Intoxicated driving causes drivers to take action that they may not otherwise take when sober, which is why it is illegal. Driving under the influence can also cause dangerous, severe accidents that cause serious injuries. While the path toward negligence is evident in this case, liable parties might refuse to compensate you fairly for medical expenses and lost wages.
If this is happening to you or a loved one, the Sarasota DUI accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help. You deserve a fair outcome under Florida law and taking the time to focus on your health. Call our firm to schedule a Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP for legal advice backed by sixty years of collective team experience.
You Deserve Compensation After a DUI Accident
Catastrophic DUI accident injuries can cause victims to incur tens of thousands of dollars in healthcare expenses and time missed at work. It could also change the entire course of your life, and you deserve compensation that helps you recover as close to maximum improvement as possible.
Past awards won on behalf of clients by Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner include:
Current & future medical costs
Current & future lost wages and benefits
Emotional distress and pain and suffering
Punitive damages (in rare cases)
Other recoverable civil awards for your losses
Insurers only want to pay settlements that they legally owe. They establish this outcome internally but can get their facts wrong. If you think your settlement offer is too low or their dealings seem illegal, get in touch with our Sarasota DUI accident lawyers.
Drunk driving signifies negligence on behalf of the driver’s part, making them liable for losses exceeding personal injury protection (PIP) policy limits. However, other parties may also be responsible if Florida’s dram shop laws apply, a multi-vehicle accident occurred, or a government body played a role.
Our Sarasota DUI accident lawyers will investigate the involvement of potentially liable parties, including:
The drunk driver
The drunk driver’s employer (if on duty)
Bar or restaurant owners
Local or state authorities
Other liable parties
After identifying all liable parties, Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner will pursue all viable legal options through their insurance providers. We do not back down from a fight and are more than capable of presenting your case through civil action.
Our Sarasota DUI Accident Lawyers Want to Help
You are not liable for car accident injuries caused by an intoxicated driver. Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner will explain and assert your legal rights when holding them accountable and execute your chosen strategy while you focus on your physical health.
Clients have praised us for providing trustworthy legal services that:
Protect your legal rights
Demand a fair settlement
Explains your options
Handle all negotiations
Go the extra mile
Our legal team is ready to help when insurers do not play by the rules. If they refuse to compensate you according to Florida law, Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner will file a civil court action on your behalf when it makes sense to do so and at your discretion.
A Free Consultation Will Get You Answers
The Sarasota DUI accident lawyers at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner want to help you obtain the outcome you deserve. However, it is challenging to understand and navigate the law without legal advice and application. Call our firm at (727) 321-HELP or message us online to learn more about your rights and options at no cost or obligation during a Free Consultation.