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Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver Over the Holidays?


Despite intense efforts by law enforcement, lawmakers, and federal regulators over the last decade, DUI accidents continue to be a challenge in Florida and across the U.S. While drivers are at risk of being involved in such an accident at any time, these kinds of collisions do tend to occur most often during certain parts of the year, including the holidays. Fortunately, accident victims who can prove that a drunk driver caused their crash could recover damages compensating them for their medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle damage. Read on to learn more about liability for DUI-related car accidents in Florida.

Evidence of Drunk Driving 

Driving under the influence is illegal in Florida. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop inebriated drivers from getting on the roads every day and causing thousands of avoidable accidents. The injuries sustained by victims in drunk driving accidents are often severe, as these collisions are more likely to occur at high speeds and with little to no effort to slow down or swerve out of the way by the at-fault party. Because the damages are so severe, it is very important for accident victims to seek compensation for their losses from the drunk driver. This in turn, however, will require strong evidence of intoxication, such as:

  • BAC and breathalyzer test results;
  • Eyewitness and police officer testimony;
  • Police reports;
  • Photographs from the scene of the accident;
  • Arrest records; and
  • Video recordings of the accident.

It can be difficult to obtain this kind of evidence, so if you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you should consider reaching out to an experienced attorney who is well-versed in evidence recovery and can help ensure that valuable proof isn’t tampered with or destroyed.

Drunk Driving Damages 

Accident victims who can provide evidence of intoxication could receive reimbursement not only for their past and future medical bills, lost income, and vehicle repair or replacement costs, but also for any permanent disability that they may have suffered as a result of the accident. The victims of drunk driving accidents are also often entitled to what are known as non-economic damages, which cover things that are more difficult to quantify, like emotional distress and pain and suffering, which, while hard to estimate, are still very real for victims and their families. In drunk driving cases, judges are also much more willing to award punitive damages in an effort to punish the at-fault driver and deter drunk driving in the future.

Contact Our Legal Team Today for Help with Your DUI Accident Case 

If you or a loved one were injured by an impaired driver over the holidays, don’t miss out on your right to receive fair compensation for your financial losses. Call the dedicated Florida DUI accident lawyers at Boone & Davis to speak with a member of our legal team and get started on your case. You can set up a free consultation with our office by calling 954-566-9919 or by sending us an online message.




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