Personal Injury Cases Involving Drunk Driving Cases
Drunk driving accidents have a devastating impact on the injured party and their families. Drunk drivers need to be accountable for endangering the lives of innocent people. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 10,511 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2018. Alcohol-impaired crash fatalities accounted for 29% of all crash fatalities. In 2019, every 2 minutes someone was involved in an alcohol related crash and every 51 minutes someone killed by a drunk or impaired driver.
In Florida, you are considered a victim of a criminal act when you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver. You may be entitled to compensation through Florida’s Crimes Compensation Act for your losses.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles under the s.316.193 Florida statute, DUI is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. The penalties upon conviction are the same, regardless of the manner in which the offense is proven.
In addition to the above, Florida law provides for compensatory and potentially punitive damages in Civil Court for injuries caused by a DUI driver. At Cutler Rader, we are dedicated to helping the victims of drunk driver accidents recover substantial amounts of money to help them get their lives back on track. We recommend you pursue a claim soon after your accident as there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim.
Contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for a complimentary consultation.