The auto accident attorneys of The Ruth Law Team have zero tolerance for those who drive while under the influence of alcohol. Every year, drunk drivers senselessly cause injury or even death to others because of their irresponsible and dangerous behavior. We’ve won settlements and obtained judgments ranging from many thousands of dollars to over $60 million dollars, and we’ll continue to fight for justice for all victims. If you were hit by a drunk driver, call us at 888-783-8378 for your free consultation.
Drunk Driving Accidents
It’s a well-known fact that drinking impairs a driver’s judgment and reflexes, which causes hundreds of thousands of auto accidents each year. The National Transportation and Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that every 90 seconds, another person is injured due to an accident caused by an impaired driver. And the terrible truth is that drunk driving was responsible for 10,322 deaths in 2012-that means every 51 minutes another innocent person died because of a drunk driver. For information on Florida’s accidents involving impaired drivers, visit the Florida Crash Dashboard. There you can sort by county or see statistics for the entire state.
Free consultation for victims of drunk driving: 888-783-8378
A Drunk Driver Hit Me. Now What?
If you suspect the at-fault driver is under the influence, call 911 immediately. It is important the at-fault driver stays off the road. Assess any potential injuries and if possible, obtain the drunk driver’s license plate number and insurance information. Take photos if you are able. Immediately seek medical attention.
In Florida, every auto insurance policy has Personal Injury Protection, or PIP. PIP covers 80% of your medical bills up to $10,000. However, in order to use these benefits, you must seek medical treatment within 14 days of the accident. After an accident, medical attention is extremely important. If you suspect you are hurt in any way, we encourage you to go to an ER or walk-in clinic. Some professionals even offer telehealth services. Keep in mind, you may need scans or x-rays to determine the extent of your injuries.
We know it is frustrating using your own car insurance. A personal injury attorney can help explain why this is and if there may be additional insurance available.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help With My Case?
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, immediately seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. We may be able to help you recover damages not only from the drunk driver, but also from the bar, night club, or social host that served an obviously intoxicated guest. As experienced Florida drunk driving accident attorneys, we can identify all responsible parties in order to help you get full compensation for your injuries.
Our attorneys aggressively represent every case that The Ruth Law Team accepts, helping drunk driving injury victims get compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical and rehabilitation needs
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Time missed from work
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs