We hold drunk drivers responsible for damage caused
In 2013, more than 17,000 car accidents involved drunk drivers, according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. While these numbers may be disturbing, the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from drunk driving crashes may be more so. Nearly 8,000 people were injured in drunk driving accidents – another 859 lost their lives.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions. Aside from the obvious physical pain of the injury itself, you may feel angry, frustrated or frightened. You may be worried about how you are going to pay for the medical treatment you need, or how you are going to get your car fixed or replaced. As a victim, it is important to know that you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, car repair and more.
At The Law Offices of Michael B. Morsillo, Esq., we provide the comprehensive, informative and compassionate guidance you need to explore each available legal option to pursue justice for your losses.
We provide the guidance you need to understand every aspect of your case
Accidents caused by drunk drivers involve an added complexity; in addition to the civil action you bring against the negligent party, the state is very likely to press charges. This means that two separate legal proceedings may be occurring at the same time.
Understanding the interplay between civil and criminal proceedings is important to the successful resolution of your case. In many situations, a civil case related to a drunk driving accident is strengthened if the negligent party is convicted or pleads guilty to criminal charges. It is not necessary that the drunk driver is found guilty before you receive compensation, however; you may begin seeking compensation immediately after the accident.
It is also important to note that a drunk driving conviction does not immediately make the other party liable for the accident. Fault must be proven as with any other type of accident.
Throughout each separate legal process, we provide the timely updates, honest insight and detailed advice you need to make the most informed decisions possible.
We pursue maximum compensation for your injuries
Holding the negligent party responsible for the pain and damage they have caused in a drunk driving accident is imperative to putting the lives of the victim and their family members back together.
We have successfully represented victims and their families who have suffered from a wide range of injuries and conditions resulting from side impact accidents, including:
- Broken bones
- Neck and head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputation and loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of life
Whatever injuries you have suffered, we aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available in your case, while providing the compassionate and personalized guidance you deserve.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a skilled Ft. Lauderdale drunk driving accident lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. The sooner you retain The Law Offices of Michael B. Morsillo, Esq., the better your chances of finding a favorable resolution to your case. Our Ft. Lauderdale drunk driving accident lawyer offers the personalized and attentive guidance you need to seek the maximum compensation available for your losses.
To learn more about how we can help you pursue justice, or to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our Florida personal, injury lawyer, call 954-202-0408 or contact us online today. We provide our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you are not responsible for legal fees unless we help you recover compensation.