A Full Night Of Partying Could Leave You With A Lawsuit
It is not uncommon for friends, co-workers, or even family members to go out for a night on the town every once in a while. Heck, many people do the deed more often than that. After all, there are plenty of nightclubs and bars in Florida, and the night scene always seems to be popping. However, it is of the utmost importance for the individual to use their best judgment and not get behind the wheel impaired. Failing to do so can lead to drastic consequences.
For one, drunk driving can leave a person in trouble with the law. If he or she gets caught, which happens more often than one might think, they are likely to spend at least a night in jail. Persons can be charged with DUIs or DWIs. Then, they will pay a ton of money on bail, new skyrocketing insurance premiums, court costs, and other legal fees. However, worse things can occur.
The impaired driver could strike a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcycle rider, or a passenger vehicle. If such a disaster transpires, the drunk operator may not even remember the event, but that doesn't make them any less guilty. Unfortunately, the people that get hit are left with severe injuries, and sometimes, they even die. According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2017, there were 5,125 alcohol confirmed crashes across the state.
The research also shows that 3,035 people sustained injuries in those collisions. Additionally, another 374 persons lost their lives. Therefore, as everyone can see, these matters are not to be taken lightly. When an individual is lucky enough to walk away from the event with their life intact, some of the common injuries they may receive include but are not limited to...
• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Partial Or Full Paralysis
• Internal Bleeding
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
Recovering Is Expensive
After getting hit by a drunk driver, a victim regularly has to pay for things such as an ambulance ride, ER visit, and surgery. As if those costs aren't enough, the individual will probably have prescriptions, physical therapy, and doctor bills for their extended medical needs too. Not to mention, they likely are not able to work during this recovery period, which means they have no money flowing into their bank account. Hence, it can be difficult for them to pay for their regular expenses like rent and car note.
Hold The Responsible Party Accountable
Impaired driving is considered a negligent act. Thus, if you or your loved one sustain injuries due to another person's negligence, you may be entitled to fair compensation. Our lawyers are here and ready to help. They have the experience and know-how to navigate Florida's complex legal system.
Together, the attorneys have a combined 100-years of experience. The initial case review is free, and you only pay if compensation is recovered. The team will build a strong case via witness testimonies, security camera footage, police reports, and more. So, don't delay any longer. Instead, contact the office and schedule an appointment today.