According to statistics released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), almost 13,000 drunk driving fatalities occurred in 2007. Drunk driving accident attorneys at Burnetti, P.A. represent the victims injured in alcohol-related accidents caused by negligent drunk drivers.
Drunk Driving Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has been injured in an alcohol related accident, including a car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or even wrongful death, you may be able to file a drunk driving lawsuit.
Filing a civil lawsuit against a drunk driver may help you obtain monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional anguish, and punitive damages. An attorney can help establish negligent parties in a lawsuit, including the driver, their insurance company, and even the establishment that served the alcohol.
How a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Helps Injured Victims
Burnetti, P.A. fully investigates client’s claims and identifies legal rights. The experienced staff, including attorneys, investigators, and a former Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Investigator and Supervisor, use many techniques to review alcohol related accidents, including:
- Witness testimony
- Police report evaluation
- Medical evaluation
- Crash site evaluation
Dram Shop Law
Drunk drivers and the establishments that served an intoxicated person, including bars, hotels, nightclubs or restaurants, may be held negligent and responsible for injuries or property damage that is caused by the recipient’s intoxication. Under Florida’s drunk driving law, or dram shop law, you may be entitled to file a claim against the establishment that sells or furnishes alcohol to a drunk driver if they are a minor, or if the establishment knowingly serves an alcoholic.
Restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs and other businesses that serve alcohol may purchase extensive liquor liability insurance to reduce their exposure to liability – money that you may be entitled to for your devastating drunk driving accident injury, medical bills and lost wages. The Florida drunk driving accident lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. help clients fight the insurance companies that represent the owners of negligent establishments.
Statute of Limitations
The Statues of Limitations laws in Florida requires a drunk driving accident claim to be filed in a timely manner. If you miss the deadline, then you may not be able to file a compensation claim. A drunk driving accident lawyer is familiar with the statues of limitations, and can assist with meeting deadlines to help obtain maximum recovery.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Serving Florida
If you have questions about a potential claim, schedule a free, no-obligation meeting with Burnetti, P.A. Offices are conveniently located in Tampa, Orlando, and Lakeland. Take the first step to your recovery. Contact Burnetti, P.A. at 1-888-BURNETTI. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.