Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston will demand justice
Whether you use a rideshare service or make plans to have a designated driver, there are plenty of ways to keep from driving under the influence of alcohol. Simply put, there is no good excuse for driving drunk. Sadly, some people don’t act responsibly and end up seriously injuring or killing others in drunk driving crashes. If you’ve been injured because of a drunk driver, a car accident attorney can demand justice and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Armando Personal Injury Law, we take an aggressive stance when handling car accident claims involving drunk drivers. That’s because we’ve seen firsthand the devastation and heartbreak these types of crashes can cause. Every year, alcohol-related crashes result in more than $40 billion worth of damage and kill at least 10,000 people while thousands of others are seriously injured. Among the leading causes of car accidents, drunk driving is a nationwide problem.
If you or a loved one was hit by a drunk driver, drunk driving accident lawyer Armando Edmiston can be your voice for justice and fight to get you maximum compensation. Our law firm treats clients like family and knows what it takes to get results.
Can I sue a drunk driver that hit me in Florida?
Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means in most cases your own insurance policy should cover the cost of your accident-related expenses. But you can also sue the drunk driver in most circumstances, if they are found at fault for the accident. Some situations are more clear-cut than others – for instance, if you were rear-ended by a drunk driver, the drunk driver is almost certainly at fault – but no matter what happened, you need an attorney to investigate and prove fault, as well as the extent of your damages. Under Florida law, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party if you suffer permanent injuries or if your injuries cost more than $10,000.
Compensation for being hit by a drunk driver varies from case to case. You also may be able to sue for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. In some circumstances, you can sue the bar or restaurant that provided drinks to the drunk driver.
One of the best ways to figure out how to maximize your settlement and the value of your claim so that your needs are met now and moving forward is to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer. Attorney Armando Edmiston can meet with you wherever and whenever you like, listen to what happened, discuss your legal options, answer your questions, and help you figure out what steps to take next.
How can a car accident lawyer help?
If you were injured in a crash with a drunk driver, some ways an attorney can help you include:
- Conducting a comprehensive investigation into your crash
- Obtaining and reviewing blood tests to show the other driver’s blood alcohol content at the time of your crash
- Analyzing police reports
- Finding and interviewing eyewitnesses
- Reviewing surveillance video/security cameras that may have captured your crash
- Seeking the advice of accident reconstruction experts
- Handling settlement negotiations
- Representing you in court
- Make sure the prosecutor seeks a just result in criminal court so that the guilty party is punished
If you are the loved one of someone who died in a fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may wonder what to do. A drunk driving accident attorney may also be able to help you with a wrongful death lawsuit.
Take strong action with an experienced attorney who gets results
Don’t miss out on the financial recovery you’re entitled to. Attorney Armando Edmiston has the knowledge and experience to get you full compensation for your damages, all while being attentive to your needs and accessible throughout the whole process. It also costs you nothing unless we win. That’s because we offer legal representation on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.