Miami Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
We Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Throughout the State of Florida
Although the number of accidents and deaths due to drunk driving have decreased in Florida in the past few years, driving while intoxicated is still a major cause of automobile accidents. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2017, 5,125 crashes in the state were alcohol-related. 350 of these crashes resulted in 374 deaths.
Drunk driving accidents can be life-changing for those who are injured by an alcohol-impaired driver. These innocent victims can suffer physically, emotionally, mentally and financially for years to come. Their families also suffer from loss and emotional trauma.
At the Boyers Law Group, we strive to help families affected by drunk driving accident injuries and hold the drivers accountable for the damages they have caused. If you or a family member has been injured in a drunk driving accident, we want to make sure you are compensated fully and fairly for your accident-related expenses, pain, and suffering. We have successfully litigated and obtained substantial compensation for the victims of drunk driving accidents and their families in cases throughout Florida, and want to help you.
Florida Drunk Driving Injury Accident Lawsuits
Under Florida law, drunk drivers who cause serious accident injuries or death can be held accountable in criminal as well as civil court. Drunk driving that causes serious injuries is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Under Florida Statute 316.193, the crime of DUI manslaughter is a second degree felony and the offender may face up to fifteen years in prison. The court can also make offenders pay the victim restitution.
Unfortunately, restitution in criminal court is typically inadequate to fully and justly compensate victims of negligence and often fails to hold all potentially liable parties accountable. Therefore, consulting with an experienced Florida accident attorney about your options is in your best interest. As your attorneys in a civil lawsuit, we will obtain the specific evidence necessary to succeed with your claim and make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Damages often include 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 recoverable damages.
A thorough investigation of the crash does not end with the drunk driver. When bars, restaurants, nightclubs or liquor stores sell alcohol to someone who was underage or known to be addicted to alcohol they 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. A case is not complete until all the parties who contributed to an accident are held accountable.
Get the Help You Need from Experienced Miami Drunk Driving Injury Accident Attorneys
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 to achieve substantial compensation for your drunk driving accident injury.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2018). Trash crash facts. Annual Report 2017. http://firesportal.com/Pages/Public/DHSMVPublishedDocuments; Florida Statutes.