recovery by holding all the parties who contributed to the accident accountable.
We investigate thoroughly and litigate aggressively to make sure you obtain the full compensation you deserve. Compensation often includes existing and future medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, impaired capacity to enjoy life, scarring and disfigurement, disability or physical impairment, loss of consortium and punitive damages, among other types of damages recoverable under Florida law.
Experienced Palm Beach Drunk Driving Injury Accident Attorneys Can Help You
If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work diligently on building a strong case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Let’s schedule your FREE consultation to discuss how we will put our many years of experience, skills and resources to work helping you achieve substantial compensation for your drunk driving accident injury.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2019). Crash dashboard.