When you or a loved one suffer injuries in a drunk driving accident, you may have the right to hold the driver, and in some cases, other parties, accountable for their behavior.
A Hialeah drunk driving accident lawyer from our firm can help you pursue all potentially liable parties. You could recover damages if you are injured or lose a loved one to a drunk driving accident.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Hialeah, call (800) 747-3733
Different Ways Our Law Firm Can Help with Your Hialeah Drunk Driving Case
Recovery from injuries in a drunk driving accident can be time-consuming and challenging. You may not have the time or energy that it takes to file insurance claims, respond to requests for information, and build a case for compensation. It is in this situation that we can step in and help by:
- Gathering medical records and expert medical opinions to support your case
- Investigating the circumstances that led to the accident to prove fault
- Examining police reports, witness statements, and photos of the accident scene
- Communicating and negotiating a settlement with the insurance company
- Filing a lawsuit in court when necessary
We know all too well the devastation that a drunk driving accident can cause you and your family members. We have built our practice on representing injury victims after all types of accidents. We do not represent big insurance companies; we represent you.
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We Can Afford Your Case the Personalized Attention it Deserves
We pride ourselves on having frequent and transparent communications with you about your case. You can rely on us, and we will return your phone calls and emails. We can answer your questions, give you information, and help you through this difficult time.
You Can Afford Our Drunk Driving Legal Services, Despite Hesitations
When you first contact our office, you will receive a free consultation about your case that is free of obligation, free of risk, and free of charge. We will review the facts that led to your accident, identify all potentially liable parties, and discuss your options.
If you choose our law firm to represent your interests, you pay us nothing up front to get started on your case. This contingency-fee arrangement ensures that you get the help you need without financial concerns or risk to you.
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Damages that You Might be Eligible to Receive
Our car accident lawyers serving Hialeah can gather evidence of your injuries and related losses needed for your case. You might qualify to collect different types and amounts of compensation following a drunk driving accident, depending on the circumstances.
Some of the compensation types you may be able to obtain after a drunk driving accident may include economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate or reimburse you for your injuries and related expenses. These concrete financial losses can include:
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- Medical bills, including surgery, medication, rehabilitative services, home modifications, doctor’s visits, and more
- Ongoing medical expenses related to your injuries
- Transportation to and from your doctor’s appointments
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are not tied to specific losses. However, these damages are equally important. Non-economic damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental or emotional trauma and distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduction in quality of life
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to a car accident in Hialeah, you may stand to recover:
- Funeral expenses
- Your loved one’s expected income
- Their medical bills associated with your loved one’s injuries
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
While you grieve in peace and spend time with your family, we can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to pursue fair compensation.
Who Might be Responsible for Your Injuries
You might think that personal injury cases, especially if they involve a drunk driver, are straightforward, easy cases to pursue. However, these cases are not always simple. You must have the evidence necessary to overcome the other party’s defense and get compensation from those responsible.
For example, you might think that the drunk driver is the only person that you can hold liable for your injuries. However, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to hold other parties responsible. Under Florida Statutes § 768.125, you can hold third-party individuals or businesses liable. To be liable, these parties would have had to sell alcohol to:
- An underage person
- A person with a known alcohol problem who later causes your accident
Some states allow this type of liability (“dram shop” liability) to also apply to businesses that continue to serve alcohol to obviously intoxicated individuals. In Florida, however, that type of third-party liability is not an option. Liability only rests in the two situations identified in the statute.
How Long You Have to Take Action After Your Accident
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) gives you four years from the date of your drunk driving accident to file claims in court against all potentially responsible parties. Failure to file your claim before this deadline can leave you unable to collect damages. Florida law does provide a few exceptions to this general deadline, though. You could seek legal advice to see what deadlines apply to your particular case.
Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) gives surviving family members of the decedent only two years from the date of death to pursue a wrongful death claim. The filing deadline for wrongful death cases is much shorter than that of personal injury cases. Therefore, getting legal advice quickly can be critical to ensure that you meet this requirement.
Call Us Today for Legal Assistance After a Drunk Driving Accident
The aftermath of a drunk driving accident can be challenging, whether you are struggling to recover from your injuries or suffering the loss of a loved one. When you want legal assistance, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is there to help. Call our office at 1-800-747-3733 and get a free, no-risk consultation today. We can discuss how our drunk driving case lawyers can represent your Hialeah family.