Miami Drunk Driver Accident Victim Lawyer
While everyone understands that the reckless and outright violent act of drunk driving is illegal, millions of Americans, every day, decide to do it anyway. If luck is on their side, no one gets hurt. But sooner or later, their selfish act will catch up with them, and, unfortunately, an innocent victim. Drunk drivers cause nearly one third of all traffic fatalities, and hundreds of thousands of serious injury collisions each year. If you were involved in a crash and injured by a drunk or high driver, it is well within your rights to demand full and fair compensation for your substantial damages. The Miami drunk driver accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law fights for victims of drunk, buzzed, and high drivers, and you can rest assured that we will pursue maximum compensation for you.
How a Drunk Driving Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claim Works
Every hour, someone in the United States dies in a drunk driving crash. When drunk driving fatalities and other alcohol deaths, such as alcohol poisoning, are combined, they add up to roughly 140,000 American deaths every year, making alcohol the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. While alcohol poisoning is tragic, it is even more tragic when alcohol—and a drunk driver’s negligent decision to get behind the wheel—ends up killing or seriously injuring an innocent road user. Victims of drunk drivers, whether they are other drivers, occupants within the drunk driver’s vehicle, pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists, can file a personal injury claim with the drunk driver’s insurance company, demanding compensation for their damages. If the insurance company refuses to pay and refuses to cooperate in negotiations, the victim (with the assistance of their attorney) should then file a lawsuit. At this time, negotiations are still likely to continue, and the lawsuit will still likely be resolved out of the courtroom. However, if the two parties cannot come to a resolution during negotiations or mediation, the victim (plaintiff) can then seek resolution in the courtroom before a judge and jury.
The Victim’s Damages in a Miami Drunk Driver Crash
In order to be fairly compensated, your attorney needs to compile a full and complete assessment of your damages. This process usually takes many months, as the outcome of your injuries and recovery process takes time to understand. You may be entitled to the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and lost earning ability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of joy of life
- Property damage
If the collision resulted in death, the victim’s family can also pursue loss of consortium, funeral and burial expenses, lost lifetime earnings, and more.
Call a Miami Drunk Driver Accident Victim Attorney Today
There is absolutely no excuse a drunk driver can create to make up for their atrocious actions. You deserve justice, and our Miami drunk driver accident victim lawyer here at Spencer Morgan Law is confident in their ability to deliver for you and your family. Call us today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.