Drunk driving is one of the most unsafe things a person can do. However, drunk driving is far more common than any of us would like to think. Those who are unfortunate enough to share a road with a drunk driver may be involved in an accident, and therefore injured as a result. Since drunk driving is negligent behavior, most people seek financial compensation to help them cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, or any other damages they may have incurred at the hands of a drunk driver. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options in the months or years to come:
How can I sue a drunk driver?
As with any personal injury claim, you must hire an attorney who can help prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Drunk driving is among the most dangerous forms of driver negligence, alongside speeding, distracted driving, and driving while drowsy or fatigued. If you are injured as a result of a drunk driver’s negligence, you stand a very good chance of recovering the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
How can an attorney help me win my claim?
When you hire an attorney familiar with the personal injury claims process, you stand a far better chance at winning your lawsuit. An experienced attorney will help you recover medical documents, police reports, security or dashcam footage of your accident, photos of the accident’s aftermath, eyewitness statements, and more. Do not wait, and do not let a negligent party get away with their thoughtless actions.
What are dram shop laws in Florida?
Dram shop laws are in place to ensure establishments that sell alcohol do not serve someone that should not be in possession of alcohol. For example, in Florida, you may not serve alcohol to any persons under the age of 21 or a person with a drinking problem. Therefore if you were injured in an accident, you may even file a third-party lawsuit, suing establishments responsible for serving an individual who should not have been served. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, so you must not wait. The sooner you file a claim, the better. If you fail to file a claim within for years of the date of your accident, you will be barred from suing.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent party, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today.