All licensed drivers in Florida understand that driving under the influence (DUI) is dangerous and illegal. Hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer injuries at the hands of negligent motorists every day, causing traumatic injuries. From medical expenses to lost wages, the financial losses are staggering, which is where our Seminole DUI accident lawyers can help.
Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner takes a fresh approach to every insurance claim and civil action, backed by more than six decades of combined experience, knowledge, and success. Call us today for a Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP if you have questions.
Drunk Driving Is Negligent Driving
Florida laws prohibit any motorist from operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level higher than 0.8%. If another driver injured you in an accident while simultaneously intoxicated, this act is considered careless and reckless. It also allows you to file a negligence claim where your injuries exceed policy limits.
The Seminole personal injury attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner will investigate all accident injury matters involving intoxicated drivers carefully. Our legal team will include our findings when negotiating a claim so that insurers and other relevant parties have a clear picture of the facts. If we need to call upon an expert witness to strengthen your allegations, we have an extensive network to help us out, too.
Florida Personal Injury Laws Afford Compensation Rights
The goal of filing a personal injury claim is to get fair compensation that is equal to your losses as defined by Florida law. However, these laws apply to cases differently, meaning that virtually no two outcomes will ever be alike. The amount you should receive for your DUI accident injuries could look much different than seemingly similar cases.
Our Seminole DUI accident lawyers are ready to pursue a fair outcome on your behalf to pay for the following:
Your injuries may be severe enough to exceed the personal injury protection (PIP) threshold. As such, you may have other options for pursuing additional compensation if negligence was a factor in your case. Otherwise, you could be paying more for your losses than you deserve by not pursuing negligent parties.
Our Seminole DUI accident lawyers may hold them accountable and could include:
The intoxicated driver
Their employer (if working)
Local, state, and/or federal authorities
Bar or restaurant that served the other driver
Other relevant parties
If negligence occurred on any of their parts, your accusation requires proof. Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner’s car accident lawyers will investigate your accident, preserve evidence, and present our findings to insurers when making your compensation demand. If insurers refuse to comply with the law, we will not hesitate to file a civil action on your behalf and at your discretion.
Call Our Seminole Drunk Driving Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Drunk driving is highly illegal, and is also an act of negligence. Florida laws protect your rights when facing this situation, but they are challenging to understand. The Seminole DUI accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner answer your questions during a Free Consultation at (727) 321-HELP or online.