Should I hire a drunk driving accident lawyer?

A drunk driving accident lawyer, like those at The Ruth Law Team, are experienced in handling all types of accidental-related cases. If you (or your loved one) were injured at the hands of a drunk driver, we may be able to help you obtain compensation. We can also fight for compensation on behalf of family… read more?

How much will it cost to hire a drunk driving accident attorney?

The Ruth Law Team operates on a contingency basis. This means that our fee is a fixed percentage of the settlement that we recover for you. If you were hit by a drunk driver and we go to trial, you do not owe us a dime unless we win your case. read more?

What should I do after being hit by a drunk driver?

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, the first step should be to seek medical care immediately. Do not put off treatment, as doing so could put you at risk. After you have taken care of your medical needs, reach out to an experienced drunk driving accident attorney, like the ones at The… read more?

Will My Drunk Driving Case Go to Trial?

Not every drunk driving accident case goes to trial. In fact, many victims are able to obtain favorable settlement terms out of court. This will depend on a variety of factors, including your total damages and the settlement offer. Each time we receive an offer from the defense, we will present that offer to you.… read more?

Have you tried drunk driving accident cases before?

Yes, The Ruth Law Team has substantial experience in trying accident cases. We have helped numerous clients who have been hit by drunk drivers (as well as their families) and may be able to help you, too. read more?

How long does it take to settle after being hit by a drunk driver?

The amount of time that it takes to argue your case will vary. If the defendant offers a reasonable settlement offer during the first round of negotiations, then your case may be resolved more rapidly. If the insurance company tries to avoid giving you the just compensation that you deserve, then our team of drunk… read more?

The driver did not take a breathalyzer. Will this help my case?

Florida has an implied consent law. This means that any driver that refuses a breathalyzer will face legal consequences. A refusal to submit to breath analysis is admissible in both criminal and civil cases. Many jurors view this refusal as a sign of guilt, which can actually help us to argue your case. read more?

Can I sue the bar that served the drunk driver?

Most states have very detailed laws governing alcohol consumption, sale, and distribution. One such law is known as the Dram Shop Law. This statute requires bars and restaurants to not serve alcohol to minors or those that are habitually addicted to it. Since many bargoers frequently visit the same establishments on an ongoing basis, there… read more?

What should I expect during the suit?

As noted above, many defense attorneys will seek to settle out of court. The goal of this practice is to avoid drawn-out litigation and also to reduce the payout. When presented with a potential settlement, you will have the choice to either accept it or pursue more favorable terms. If we cannot reach an out-of-court… read more?

How likely is it that my case will go to trial?

Every case involving a drunk driver is different. In order to reach a settlement, the drunk driver’s insurer must first accept that their client was at fault. They must also make a fair compensation offer. It is quite common for drunk driver-related crashes to be settled out of court. The insurer knows that there is… read more?

Who else may be held liable?

If your accident was caused by a drunk driver, then the establishment that served the driver may share some responsibility. Florida law sets forth clear regulations for alcohol establishments. A violation of these regulations can leave them open to significant civil liability. During the investigation phase of our process, we will attempt to identify any… read more?

What if I have been injured by a drunk driver?

In a lawsuit arising from a drunk driver, the driver will be held liable for the injuries he or she caused. Additionally, a bar or social host may be liable for damages if they served an obviously intoxicated guest, who then drove and caused an accident. However, the fact that the person who served the intoxicated… read more?