What Kinds Of Damages Can I Recover From A DUI Injury?
If it can be proven that the other party was intoxicated at the time of the accident, the injured party can seek financial compensation from the negligent party. In most cases, the insurance companies will cover the cost.
We can recover:
- Property damages
- Loss of property value
- Money for medical treatments
- Money lost due to injuries
- Money for prior medical treatments
- Compensation for loss of physical mobility
- Scars or disfigurement
- Loss of the capacity to earn a living
- Damages to family members
Can A DUI Victim Attorney Help Me Seek Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are designed to punish convicted defendant. In Florida courts they are very rarely allowed. However, in cases where negligence can be proven and linked to intoxication, they are deemed appropriate and allowed. Depending on the details of your case, an experienced DUI Victims Lawyer can help you recover punitive damages for your case.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Hurt By A Drunk Driver?
Get to a doctor and document your injuries right away. The sooner you get to the doctor, the better it is for your case. Insurance companies and their lawyers are always looking for evidence that they can use against you in your case. They carefully look at how long it took for you to go to the doctor, what you complained about, what you did not complain about and your past injuries. They will review your diagnosis with a fine tooth comb. When you go to the doctor, be detailed and be honest.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you will also want to complete any accident or police reports and ask for a copy. You will need this to file a claim with your insurance company. However, do not call the insurance company until you speak with an experienced DUI Victim Attorney. The Law Office of Teresa P. William can help prepare you on what to say and what not to say.
Victims of DUI accidents should always speak to an experienced personal injury attorney to get trusted legal representation for any injuries and hardships caused. The team at The Law Office of Teresa P. Williams has handled hundreds of cases involving motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls and more. We are happy to provide you with all the information and answers you need to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today!
We recommend you schedule a free consultation with Attorney Teresa P. Williams before you give a recorded statement or sign documents for the insurance company. Our office will help you through the process so you can focus on getting better.
Having the right personal injury attorney on your side can change the outcome of your case entirely. As a Clearwater, Florida accident attorney with over 20 years’ experience, I can represent you through the process of gathering the necessary evidence, finding witnesses, filing a claim, negotiating a settlement and preparing your case for trial if needed. I answer all your questions and make sure you have all the information you need.