Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Legal Guidance from Our Tampa Car Accident Attorneys
All drivers should be aware of the responsibility they have other the lives
of others when they take to the road. Unfortunately,
car accidents can and do happen, and often leave victims suffering from serious injuries
and even death in some instances. Families are left to deal with the aftermath
of the accident, and this can be one of the most difficult experiences
Not only is the act of drunk driving illegal in and of itself, but it poses
such a tremendous risk to the safety of others. It is undeniable that
the driver in question has committed an act of negligence.
You Have the Right to Fight Back
Thousands are injured or killed in every year. In fact, according to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
approximately 10, 000 people died in an alcohol-related car collision in 2012—a staggering statistic. If you have been injured, or your loved
one was hurt or killed in a drunk driving accident, it is crucial that
you consider your legal options and take action with the assistance of
Tampa car accident attorneys.
To claim negligence, we must prove the following elements occurred:
- Intentional misconduct: the driver understood the risks he or she took
for driving drunk and proceeded to take the wheel despite the fact
- Gross negligence: the driver acted in a way that represented complete disregard
for the safety and lives of others
A person who is caught and punished for drunk driving will more than likely
face criminal charges. However, this does not offer any financial restitution
to victims. You can file a compensation claim to help you recover. Compensation
will pay for the damages incurred, including property damage. It also
covers the bills that are necessary for recovery, such as medical treatment,
lost wages, and emotional suffering. You may also be able to collect punitive
damages against the driver.
Get Solid Representation—Call Us Now!
Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, P.A. is here to assist you if you or a
loved one are victims of a drunk driving accident. The Tampa
personal injury attorneys at our firm are
highly experienced at insurance defense. This insider knowledge helps us take on the insurance companies head-on
and ensure that you receive a fair outcome—even if we have to take
your case all the way to trial! Trust in our expertise to help bring success
to your case.
Contact us at (813) 862-1029 today to get your free case consultation!