Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers
This article was first published November 4th, 2010. Some of the laws may have changed since this that date.
Lawyers for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
In 2005 in Florida, 1,471 people died in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. That represents 42 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year. Fatal accidents that involved drivers who were legally drunk, that is, with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, took 1,023 lives. Every one of them was a wrongful death.
Drunk driving accident victims who survive the ordeal are often left with serious, permanent injuries such as brain injury, or spinal cord injury.
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If you or a member of your family was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, please contact an attorney at The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando, Florida, today.
As a prosecutor, our founder, Attorney William D. Umansky, handled thousands of DUI cases and worked to put drunk drivers behind bars. Today he strives to obtain justice for the victims of drunk driving accidents in civil court. Whether through verdict or settlement, our lawyers are dedicated to helping drunk driving accident victims win full and fair financial compensation.
Our Orlando personal injury attorneys understand that many drunk driving accident victims are frustrated that drunk drivers seem to go unpunished or ignore their license suspensions. They drink, drive, and injure innocent people time and again.
Pursuing those Responsible for Your Injury
We help clients understand that drunken drivers and other liable parties, such as a bar or restaurant that over served them alcohol, can be sued for monetary damages in civil court. A drunk driver can be found negligent in civil court even if he or she was not convicted of a DWI in criminal court.
If the driver was convicted of drunk driving, we can pursue punitive damages in addition to general damages for your injury such as compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
We are effective courtroom attorneys who will gladly take your case before a jury if that is the best way to win justice for you.
If you are a drunk driving accident victim, please contact us today for a free consultation.