DUI Accidents in Florida
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in Florida as it is in every state. Unfortunately, in many DUI accidents, the driver who choose to drive under the influence walks away from the accident without any injuries at all while other drivers and passengers are severely injured. Florida personal injury laws hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and choices. A drunk driver or drugged driver who causes an automobile accident can be charged with a crime; however, the driver can also be held legally liable for any damages resulting from the DUI accident.
As in all motor vehicle accident claims, you must first prove that the driver was at fault for the accident in order to receive compensation for your injuries. Simply proving that the driver received a ticket and/or was convicted of driving under the influence is not sufficient to prove that the driver is responsible for your injuries. Therefore, consulting with an experienced DUI accident attorney as soon as possible is in your best interest. An attorney with experience handling DUI accidents in Florida understands what steps to take to prove fault and establish liability so that you can receive compensation for your losses and damages.
What Damages Can I Receive From A DUI Accident Claim?
DUI accidents in Florida are treated like all other motor vehicle accidents with regard to the type of damages an accident victim can receive. Examples of damages you may be entitled to receive include:
- Compensation for your lost wages and income
- Compensation for loss of earning capacity and/or future lost wages
- Compensation for all medical expenses including any future medical expenses
- Compensation physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish
- Compensation for permanent disability, disfigurement, and scarring
- Compensation for property damage and other out-of-pocket expenses
The exact amount and type of compensation you may be eligible to receive from DUI accidents in Florida will vary depending on the facts and circumstances of your accident and injury. Our DUI accident lawyers will explain compensation in further detail and discuss your specific claim during your free case evaluation.
Contact an Experienced Attorney for DUI Accidents in Florida
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