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Florida Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Did a drunk driver hit you? You have recourse through the civil justice system.

The dangers of drinking and driving have been well-documented for decades. Thousands of people are injured and killed by drunk drivers each year. That’s why strict laws exist concerning drinking and driving in Florida and other states.

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    Even so, some drivers still risk everyone’s lives on the road by driving under the influence of alcohol. They cause rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, and other serious types of car crashes. Hit-and-run accidents caused by drunk drivers also often occur as well.

    That's why drunk driving accidents remain one of the most common driver error accidents. And when these drivers crash into another car, they need to be held accountable for causing such serious car accidents.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver in Central Florida, our drunk driving accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. want to help. We know how the legal system works here and are eager to help you make things right.

    Understanding your rights

    Driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida is a serious crime. Victims of Florida DUI accidents can also pursue financial compensation in civil court. Compensation for being hit by a drunk driver can include money for:

    • Medical expenses
    • Vehicle replacement or repair costs
    • Lost income
    • Lost future income
    • Pain and suffering

    However your accident affected you and your family, we're here to help you get your life back on track. One of our Central Florida drunk driving accident lawyers can work with you to hold the driver accountable for their actions.

    In Florida, over 25% of roadway deaths are caused by drunk drivers. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    What to do after a drunk driving accident

    It’s critical that you take certain steps right away to protect your rights if you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Such steps include:

    • Call the police or ask someone at the scene of your crash to do so.
    • Stay in your vehicle until the police arrive. Drunk drivers can be dangerous and aggressive.
    • Seek immediate medical attention. If necessary, go to a hospital emergency room.
    • Get the other driver’s information from the investigating police officer.
    • See a doctor soon after your accident, even if a medical professional examined you at the scene. Many injuries, including whiplash and concussions, take days to develop.
    • Get a copy of your official car accident report. You can get it from the records department at the police station (for a fee). Your attorney can also obtain it for you and help you set the record straight if anything is inaccurate.
    • Call a car accident lawyer with experience representing victims of drunk driving crashes. The sooner you have an attorney handling your case, the better.

    How to sue a drunk driver

    In many cases, the best way to get the money you rightfully deserve is to file a drunk driving accident lawsuit. So how do you sue a drunk driver? First, your drunk driving accident attorney needs to find evidence supporting your case. Such evidence can include your accident report, statements from witnesses, and traffic camera footage.

    Many times, the evidence proves that the drunk driver was at fault. Based on the evidence, you might also be able to file a drunk driving lawsuit against other parties, such as the liquor store or bar that sold alcohol to the drunk driver that caused your collision. Such cases are known as “dram shop claims.”

    Your lawyer can then file a lawsuit on your behalf in the appropriate court, which may vary depending on the circumstances. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced Florida drunk driving accident attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options.

    Our drunk driving accident attorneys can help you

    You might think you don’t need a lawyer if a drunk driver crashes into your car. But so many legal issues can arise after an accident. For example, the other driver might deny being drunk or challenge the Breathalyzer results or another test administered by police to determine if the driver was under the influence.

    And it’s always important to remember that the police do not work for you. Their job is to determine why an accident happened, not whether you are fairly compensated for your crash. That’s our job. And as your attorney, we will work tirelessly to make sure you receive the money you deserve.

    Find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. We have four offices conveniently located in Central Florida. And if you can't come to us, we can come to you - whether it's your hospital room, your home or another convenient location.

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      Tavares Office
      205 E Burleigh Blvd Tavares, FL 32778
      Phone:(352) 343-7400
      Inverness Office
      508 W Main St #101 Inverness, FL 34450
      Phone:(352) 637-3900
      The Villages Office
      8564 E County Rd 466 #204A
      The Villages, FL 32162
      Phone:(352) 753-2833
      Clermont Office
      Clermont OfficeAddress Clermont OfficeAddress
      Phone:(352) 394-1312