Zealous Legal Representation Against Drunk Drivers
Helping You to Obtain the Full & Fair Compensation You Deserve
While being in an auto accident of any kind is frightening, being the victim of a drunk driving accident is even more so. Drivers who choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs pose a threat to everyone on the road, including pedestrians and property. They often take dangerous risks, including exceeding the speed limit, falling asleep at the wheel, or driving down a road the wrong way. In many cases, accidents caused by drunk drivers are critical or fatal.
Attorney James Dreyer, Jr., served as a prosecutor for the 12th Judicial Circuit here in Florida. As a prosecutor, he tried cases against drunk drivers and put them in jail. Now, James focuses on helping victims of drunk drivers and their families get the fair and maximum compensation they deserve.
What Will a Drunk Driving Accident Claim Cover?
A drunk driving accident claim is designed to cover a variety of damages, including but not limited to medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages, disability, funeral expenses if necessary, and emotional pain and suffering. What your individual accident claim covers or doesn’t cover depends largely on the unique facts of your case. An experienced Florida auto accident attorney can help you review the circumstances surrounding the accident and let you know what you might be able to expect from a claim.
Will Criminal Charges Be Filed Against the Intoxicated Driver?
In almost every case where a drunk driver has caused an automobile accident, the state is able to file criminal charges against them. Depending on the accident and the injuries that the driver has sustained (if any), the driver’s blood alcohol content will be measured at the scene of the accident with a breathalyzer, or at the hospital with a blood test. In addition to being responsible for the damages incurred by you and your loved ones, the driver may be subject to punishment, including jail time, fines, community service, and mandatory alcohol counseling.
How to Bring Forward an Injury Claim After a Drunk Driving Accident
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is important that you act as quickly as possible. Not only is there a statute of limitations on drunk driving accident claims, more and more evidence is lost as time goes on. Often, an accident scene will be purged of valuable evidence in the course of clean-up, leaving little for the plaintiff to use to support their case. By reaching out to an experienced drunk driving accident attorney in Florida immediately, you can take action to protect critical evidence and your rights.
Contact Dreyer & Dreyer Today
At Dreyer & Dreyer, we know how devastating being the victim of a drunk driving accident can be. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing caring, compassionate legal representation to families who have been injured by an intoxicated driver. Don’t let someone get away with hurting you or your loved ones — we can help you get the justice and the maximum compensation you deserve.
Call us today for a consultation to discuss your legal needs in detail at (941) 365-4357.