Drunk Driving Accidents
Proven Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving remains a leading cause of preventable injury and death on American roadways. Although alcohol-related wrecks claim the lives of 28 people across the country each day – and more than 13,000 lives each year – statistics make it clear that people still choose to get behind the wheel while impaired. Fortunately for victims harmed by negligent drunk drivers, as well as motorists who drive under the influence of drugs, our civil justice system protects their right to justice and compensation for their damages.
At Ovadia Law Group, our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys fight for victims across Florida who have been harmed by negligent drivers, including those who make the egregiously careless decision to drive impaired. Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies who represent at-fault motorists, and leverage our insight and resources to help clients pursue the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Injured by a drunk driver? Call (561) 513-5519 for a FREE consultation.
DUI Victims Have Rights
Any reasonable person knows drunk driving is an illegal, negligent, and highly careless act that places others in danger. As such, motorists who drive while under the influence fail to uphold their legal obligation of safely operating a motor vehicle, and can be held liable for the injuries and damages they cause victims in preventable car accidents.
By pursing a personal injury case, victims harmed by drunk drivers have the opportunity to make a financial recovery for the damages they suffered, which may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional injuries
Although DUI victims have rights to recover their damages, these recoveries are never automatic, nor are there any guarantees that compensation will be fair and fit for their needs. This is largely due to insurance companies that defend against claims and do everything in their power to limit payouts to victims – their concerns prioritize profits over people. As such, it becomes critical that victims work with attorneys who have the experience and resources to level the playing field with insurers and fight for the maximum compensation possible. That is precisely what we do at Ovadia Law Group.
Criminal & Civil Proceedings
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense in the state of Florida, and drivers who cause accidents while impaired can be arrested and charged in criminal court. Victims should understand that while drunk drivers may face criminal charges and penalties, these criminal proceedings will not provide the type of compensation they need to make a full recovery of their damages.
In order to pursue the financial compensation you deserve as a victim, you will need to pursue a personal injury case against the drunk driver. Personal injury cases are handled by the civil justice system, which are separate proceedings from any criminal case involving the drunk driver who caused your wreck. During these difficult times, our legal team goes above and beyond in our efforts to guide you through the process and to advocate on your behalf at all stages.
Discuss Your Case During a FREE Consultation
No victim of a drunk driver should be forced to bear the burden of their physical, financial, and emotional burdens. Following a DUI accident, victims can take steps to protect their rights by speaking immediately to proven attorneys like those at Ovadia Law Group. Our Boca Raton legal team is readily available to help, and can discuss your particular accident, rights, and potential case during a free consultation. Contact us to speak with a member of our team.