South Florida Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys With Offices in West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie
Assisting Clients in South Florida Hold Drunk Drivers Accountable for Their Injuries
Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to serious consequences, the most serious of which are motor vehicle accidents. These accidents can occur when a drunk driver loses control of his or her vehicle, resulting in a hard impact which leads to debilitating personal injuries – and sometimes even death – for those who are involved in the crash.
Given the potential consequences of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in the State of Florida, a drunk driver can face serious criminal penalties and fines if he or she is convicted of the underlying offense. In addition, if the drunk driver causes an accident that leads to a serious injury, the drunk driver (and the drunk driver’s insurance company) could be responsible for paying out civil damages to the injured accident victim(s).
If you or a person you care about has suffered an injury in a Florida drunk driving accident, the experienced South Florida drunk driving accident attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa are ready to help you pursue the monetary compensation you need. Please reach out today to find out more about how we could assist you with pursuing monetary compensation in your drunk driving accident case.
How Alcohol Intoxication Affects the Brain
Alcohol is a depressant and can have a significant impact on the central nervous system’s ability to function. Specifically, alcohol can slow down brain functioning, impair reaction time, and blur a driver’s vision, preventing him or her from being able to see clearly and react to situations that arise on the road. For instance, alcohol might cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle or prevent the driver from being able to stop in time to avoid a motor vehicle collision.
Potential Damages in South Florida Drunk Driving Accident Cases
Since Florida is a no-fault state, most injured drivers have to look to their own insurance companies for monetary compensation following their accidents. However, this no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is sometimes not enough to compensate injured drivers who suffered severe injuries in a drunk driving accident. When that happens, the accident victim might be able to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, seeking monetary compensation and damages.
A knowledgeable South Florida drunk driving accident lawyer can review the circumstances of your case and injuries with you and can file the necessary claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
Speak with an Experienced South Florida Drunk Driving Accident Attorney about Your Right Today
The skilled legal team at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa will do everything possible to pursue the maximum amount of monetary recovery that is available to you in your personal injury case. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced South Florida drunk driving accident lawyer, please call us today at 620-374-9299 or contact us online for more information about how we can assist.