Our Tampa personal attorneys hold drunk drivers accountable. Not only that, but we also hold the people and corporations that allowed them to drink and drive responsible for their actions. Whether you are driving a car, truck, motorcycle or boat, no one is allowed to endanger other drivers by drinking and driving.

In Florida, drunk driving cases are particularly complex. The at-fault driver is typically facing simultaneous criminal prosecution, which can result in prison time and reduced means to pay a judgment. Generally in such instances the insurance companies understand the liability and assign an experienced legal team to defend the at-fault driver. In fact, it’s not unusual for insurance companies to offer a quick settlement, even telling a victim that the offer is for the available policy limits.

Have you been injured by a drunk driver?

When a family has been struck by the violence of a drunk driver, no amont of money will ever compensate for their loss. The Tampa personal injury attorneys at our firm will provide innocent victims the right to seek compensation from those who carelessly or recklessly disregard the safety of others by drinking and driving. Selling alcohol to someone who is already drunk is like using a match to see if your gas tank is empty, one day it’s going to blow up in your face.

The Tampa personal injury attorneys at our firm believe drunk drivers should be pursued aggressively for the harm they cause, regardless of their level of insurance or assets. In cases where the drunk driver was a minor, or an obviously intoxicated patron of a bar or restaurant, the persona or entity supplying the alcohol should be held accountable. If a seller of alcohol emphasizes profit over public safety, or an irresponsible adult facilitates drunk driving of minors, then they can and should be held responsible.

Is the DUI victim receiving medical care?

The first and likely most important step is medical attention. Make sure the DUI accident victim has appropriate medical care immediately. Also be sure that all records are properly filed and saved. Our Tampa drunk driving attorneys will then monitor the victim’s medical condition and road to recovery.

Have you contacted a DWI victim’s attorney?

Contact a drunk driving lawyer in Tampa today to start fighting for your rights. Drunk driving is a criminal offense. If a driver is convicted of driving drunk, that evidence can be used to our clients’ advantage in a civil suit. Our Tampa drunk driving attorneys are familiar with both the civil and criminal Florida alcohol laws. We monitor any criminal proceedings closely to ensure our clients’ rights will be protected and preserved for the civil suit. We can also make use of drunk driving convictions in our negotiations with the insurance companies. Do not hesitate, call today.

Who is liable for your DUI injury or the death of your loved one?

Our Tampa drunk driving victim lawyers will fully develop your case, analyze police reports, eyewitness accounts, videos and photos. If a bar or restaurant over-served the drunk driver, we will purse a dram shop liability lawsuit to hold the restaurant or bar accountable.

Are medical bills or lost wages becoming a financial burden?

We pursue full financial recovery on behalf of DWI victims and their families. In addition to reducing the financial strain ahead of you, compensation provides a sense of justice and closure.

Contact a Tampa drunk driving victim lawyer at our firm today for your free consultation.

  1. Corrective Lenses
  2. Outside Rearview Mirror
  3. Business Purposes
  4. Employment Purposes
  5. Daylight Driving Only
  6. Automatic Transmission
  7. Power Steering
  8. Directional Signals
  9. Grip on Steering Wheel
  10. Hearing Aid
  11. Seat Cushion
  12. Hand Control or Pedal Extension
  13. Left Foot Accelerator

P. Probation-Interlock Device
S. Other Restrictions
T. No Passengers
X. Medical Alert Bracelet
Y. Education Purposes
1. Vehicles Without Airbrakes
2. (CDL) Intrastate Only
3. (CDL) Bus Only
4. CMV <26,001 LBS. GVWR
5. No Tractor/Trailers
6. No Class A Passenger Vehicle
7. No Class B Passenger Vehicle

Information from Florida Highway Safety and Motorvehicles. 

Youth

Younger drivers are at a greater risk for accidents for three reasons: inexperience, impulsiveness and exposure.

Inexperience
Many teens do not have enough practice before obtaining their license. Even with the help of a driver’s education course, it may just give teens a minimal amount of knowledge. One study found that if drivers amassed at least 110 hours of driving practice their chances of an accident significantly decreased.

Impulsiveness
Due to a teen’s cognitive, social and emotional development they may be more likely to engage in impulsive actions. Some research indicates that young drivers are also more easily distracted than more experienced drivers.

Exposure
Teen drivers do a greater portion of their driving in risky conditions. In particular, they drive more often at night and with multiple passengers. Both of these factors increase the likelihood of a crash. That’s why in Florida, teenage drivers have restrictions placed on their license for the first few months.

Information from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

Old Age

With age, vision and cognitive abilities can begin to decline. In Florida especially, we have a greater number of elderly drivers. Because they often have no other way of getting the things they need, many elderly people will continue to drive, even once it becomes dangerous. Florida drivers over the age of 79 who renew their license will be asked to undergo a basic vision test to ensure they are safely able to operate a vehicle. The Department of Motor Vehicles may also ask elderly driver to re-test for a variety of reasons to help keep the roads safer.

Information from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles .

Distraction

Distracted driving can include many factors, and can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Distractions can include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Information on Distraction.Gov