At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we help accident victims in Lauderhill recover compensation from drunk driving accidents. When a drunk driver wreaks financial and emotional havoc on your life, a drunk driving accident lawyer in Lauderhill, FL will help you through this difficult time.
Our team will investigate your accident and identify all parties that may be liable for damages. We will also file an injury claim so you can pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. To learn more about how we can help you, call 1-800-747-3733 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Building Your Drunk Driving Accident Case
We investigate drunk driving accidents and build a solid case. During our investigation, we collect evidence that helps to establish cause and fault for the crash. If you were injured in the crash, we will search for evidence to show that the other driver’s negligence caused your physical injuries and other damages.
Obtaining the police report is crucial in any drunk driving case. The report contains facts surrounding the accident, such as the drunk driver’s blood alcohol content level. The report may also note whether the officer arrested the drunk driver at the accident scene.
Besides the police report, we may also obtain:
- Your medical records
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Video footage of the accident
We may also use the driver’s conviction of a drunk driving charge as evidence. The conviction would prove the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Other evidence would establish fault for the drunk driving accident. If you have questions on how a criminal drunk driving charge may affect your claim, call us at 1-800-747-3733.
Holding Other Parties Liable for Your Drunk Driving Accident
During our investigation, we may find that other parties played a role in causing the crash. For example, we may discover that a bar, restaurant, or another establishment may have served the driver too much to drink.
We may also discover that the owner of the car involved in the crash allowed the driver to use their vehicle knowing that the person had been drinking.
Our car accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if another party’s negligence contributed to the accident.
Using Your Personal Injury Protection Coverage
Since Florida is a no-fault state, motorists must first use their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage to obtain compensation, regardless of who caused the accident. PIP insurance pays a certain portion for medical bills, lost wages, and death benefits. No-fault insurance provides coverage up to the limits of a motorist’s insurance policy.
We can estimate the value of your insurance claim by confirming the damages you sustained from the car accident. Your claim’s worth depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries.
Pursuing Additional Compensation for Your Accident
When the amount of your damages exceeds your PIP coverage limit, we will fight to help you file a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurer. Florida allows you to go outside of the no-fault insurance system if you suffered:
- A significant or permanent loss of a major bodily function
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Permanent injury
We can help you file a claim or lawsuit if you meet this specific criterion.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If your loved one died in the accident, you may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Recoverable damages in a wrongful death claim include your loved one’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, funeral and burial expenses may be covered.
To find out more about filing a wrongful death claim, call 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Negotiating a Drunk Driving Accident Claim
After filing a claim on your behalf, a Lauderhill drunk driving accident lawyer will negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver’s auto insurer. Generally, when fault for a drunk driving accident is clear, the driver’s insurance company will settle a claim. However, the initial settlement offer usually does not cover all of an accident victim’s damages.
We fight for settlements that cover all your financial losses and noneconomic damages. However, we know the insurers often try to avoid paying a full and fair settlement. If the insurer refuses to pay you what you deserve, we may file a lawsuit to recover your remaining damages.
If an insurance company has already offered you a settlement, we can review your offer to ensure you are receiving compensation that will cover your damages. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to see how a drunk driving accident lawyer in Lauderhill, FL can help you.
Recoverable Damages from a Drunk Driving Accident
Some of the most common damages drunk driving accident victims can recover include:
Medical expenses include ambulance costs, hospital bills, doctor visits, surgical costs, physical therapy, home health assistance, prescription medication expenses, and more. You may also pursue compensation for future medical costs depending on the type of injury you suffered in the accident.
This category includes wages, bonuses, commissions, and other income you lost after missing time from work because of the drunk driving accident.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are noneconomic damages that include emotional and mental suffering you experienced after the car accident.
Call Us for a Free, No-Risk Legal Consultation
Florida’s Statute of Limitations gives you four years — starting from the date of the drunk driving accident — to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Do not miss the opportunity to recover compensation for damages from your accident.
You do not pay us unless we win.