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FL Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
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Many injuries and fatalities on the road can be attributed to drunk driving. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you may face medical bills, lost wages, and a long road to recovery.
At Gerber Law, we understand how stressful it can be to face the aftermath of an accident alone. Our compassionate attorneys can provide support and legal help so you can pursue the compensation you deserve and focus on recovery.
Call our drunk driving accident lawyers at (941) 304-5003 to learn how we can help.
Common Outcomes of Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents often result in severe consequences for the intoxicated driver and all parties involved. These outcomes can include:
- Fatalities: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37 people die every day in the U.S. due to drunk-driving crashes.
- Legal Consequences: The intoxicated driver may face criminal charges, hefty fines, loss of driving privileges, and even imprisonment. Depending on the circumstances, those injured in a crash may have the right to compensation.
- Insurance Implications: Insurance premiums often skyrocket after a drunk driving accident, and in some cases, insurance companies may refuse coverage altogether. Insurers may also not provide full coverage for the victim’s vehicle, which can add to the overall cost of recovery.
The injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident can range from minor to life-threatening. Some common injuries include:
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
Costs After an Accident
The financial burden after a drunk driving accident can be immense, often extending beyond immediate medical bills:
- Medical Expenses: These can include emergency room visits, surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, and ongoing care for chronic conditions resulting from the accident.
- Lost Wages: If the injured party cannot work temporarily or permanently, they may lose significant income.
- Property Damage: Repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle can be costly.
- Pain and Suffering: In some cases, victims may be eligible for compensation for the emotional distress caused by the accident.
Why You Need an Attorney
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, it is crucial to seek legal representation. A legal advocate can help you navigate the legal process and ensure all paperwork is filed correctly. In some cases, if the insurance company refuses to provide coverage, an attorney can negotiate on your behalf.
Most importantly, lawyers can calculate the cost of your injuries and help you pursue compensation. The aftermath of a drunk driving accident can be devastating, both physically and financially. Securing legal representation can help you navigate the complex aftermath and fight for your rights.
Schedule your initial consultation with our FL drunk driving accident attorneys. Our firm serves clients in Sarasota, Venice, and the surrounding areas.
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