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Getting Justice For Drunk Driving Victims

There are more than 300,000 drunk drivers out on the road every day in the United States according to recent statistics. It has been estimated that these drivers cause around 28 deaths every day and injure hundreds more.

When you look at those numbers, it’s not surprising that 2 out of 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related accident at some point in their lives.

While it is one thing to think about statistics, it is another thing to actually experience it happening to you or a loved one out on the road. Since these drivers often end up breaking the speed limit, the individuals and surrounding structures they end up colliding with often take on a heavy amount of damage and severe injuries.

This can end up costing thousands of dollars to repair the physical damage of an alcohol related car accident, but no amount of money can fully repair the trauma and disabilities that drunk driving victims are forced to live with daily.

If you or a loved one has recently suffered in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you deserve to receive justice and financial compensation for your injuries.

Personal Injury Claims and Drunk Driving Victims

If you or a loved one was injured by someone driving under the influence, you are entitled to a personal injury claim. This kind of claim will allow you financial compensation for your medical care, therapy, and wages lost during the accident and while in recovery, along with any future wages you may lose as a result of your injuries. In short, a personal injury claim will help reimburse you financially for any damages caused to you as a result of the actions and neglect of a liable third party.

Seeking Justice after a Drunk Driving Accident

While receiving financial compensation is an important part of personal injury claims, a good lawyer will advise you to file for punitive damages as well.

Why is filing for punitive damages important?

Personal injury claims are in place to serve the personal needs of the victim after an accident. However, filing for punitive damages means that the third party, who are at fault for your injuries, will be penalized for their actions.

In other words, this will ensure that what happened to you will not happen to someone else.

Failing to file for punitive damages means allowing this individual to continue on their way with little punishment for what they did nor will any measures be put in place to prevent the incident from happening again. Though it is possible that the individual in question will see the ‘error of their ways’ and never drink and drive again, you should not put your faith in that kind of assumption.

Additionally, punitive damages will exceed what traditional insurance will cover and will force the individual to have to pay for your compensation out of pocket. While it may seem mean, it will help ensure that they are fully punished for what they did.

How to Begin the Process

In order for the insurance company or responsible individual to steer clear of these heavy costs, they will do whatever possible to disprove your case. Even if all the evidence is on your side, trying to go up against them in court alone can end up working against you.

That is why you need the help of a personal injury lawyer!

Our lawyers at , Goldman, Babboni, and Walsh have over 100 years of combined personal injury experience and are dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve after a drunk driving accident.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

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