If you or a loved one suffered an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be feeling a lot of anger toward the driver, and you could be struggling with many health, financial, and family issues. To make matters worse, you might be struggling to collect your due damages from your insurance provider and hold the drunk driver to account.
A lawyer from our firm may be able to negotiate with your insurer for your damages or possibly even sue the drunk driver on your behalf. No matter what, your lawyer will stand up for you and support you in other ways so you can focus entirely on your health, finances, and family. During a free consultation, we’ll tell you all about working with your Kendall drunk driving car accident lawyer.
How Can I Hold A Drunk Driver To Account For Their Actions?
In Florida, typically, a car accident victim has to file a claim for compensation through their own insurance. Through this claim, the victim can’t hold a drunk driver to account for their actions. The victim has to rely on the justice system to hold the driver accountable.
However, the victim doesn’t necessarily have to rely only on an insurance claim for their compensation. In some cases, the victim may be able to file a lawsuit against the other driver, which would help to hold them to account. In your case, you may be able to do this.
If you have major physical, financial, and other damages, or if you lost a loved one in the accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the drunk driver. A car accident lawyer from our firm can discuss this option with you.
How Can I Recover All Of My Damages?
Through a lawsuit, you may be able to recover more of your damages. This is because, typically, insurance only covers financial losses, whereas lawsuits can compensate for financial, physical, and emotional losses.
Also, typically, insurance companies don’t want to pay out all of an injured person’s damages. However, a lawyer from our firm may be able to negotiate with your insurer to secure a settlement that more closely represents what you deserve.
Regardless of whether your lawyer files a lawsuit or a claim, they will fight hard for fair compensation. Depending on what your legal team decides to do, we may be able to recover:
- Medical expenses (including expenses for any physical therapy, occupational therapy, long-term care, and related services)
- Property costs (such as the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle)
- Work-related losses (including lost income for your family, lost work benefits, and any loss in your ability to work the same job)
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
Wrongful Death Damages
You may have lost a loved one in the accident. If this is the case, we’re very sorry for your loss. Your family must be struggling in many ways right now.
To help your family recover, your lawyer can pursue wrongful death damages through your loved one’s personal representative. These damages could include loss of spousal support, lost parental support, and many more.
A judge may award these damages in a serious case like yours, but they are extremely rare. These damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for extreme negligence. The damages may help the victim find a sense of justice and even closure.
How Can I Recover A Fair Amount For My Damages?
You might have a number of physical, mental, and emotional damages. You deserve to recover them, but before you can, your lawyer will have to assign fair financial values to them. It may seem strange for a lawyer to give financial values to your physical pain and other personal damages, but it’s necessary so you can recover compensation to help mitigate your suffering.
Once your damages have been evaluated, we will pursue this estimate through your claim or suit.
How Will My Kendall Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer Prove Negligence?
It’s also necessary for your lawyer to prove liability for your damages. To do this, we will have to show evidence that the drunk driver was negligent, and then demonstrate how they meet each of the elements of negligence in your case.
The evidence in your case could be:
- The drunk driver’s Breathalyzer or blood alcohol test
- A witness’s account of the accident or description of the accident scene
- Information from a vehicle’s event data recorder
- Footage of the accident from a traffic camera
The elements of negligence in your case will be:
- The drunk driver owed you a duty of care to drive sober
- The driver breached their duty by driving drunk
- The breach in duty caused the car accident
- The car accident resulted in your many damages
How Will My Lawyer Recover My Compensation?
Either by negotiating with your insurer or by presenting your case in court, your lawyer will pursue your due compensation. In negotiations with your insurer, we can threaten them with a bad-faith lawsuit if they act unfairly and don’t make a reasonable settlement offer. In negotiations with a judge, we can demand a fair verdict and possibly even request punitive damages.
In either situation, your lawyer will fight hard for a fair resolution.
About Our Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyers In Kendall, FL
You deserve a lawyer who will fight for your needs, including your need for justice. If you hire a car accident lawyer from our firm, we will do everything we can to meet those needs. Our lawyers know how to handle a case like yours and hold especially negligent parties to account.
One of our firm’s founding partners, Marc Anidjar, understands how a drunk driving accident can affect a victim and even an entire family. Because of this, he works closely with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and is passionate about assisting people like you.
You can expect our team to work hard for you and push hard toward a fair, just outcome.
Contact Us For A Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer In Kendall, Florida
If you or a loved one suffered an accident caused by a drunk driver, our firm may be able to negotiate with your insurer for a reasonable resolution or even sue the driver on your behalf. One of our Kendall DUI car accident lawyers can even schedule your appointments and arrange for your car to be fixed, so you can focus on other matters.
In a simple, free consultation, we’ll tell you all about working with our law firm. For example, we’ll explain how your lawyer can work for you at no cost until and unless we recover damages for you. To learn more and consult with us for free, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.
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