Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton and Plantation
Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton offers drunk driving Accident Attorney legal services to individuals in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Plantation, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. Do you live in Broward County or Palm Beach County, and have you been in an accident involving a drunk driver resulting in personal injury, property damage or even death? If so, the experienced drunk driving accident lawyers in Boca Raton from the Eltringham Law Group can help. With nearly two decades of experience, our personal injury attorneys have been helping clients involved in drunk driving accidents in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale and throughout the state of Florida receive the compensation they deserve.
Drunk driving, DUI or some level of alcohol impairment was suspected in 17,258 crashes in the state of Florida during 2012 alone, according to the Traffic Crash Facts Report published by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. As a result of those crashes, there were 12,066 reported injuries and 877 fatalities in which alcohol is believed to have played a role. It only takes a split second for an impaired driver to forever change someone’s life, and the results of a drunk driving crash can be devastating.
If you have been affected by an accident involving a drunk driver, the first thing you need to do is to seek immediate medical attention. The second thing you should do is to contact an experienced drunk driving accident attorney that can fight for your rights. Cases involving drunk driving can get very complicated, with potential criminal charges brought against the driver as well as insurance companies that try to do whatever they can to limit the amount of compensation you receive. In fact, some insurance companies will even try to settle with you right away, before you even know the extent of your injuries, in order to try to avoid paying you more down the road once you have a knowledgeable attorney involved in your case.
Drunk driving accidents in Florida are a serious matter. If you or a loved one has been injured, disabled or killed by a drunk driver, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our experienced and compassionate drunk driving accident lawyers are committed to aggressively fighting for you so you get the compensation and justice that is your right.
For more information regarding how we can help you following a drunk driving accident resulting in injury or death, call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Injuries Resulting in Drunk Driver Lawsuits
Although the state of Florida requires each driver to maintain a minimum of $10,000 of personal injury protection coverage (PIP), drunk driving accidents often result in far more serious injuries and damage than what is covered by this “no fault” insurance. Clearly, when a driver involved in a crash is under the influence of alcohol, fault comes into play and the situation requires litigation by an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer. Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and death and can change your life in an instant. Some types of injuries that may occur include:
- Head/brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Joint and musculoskeletal injuries
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Burns and lacerations
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Permanent disability
You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses associated with the initial injury, as well as future medical expenses and long-term care, if needed. You may also be compensated for lost wages or loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering, mental anguish and punitive damages. The key is to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side so the insurance companies don’t take advantage of you and you get what you deserve.
To find out more about your right to receive compensation following a drunk driving accident, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Drunk Driving Accident Legal Questions
If you have been involved in an accident involving a drunk driver in Florida, there are likely many questions running through your mind. Drunk driving accidents can change your life and the lives of loved ones in a split second and have serious repercussions. Among your questions, you may wonder:
- What do I need to know if I have been involved in a drunk driving accident in Florida?
- Will Florida’s required personal injury protection (PIP) coverage limit the amount of compensation I am entitled to?
- Will criminal charges brought against the drunk driver impact my ability to receive compensation for my injuries?
- Should I settle with the insurance company right away following a drunk driving accident?
- If I can’t get to a lawyer’s office, will he or she meet with me at home or in the hospital?
- How do I find a personal injury lawyer that will be aggressive in fighting for my rights after a drunk driving collision while also being compassionate about what I have been through?
The key to moving on with your life following a drunk driving accident resulting in injury, disability, property damage and/or death is to find a Florida drunk driving accident attorney who will fight for your rights and get you the justice and compensation you deserve. The Eltringham Law Group is here to help you through this difficult time with experience, compassion and tenacity.
Call us today at 561-338-0420 to schedule your free consultation. We will answer all your questions and will thoroughly discuss all aspects of your case with you so you can begin to move forward.