This New Year’s, many people made the mistake of driving while intoxicated. This is unacceptable and entirely unsafe, as well as illegal. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about drunk driving accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been injured in an accident with a drunk driver. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
As long as our firm can prove that you were injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid personal injury claim against that drunk driver. To learn more about what you should do after being involved in an accident with a drunk driver, watch the video below.
Does Florida have a dram shop law?
Florida does have a dram shop law in place. This law essentially states that all those who’ve been injured by drunk drivers have a right to sue the establishment that served the drunk driver under certain circumstances. For example, if you can prove that the establishment served an individual who was either under the age of 21 or is “habitually addicted” to alcohol, and that person later caused your accident, you may file a third-party lawsuit against the establishment, as well as a standard personal injury claim against the driver.
How long will I have to sue for a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Florida?
If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations, which is the timeframe by which all those who’ve been wrongfully injured will have to sue the liable party. The statute of limitations in Florida is, traditionally, four years, which means that you must take action within four years of the date of your accident. If you wait any longer than four years, there is a very good chance that you will permanently lose your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Speak with us today.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.