We will hold ‘buzzed’ drivers in Florida accountable

A previous post on this blog emphasized that one need not be rip-roaring drunk in order to pose a hazard to motorist in and around the Tampa area as well as other parts of Florida. The reality is that a significant amount of alcohol in one’s system is going to make it harder for that person to drive safely and avoid accidents.

Unfortunately, many people in Florida simply don’t understand the dangers of “buzzed” driving and may get behind the wheel of a car, even if they’ve just had a few drinks but think they feel fine. When these thoughtless drivers wind up getting in to car accidents, their victims often are not fine at all and instead struggle for the rest of their lives with debilitating injuries like brain damage or paralysis due to a spinal cord injury.

When handling drunk driving accident cases, our law office will not accept the excuse that the driver may have had just one too many but wasn’t really “drunk.” One reason we have such strong feelings about these sorts of cases is that one of our attorneys used to prosecute drunk drivers in criminal court. He saw firsthand the devastation drunk driving can wreak on innocent victims and their families.

Our office has strong work relationships with experts in a variety of professions who, together, help us assist our clients in their pursuit of compensation. We also do not hesitate when appropriate to ask for punitive damages, which means more money in our clients’ pockets to pay for their bills and other expenses.

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Imagine you are driving along minding your own business when a semi hits a median after crossing three lanes of traffic, blocking your lane. Unable to stop in time, you strike the truck’s cab with your much smaller vehicle. We don’t have to imagine that scenario because one of our clients lived it. Though he was unable to walk away from the crash without injury, we were able to help him walk away from the incident with a settlement that will make things easier for him and his family.