Drunk Driving Car Accidents
It’s no secret that drunk driving is dangerous and potentially deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), drunk driving car accidents claim the lives of more than 10,000 people each year. In Florida alone, car accidents and other traffic crashes (e.g., trucking accidents) involving alcohol killed 1,110 people in 2016. More than half of those fatalities involved blood alcohol content readings (BACs) of .15% or greater—nearly double the legal limit of .08. The Datny Law Firm in Boca Raton and Personal Injury Attorney David B. Datny help victims of drunk driving accidents.
When you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident by a drunk driver or have lost a loved one to a DUI related car accident, it can be difficult to handle physically, emotionally and financially. Dealing with personal injury claims is generally complicated and confusing for victims and victims’ family members, especially when they are unfamiliar with the legal process, however, the process can be even more difficult and challenging when it involves drunk driving or wrongful death claims.
The best way to ensure your rights are protected, and that drunk driving accident victim get the justice he or she deserves, is to contact The Datny Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in Boca Raton. Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny helps those injured in car accidents as well as drunk driving accident victims in Boca Raton and throughout the State of Florida. Personal Injury Attorney David B. Datny is available 24/7 at 561-221-7474 for a FREE consultation. If you are unable to travel, Mr. Datny will gladly come to you or conference the matter over the phone or via Skype.Potential Damages in an Alcohol-Related Car Accident Cases
The damages in every car accident case are different, and will depend on the specifics of the case including the following factors:
- Temporary v. Permanent Injuries
- Seriousness of Injuries
- Past Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Expenses
- Extent of Property Damage (Your Vehicle & Other Vehicle)
- Lost Past & Future Earnings
- Reduced Future Earning Capacity
- Other Out of Pocket Expenses Caused By or Due to Accident
- Pain & Suffering (Diminution of Quality of Life)
As you can see, there are a lot of different types of damages that may be available to you after an accident and just as many factors that influence their applicability. To learn more about the type of damages available in your case, schedule a FREE case evaluation with Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer David B. Datny. The Datny Law Firm is available any time at 561-221-7474 or via the contact form on this site.Punitive Damages May be Available in Drunk Driving Accident Cases
Punitive damages may also be available in a drunk driving accident case to punish the drunk driver for engaging in criminal behavior that places the public at great risk of injury or death. Punitive damages are exemplary damages awarded in addition to above damages to not only punish the drunk driver, but also to deter others from driving drunk and causing injury to person or property.
Notwithstanding the above, there is a high standard for punitive damages which requires an extremely fact intensive analysis that must be established using evidence. Because evidence often becomes unavailable after an accident, witnesses disappear and memories fade, it is important to move quickly after you were in an accident caused by a drunk driver.
Immediately after your accident with a drunk driver contact The Datny Law Firm. Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny is available 24/7 at 561-221-7474 . Mr. Datny will instruct you on what to do after the accident and help you preserve your rights by acquiring the necessary evidence and speaking to appropriate witnesses. This will put you in the best position to recover for your drunk driving related car accident and seek punitive damages.Special Challenges in Drunk Driving Accident Cases
A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a drunk driver may seem simple and straightforward. In one sense, that’s true: liability for a car accident is based in negligence, and a driver who chooses to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol is clearly negligent.
However, obtaining a judgment is only half the battle. Unfortunately, many drunk drivers do not carry motor vehicle insurance. Others have only the minimum required coverage, which may be inadequate to cover the medical expenses and other damages associated with a serious car accident. Under those circumstances, it is important to work with an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to fully explore other possible responsible parties (e.g., those who served or over served the drunk driver alcohol) and other sources of recovery (e.g., uninsured or underinsured motorist carriers).Contact The Datny Law Firm 24/7
When you’re recovering from a serious injury or processing the loss of a loved one, seeking legal representation may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, delay can leave you vulnerable to unscrupulous insurance companies that may try to rush you into a quick settlement while you’re still reeling from the accident, or coax you into making statements that can be taken out of context and used against you later.
In addition, physical evidence may be lost or destroyed over time, and witness memories may become fuzzy. It may even become difficult to locate witnesses as time passes. The sooner you connect with an experienced car accident lawyer like David B. Datny, the better opportunity your attorney will have to put together the strongest case possible.
Give yourself and your family the advantage of a seasoned advocate, right from the beginning. You can get started right now by scheduling your FREE consultation with Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer and Drunk Driving Attorney David B. Datny. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 561-221-7474.