Do you need an Orlando, FL drunk driving accident attorney? Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic event. Injuries come in many forms, and aside from any physical trauma that may have occurred, there’s also emotional damage that may need time and professional help to heal. A motor vehicle accident is just what it says, an accident. An accident can be caused by numerous forces outside of our control, bad weather, faulty equipment, or just plain carelessness. In these cases, the at-fault party is usually given a traffic citation, without further criminal prosecution. However, in cases where a drunk driver caused the accident, the perpetrator is held criminally responsible and the injured party is considered a crime victim. Per Florida Statute 319.193, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a crime. If the perpetrator causes serious injury, they can be punished by up to 5 years behind bars and even more if the crash involves a death.
Victims of a motor vehicle crash caused by a drunk driver may be entitled to compensation through The Florida Attorney General’s Division of Victim Services. These funds can be paid when aggressively pursued by the victim or their attorney. The intoxicated driver must also be held accountable. Unfortunately, the drunk driver’s insurance company will not just hand over a big settlement check, and you will need to fight and prove that you have a right to the claim. This is where we come in. When you file a claim to the insurance company, it will be handed over to one of their loss adjusters. These insurance professionals are highly trained to end the case as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible. They are usually pretty good at what they do, and unsuspecting victims often accept the settlement without knowing they can fight. We have learned all of their tricks in the 40 years we have been practicing law, and we understand insurance-speak and know how to interpret both the fine print and the big print on your policy.
If you or a family member was injured or died due to a crash caused by an intoxicated driver, it is your right to receive fair and just compensation for your losses. The experienced team at Rand Saltsgaver Law stands ready to fight for your rights; we have the knowledge and the resources to assist you with any legal challenges you may face. Contact us today for a 100% case review and free consultation.