Drunk driving accidents often introduce some stressful legal concerns for those involved. If you or a loved one was hurt in a drunk driving accident, then you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other related damages.
A Tampa drunk driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can pursue compensation after you get hurt. We will manage all communications, negotiations, and evidence-gathering on your behalf.
- How Much Does It Cost to Work with Our Firm?
- You Typically Have Four Years to File a Civil Lawsuit
- We Can Seek Recovery Following Your Collision in Tampa
- How Could a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Help You?
- How Common are Drunk Driving Accidents in Hillsborough County?
- What Happens If the Other Driver Gets Convicted of a DUI?
- Start Building Your Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Case Today
How Much Does It Cost to Work with Our Firm?
If we determine that you have a case, we’ll discuss our terms of payment. Basically, we take payment for our help from your settlement. We’ll discuss this percentage at the beginning of our partnership. From there, we finance all:
- Filing fees
- Courtroom fees
While we are confident in our abilities to “win” your case, if you don’t get compensation, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees. You don’t have to manage your case alone; our team can handle it for you.
You Typically Have Four Years to File a Civil Lawsuit
Your case against the drunk driver is separate from the state’s case against them. If the negligent motorist is charged and convicted of a crime, this will not award you compensation – nor will it extend the civil statute of limitations in your case.
You generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit and four years to file an injury lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11. Some exceptions could apply.
We Can Seek Recovery Following Your Collision in Tampa
Depending on the severity of the accident and other factors, you may be owed various forms of financial compensation.
When you work with our team, they will fight to recover:
- Property damage expenses
- Psychological harm and trauma
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Psychological harm and trauma
- Funeral expenses
A drunk driving accident lawyer from our firm is here to advocate for your legal position after an accident. In addition, they will negotiate a settlement that fairly compensates you for your losses.
How Could a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Help You?
Consider how we can help you seek compensation for your injury-related losses:
We Can Identify the Liable Parties
After a drunk driving accident, law enforcement officers and legal teams strive to establish a liable party. Some accidents make liability clear. In other instances, overlapping factors make it harder.
When you have our legal team working for you, we will account for several factors in our investigation. We will look at some common forms of evidence, such as:
- Cell phone records
- The other driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the incident
- Video footage
- Witness reports
- Testimony from field experts, like accident reconstruction specialists
- The points of impact on your vehicle
We will keep you updated on any major finds in our investigation.
We Will Handle All Communications with the Insurer
In drunk driving accidents, other drivers and their insurance companies will get involved. This means that an insurance agent may contact you to gather more information and determine your role in the accident.
Many times, these conversations lead to tricky negotiations. Insurance representatives have experience speaking with car accident victims, and as such, they may attempt to devalue your case. Even if they do not blame the accident on you, they may deny your claim or offer an unfair settlement.
With one of our lawyers working on your behalf, you won’t have to deal with the claims adjuster. Instead, our lawyer will take care of these conversations on your behalf. They will also represent you in any necessary conversations with other drivers, law enforcement officials, medical professionals, and anyone else connected to your case.
We Can Calculate Your Case’s Value
We will examine this information when determining the value of your case:
- The medical treatment you require
- Your property damage receipts
- The value of your car before it was damaged
- Your recovery period
- Your missed time from work
- Your ability to care for your children and spend time with your spouse
We encourage you to keep all documentation regarding your damages, as we can use this information to calculate your losses.
How Common are Drunk Driving Accidents in Hillsborough County?
The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is clear on one thing: Florida has an above-average drunk driving rate. Now, Tampa is one of Florida’s biggest hotspots. Combined with the density of tourism and the already elevated drunk driving rate, these collisions pose a threat to all road users.
Per the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), in 2020 alone, Hillsborough County police apprehended 3,195 intoxicated drivers. While we’re unsure how many of these drivers caused collisions, even one accident is too many. Whether you were hurt in Tampa’s entertainment district or in a suburb, we can seek recovery for your losses.
What Happens If the Other Driver Gets Convicted of a DUI?
If the other driver is convicted of a DUI (or even reckless driving), this information could benefit your case, as it would establish their negligence.
Florida Statutes § 316.193 prohibits drunk driving. Anyone found in violation of this law could face license suspension, fines, and jail time.
Start Building Your Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Case Today
A drunk driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will defend your rights. Our team will stand up for justice as we gather evidence, identify liable parties, and pursue damages. We will also handle your questions as they come up and keep you in the loop.
To learn more about how one of our lawyers can help you after a drunk driving accident, call our office today at 1-800-747-3733. We go the extra mile for our clients.