Drunk Driving Crashes
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 11,000 people die each year from drunk driving accidents throughout the US. Losing a loved one to a fatal Florida drunk driving accident can be devastating to your family and life.
What are my rights if I had a family member killed in a drunk driving crash in Florida?
Parents, siblings, spouses and children may be entitled to recover money for the loss of a loved one, depending on the facts and family structure. The criminal system generally focuses on punishing a criminal. In the civil claim, we focus on punishing the drunk driver for causing the crash, compensation for pain and suffering and expenses, punitive damages against the drunk driver, and possible dram shop or homeowner liability.
Can you sue someone else in Florida for contributing to a drunk driving crash?
Yes. Florida law allows you to sue a bar, homeowner, restaurant or person who knowingly served an alcoholic or who served a minor alcohol.
Specifically, the law says: A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person.
Do we have to open up an estate in order to pursue a Florida drunk driving death claim?
Generally yes. Please visit our Florida Probate Lawyer website for more information.
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What cities do you take fatal drunk driving cases in?
Throughout Florida, including Key West, Plantation, Orlando, Miami, Kendall, Tampa, Port St Lucie, Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Miami Springs, Aventura, Kissimmee, Naples, Clearwater, Tallahassee, Largo, Osceola, Orange County, Broward County, Marathon, I95, I595, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Pinecrest, and many other cities.