When someone gets behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated, you shouldn’t have to foot the bill when they hurt you or your loved one. Being hit by a drunk driver can cause catastrophic injuries, trauma, and financial loss. Thankfully, our Coral Springs drunk driving car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can be your advocate.
The Coral Springs car accident team wants to hear about your accident. We will build a solid case and fight for the compensation you deserve. While you recover and focus on your priorities, we will handle the legal aspects of your case. Allow us to do the legwork on your accident case and enjoy some peace of mind.
Recovering Losses After A Drunk Driving Car Accident
Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. You would receive compensation from your insurance policy in a typical vehicle accident. Your personal injury protection (PIP) will cover your initial medical expenses. Unfortunately, if you have the minimum coverage of $10,000, those funds will be exhausted quickly with more severe injuries.
The law permits people who are seriously injured by a negligent driver to seek additional compensation through a lawsuit. Our law firm fights to get you fair compensation for your injuries, including:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We Fight For Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones
If a drunk driver was responsible for the loss of your family member, we hope to convey how sorry we are for your loss. We know it may be difficult to consider taking legal action, but rest assured we would handle the entire process for you. We could pursue wrongful death damages via your personal representative that may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Final medical costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
Several factors may affect the amount of your compensation, including your loved one’s age, job status, and overall health before the accident. Our car accident team will evaluate all aspects of your case and fight for fair compensation.
The Benefits Of A Coral Springs Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer
When you entrust your drunk driving car accident case to an experienced law firm, you can concentrate on caring for your family and recovering from your injuries. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we handle all the details, help you meet filing deadlines, and keep you informed about the progress of your case.
Our team will keep your documentation organized as we work to complete each task. Some of the steps we will take include the following:
- Investigating your accident
- Verifying the police report
- Obtaining evidence about your accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering photographs and video from the scene
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts, if necessary
- Working with medical professionals to understand your injuries
- Completing necessary paperwork
- Communicating with insurance companies
- Tracking and documenting your expenses
- Managing the statute of limitations deadlines
Most car accident cases will arrive at a settlement agreement before going to court. However, our team prepares your case as if we are preparing for a court battle. We leave no gaps and make no assumptions. We will fight for your compensation in and out of the courtroom.
We Understand Florida’s Car Insurance Laws
Our team understands the complexities of Florida’s no-fault auto insurance laws. PIP coverage often isn’t sufficient to handle the medical needs of more severe accidents.
We know insurance requirements and can work within the system to get reimbursement for medical costs that exceed PIP minimums. We will utilize every available opportunity to gain you fair and just compensation.
Filing A Lawsuit In Civil Court
When an insurance company doesn’t agree to an out-of-court settlement, they leave us no options. We will file a lawsuit in civil court. The insurance company may offer a settlement amount at any point during the proceedings, including in the courtroom.
If they don’t offer a satisfactory amount, we will present your case to a judge or jury. By going to court, we can do several things, including:
- Present evidence relevant to your case
- Cross-examine witnesses
- Argue the case on your behalf
We can protect you from tricks and unfair practices often used by insurance companies to offer lower settlement figures. We can prepare you to appear in court and speak about your accident, your injuries, and the impact the accident has had on your life.
Proving Liability For A Drunk Driving Car Accident
When the at-fault driver receives a ticket or the officer conducts sobriety tests at the scene, our work in proving negligence is much easier. We still need to demonstrate the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
The driver had a legal obligation not to drink and drive (duty of care). They breached that duty when they got behind the wheel while intoxicated. Their actions played a part in causing the accident and injuring you. In addition to the driver, we will explore other potential at-fault parties that may bear some responsibility for the accident, including the drinking establishments that over-served the driver.
We aim to seek the most significant compensation for you that we can. That means leaving no stone unturned. We will use our experience and resources to build a solid case and represent you every step of the way.
Understanding The Difference Between Criminal And Civil Charges
When a driver is charged with driving while intoxicated (DUI), the criminal case’s outcome will not affect your ability to receive compensation. A criminal trial and a civil court lawsuit are entirely distinct from each other.
The criminal trial holds the driver accountable for the crime of DUI. In a civil trial, they are held financially responsible for the hardship caused by their behavior.
Understanding The Statute Of Limitations
Under Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a), personal injury cases must be filed within four years from the accident date. In wrongful death cases, You must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the loved one’s passing per Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d).
In some instances, there may be exceptions to filing deadlines. Some exceptions might include the following:
- Hit-and-run accidents where the driver was not located in time
- When a driver leaves the state
- Your injuries prevented you from filing on time
- You were a minor at the time of the accident
A Coral Springs drunk driving car accident lawyer will be able to interpret possible exceptions to your deadlines in order to properly manage them.
Our Contingency Fee Agreement Means No Upfront Costs
Our law firm uses a contingency fee payment system. We require no upfront payment from you, from your free consultation to the resolution of your case. During your initial discussion with our team, we will explain this in more detail.
We understand that financial burdens after an accident can be steep. We offer our services with the understanding that our payment and reimbursement for any expenditures we make on your behalf will be deducted from your settlement or court award.
Discuss Your Case With Our Coral Springs Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are ready to take your call. Our Coral Springs drunk driving car accident lawyer will tackle your case head-on. Contact our team to begin your free consultation.
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