Suing Florida Drunk Drivers

Suing Florida Drunk Drivers

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help you get your life back on track. Here are some of the questions you may have about obtaining the compensation you need:

Can I sue a drunk driver for causing an accident?

Fortunately, there are laws in place that allow those injured at the hands of a drunk driver to file a personal injury claim against them. To win a personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, proving a personal injury claim is not always easy, which is why the most important thing you can do is hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.

What can I do to prove my personal injury claim?

To prove your claim, you and your attorney may work to recover photographic or video evidence of the accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, medical documents, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements supporting your claim, and more. Do yourself a favor and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorneys as soon as you can.

What is a dram shop law?

Dram shop laws are made to hold negligent establishments or individuals accountable for serving somebody alcohol that should not be served. In Florida, the dram shop law in place states that any establishment that either sells alcohol to a minor or someone with a known drinking problem. If you were involved in a drunk driving accident because a bar or restaurant sold alcohol to a minor and then he or she crashed into you on the road afterward, there is a very good chance you can hold both the bar and the motorist responsible for the injuries you have sustained.

What is the statute of limitations in the state of Florida?

The statute of limitations in Florida is four years. Essentially, this means that you will have four years from the date of your injury to file a claim against a negligent drunk driver. Please do not put it off. The longer you wait, the harder it is to win, and if you wait past the four-year mark, you will be barred from suing altogether. The bottom line–do not wait. Our firm is here to help you.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Our firm understands the potential 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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