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Orlando Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Aggressive Representation for Victims of Florida Drunk Driving Accidents
Those who choose to drive after consuming alcohol can be held liable when they cause an accident due to their intoxication. If you or a loved one were hurt in such an accident, turn to our skilled drunk driving accident lawyers in Orlando who can lobby for you to recover the compensation needed to get back on your feet after suffering a serious accident.
You want to know you are in capable hands when you are in dire financial straits after suffering a serious injury. At Legally Pink Law you have access to our highly supportive and professional team of Orlando personal injury attorneys who have successfully handled countless cases, recovering millions of dollars in settlements. Secure dynamic representation for yourself when you are the victim of another’s negligence.
Our Orlando Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers are the Key to Getting Compensation
An attorney can fully investigate your accident, including:
- Police reports
- Police car video of the scene of the accident
- Witness statements
- Your account of the accident
- Your medical records
- Blood and urine test results if available
- Photographs taken of the scene
Your claim will attempt to prove the other driver was at fault for the accident as they were intoxicated and should therefore be responsible for your losses. If no breathalyzer test was taken, your attorney will need to obtain other evidence of intoxication.
Unfortunately, each year more than 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents. Meaning that each day about 30 loved ones are lost due to drunk driving in the United States alone.
Losing a loved one to a drunk driving accident can drastically change your life- it not only means the loss of potential monetary earnings, it also means that you (and perhaps your children) will now be forced to cope without the company, care, and guidance of your loved one.
Drunk driving can destroy lives, but our attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet following the death of a loved one. You can learn more about filing a wrongful death lawsuit by visiting our Wrongful Death page.
You are entitled to compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical bills resulting from your injury
- Past and future lost income
- Pain and suffering. This classification of compensation refers to physical pain and emotional suffering. The compensation is based on how your injuries negatively impacted your ability to enjoy your hobbies and other “joys of life” like your job and your family. Usually, this is the largest financial component of a settlement or verdict.
- Injuries resulting in permanent scarring, impairments, and/or other limitations.
In the case of an automobile or motorcycle accident, if the person who is at fault for an accident does not have insurance, then we do three things. First, we run an asset check on the at-fault party to see if he or she has assets that we could possibly seize to cover your damages.
This requires us to file a lawsuit against the individual. Second, we look to see if the defendant's driver owns the vehicle. Sometimes the driver and owner are two different people.
While the driver might not have insurance, the owner may be insured, especially if the vehicle is financed. Third, we do a complete assessment of the client's insurance coverages to see if this individual has Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage.
If that is the case, then we look to the client's insurance coverage to compensate this individual for his or her injuries and damages. This should not cause the client's insurance to go up since he or she is not at fault for the accident.
There are five things you should do immediately after an accident. These include the following steps:
- Call 911 and report the accident. Regardless of the extent of the property damage and how you feel after the collision, you must call 911 and report the accident. If you do not call 911, the insurance company will use this against you when we negotiate the value of your claim.
- Exchange information with all other drivers involved in the accident. Be sure to get the other driver's tag number, license number, and insurance company information. Even if you are waiting for the police to arrive, you still need to start gathering this information. There are unfortunately many situations in which the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident.
- Investigate. Seek out witnesses and take photos. Even if the other person admits fault, his or her story may change once you file a claim. Witnesses will not wait for the police to arrive, so you need to get their contact information right away. Also, scene and property damage photos can be critical in proving how the accident happened and the forces exerted on your body.
- Seek medical attention. Whether it is at the accident scene or at the hospital, later on, it is essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible so you fully understand the extent of your injuries. This will also help you ensure that your injuries are well-documented. The insurance company will use any delay in medical treatment against you.
- Do not discuss your injuries with the insurance company. Report the facts of the accident (what happened) to your insurance company, but do not discuss your injuries. Because adrenaline is flowing through your body, you may not immediately feel the full extent of your injuries. Statements such as "I'm not injured" or "I'm OK" can and will be used against you by the insurance company.
Yes, but it will be difficult to do on your own. Consult an attorney to help you determine your options, especially if there were injuries involved.
- Make sure your injuries are documented in medical records as soon as possible. The insurance company will deny your injury claim unless each injury is documented in hospital records on the date of the accident or within 24 hours of the injury.
- See your primary care physician as soon as possible. Your doctor will document your injuries and prescribe a course of treatment, and the doctor’s chart notes will help us prove the extent of your injuries.
- Contact a lawyer to help you prove fault (liability) and the extent of the injuries and harm that you experienced due to the accident. Lawyers should have the resources necessary to get the most value for your case. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner you get to relax and heal while we do the work of getting the money you deserve.