Florida Drunk Driving Accident
When people get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they not only put their own lives at risk but also threaten the safety of everyone around them. Even the most experienced and safety-conscious motorists can end up in a catastrophic collision with a drunk driver.
Fortunately, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians who sustain injuries in alcohol-related crashes may be able to hold the liable party financially accountable for their damages. If you were hurt in a collision with an impaired driver, the Florida drunk driving accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will evaluate the circumstances of your wreck to determine the most strategic way to proceed.
We are proud to help DUI accident victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. Call us today at 772-266-5555 to schedule a free consultation with an injury attorney in Florida.We Will Dig Deep to Gather Evidence of Liability
Proving liability can be complicated in any personal injury case. If you were injured in a crash with an intoxicated driver, the attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can help you gather the following evidence to prove fault:
- Authenticated results from any chemical tests;
- The responding officer’s assessment of the motorist’s condition immediately following the wreck;
- Authenticated documents detailing any subsequent criminal proceedings;
- The responding officer’s testimony regarding the results of any field sobriety tests conducted at the scene; and
- The official police report.
The same kinds of evidence you might gather to prove liability in a regular motor vehicle collision can also contribute to your drunk driving accident claim. These include:
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Expert witness testimony;
- Dash cam recordings;
- Surveillance footage; and
- Photographs of the scene.
Since it is possible to file a civil suit alongside any criminal proceedings, you do not have to wait until the motorist is convicted of DUI to pursue compensation. In fact, it is wise to call an injury attorney as soon as possible following a drunk driving accident in Florida.
The sooner you enlist the help of an attorney at Donaldson & Weston, the sooner we can investigate your collision and start building your case. Hiring a lawyer from the start will help you avoid mistakes early in the proceedings that would jeopardize your claim. Additionally, some of the strongest evidence that might contribute to your case could be time sensitive and may not be available within a few days of your collision.Call 772-266-5555 to Speak with a Florida Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today!
If you sustained debilitating injuries in a crash with a drunk driver, you probably have a lot of questions about holding him or her financially accountable. The drunk driving accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston are here to provide the answers.
Our clients appreciate the knowledge, resources, and dedication we bring to their claims, as well as our commitment to keeping them fully informed of the proceedings every step of the way. Call us today at 772-266-5555 or use our Contact Form to arrange a free case evaluation with an accident attorney in Florida.