Getting in an accident with a drunk driver can be a devastating experience for you and anyone else in your family who has been involved. Oftentimes, these types of accidents result in physical injuries, mental or emotional trauma, property damage, loss of wages, medical bills, and much more. With all that you are experiencing, you should not go through this difficult time alone. Speak with a drunk driving accident lawyer to determine how best to move forward from this horrible experience. 

With more than 40 years of experience, The Ruth Law Team specializes in helping clients who have had the misfortune of being hit by a drunk driver. Our knowledgeable and experienced drunk driving accident lawyers are here to help you in your time of need. While we cannot undo the pain and suffering caused by your crash, we can ensure that the perpetrator is held accountable for your financial and emotional hardships. 

To discuss the details of your case and determine the steps you should take, call (888) 783-8378 or schedule a free case review and speak with a drunk driving accident attorney with the experience to help you in your time of need. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Driving Accidents

Can I recover damages for loss of consortium?

When an individual is injured in a crash, the physical and emotional toll can be significant. However, the impact of the injury can extend beyond the individual, affecting their relationships and the way they interact with their loved ones. Loss of consortium is a legal term used to describe the damage to a person’s relationship… read more?

What if the drunk driver was driving a government vehicle?

If you have been hit by an intoxicated driver in  a government vehicle, such as a police car or fire truck, you may have a legal claim for compensation. However, there are certain rules and limitations that apply when suing the government, so it's important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can… read more?

Can I recover damages for scarring or disfigurement?

If you have suffered scarring or disfigurement as a result of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Here's what you need to know: Types of damages: Scarring and disfigurement are considered "special damages" in personal injury cases, meaning that they are specific, measurable losses that can be compensated for. Other types of… read more?

Our Drunk Driving Accident Case Results


Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

We were able to settle this case for the full insurance policy limits on this case. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when a DUI driver pulled out in front of them. This was the drunk driver’s 3rd offense, and he was arrested at the scene.


Drunk Driver Swerves and Hits Car Head On

The at-fault driver in this crash was driving under the influence when he swerved into our client’s lane and hit him head on, causing a significant impact on Gunn Highway. Our client suffered injuries to his shoulder, neck and back. We were able to obtain a settlement with the DUI driver’s insurance…


Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our client went off the road and collided with the barricade, causing his truck to overturn.  Sadly, he passed away at the scene. …


Settlement For Passenger Injured in Auto Accident

$35,000 settlement to a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident while driver was under the influence of alcohol.


Vehicle Hit Behind by a Drunk Driver

Recovery for a victim injured in car crash when hit from behind by a drunk driver and suffered multiple injuries including injury to knee requiring surgery.


Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Park Ranger

$90,000 recovered for our client who was a bicyclist hit by a Pinellas County park ranger. The Ruth Law Team achieved a favorable settlement against Pinellas County for the negligence of their employee who injured our client while riding his bike.


Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.


Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.


Verdict for Passenger Injured in Head-On Collision

$950,000 in head on collision. The victim was a passenger and sustained multiple fractures, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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Common Causes of Drunk Driving Accidents

Unlike many other types of vehicle accidents, being hit by a drunk driver involves a selfish act of gross negligence. The person that caused the accident willfully chose to consume too much alcohol, and they followed that decision by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. You may have taken every precaution to operate your vehicle in a safe manner and still become the victim of a drunk driver. If you have been hit by a drunk driver, then we may be able to help. Our expert DUI accident lawyers will get to work collecting vital evidence that will be necessary to fight for you and make every effort to obtain the best possible injury settlement for you.

While alcohol is the key contributing factor, the manner of the crash will vary with each incident. Drunk drivers and the accidents that they cause are the result of negligence and impaired function. Some of the most frequent causes of alcohol-related car crashes include:

Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

DUI accidents are extremely dangerous. They can result in permanent injury or even death.The Ruth Law Team has the expertise necessary to file a claim on your behalf and seek justice for your injuries. We will make every effort to obtain a fair settlement for you.

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, time is of the essence. Do not wait to file a claim. Contact the offices of The Ruth Law Team today. We provide free consultations and can connect you with a talented drunk driving accident lawyer near you.

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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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