Drunk Driving Accidents
Despite ongoing efforts to crack down on negligent motorists, drunk drivers continue to cause serious motor vehicle accidents throughout Florida and across the country. If you have been struck and injured in an accident caused by a motorist who was drunk or under the influence of drugs, you deserve an advocate who will protect your interests.
At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we are those advocates. We are proud to serve victims of auto accidents who have suffered unfairly because of irresponsible drivers.
Can You Sue a Drunk Driver in Florida?
While most people associate drunk driving laws with criminal proceedings, the law also allows those affected by drunk driving accidents to bring injury claims in civil court. Even if the driver was not found guilty in criminal court, a judge may find them legally responsible for damages.
Under Florida’s dram shop laws, establishments that serve alcohol may share legal responsibility for accidents caused by their patrons. A thorough investigation is important to determine whether these laws apply to your case and determine the best course of action to maximize your potential recovery. The sooner you retain a knowledgeable car accident attorney, the better your chances of maximizing your compensation after an accident.
You’ve Already Paid for Someone Else’s Negligence. Don’t Do It Twice.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
If you were struck and injured by an impaired driver, you have already paid a price. Your physical pain and emotional trauma are unfair costs of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You should not have to pay again in the form of medical bills or lost wages.
After a serious accident, you have plenty to worry about. Don’t worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer. We handle personal injury matters on contingency, which means we collect attorney fees only if we recover compensation for you.
At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we have decades of experience holding impaired drivers accountable for the harm they have caused. To schedule a free consultation and get your questions answered, please contact us in Melbourne at 321-725-5638 or 800-479-3032 toll free.