Frequently Asked Questions About Pursuing a Drunk Driver for Your Florida Accident & Injuries
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A., our auto accident attorney in Vero Beach has spent more than 25 years pursuing negligent drivers for our clients’ crashes, injuries, and full financial recovery.
In some cases, these devastating collisions are caused by actions that are one hundred percent preventable, including crashes caused by drunk drivers.
Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 10,142 fatalities caused by crashes involving drunk drivers throughout the country, accounting for the devastating loss of life every 52 minutes.
Drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs also injure tens of thousands of people nationwide each year, including our Florida residents.
To pursue the negligent driver for the financial compensation you are entitled to for your injuries or the loss of your loved one, contact our Indian River County personal injury attorney today to understand your legal rights and options to hold the liable party accountable for your complete recovery needs.
How Can I Prove the Florida Driver Who Hit Me Was Impaired?
When a drunk or impaired driver causes a collision, their state is often obvious at the time of the crash. However, once the responding officer arrives at the scene, he or she will investigate the crash further, and may request a breathalyzer or another toxicology test from the driver on sight.
The evidence, including the police report, toxicology results, photographs of the wreckage, eyewitness testimony, and any surveillance footage collected from the impaired driver’s whereabouts before the crash — which may include a bar, restaurant, or nightclub can be used to help build your case.
Another rather damaging piece of evidence may include the impaired driver’s social media posts from the night in question. Some people will check in at various events where alcohol was used, including sporting events, concerts, or other large parties or celebrations, which can be used against them to help prove their impairment.
What Types of Damages Can I Seek When Filing a Claim Against a Drunk Driver in Florida?
Florida personal injury laws recognize both economic and non-economic damages when we can prove that our client’s injuries were the direct result of their accident with a drunk or impaired driver.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, we may pursue financial recovery for your:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Ongoing and future rehabilitation and therapy needs
- Lost wages or future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a crash with an impaired driver in Florida, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Vero Beach at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling 772-492-8967 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about how we can hold the negligent driver liable for your financial recovery.