Martin County Drunk Driving Accident
When impaired motorists get behind the wheel, they put not only themselves at risk of serious injuries but also everyone on the road around them. Drunk driving accidents are some of the most tragic because they are 100% preventable.
Driving under the influence is so egregious, in fact, that those who cause a collision while doing so are often ordered to pay punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. If you were hurt in a crash with an impaired motorist but you’re not sure how to approach the claims process, contact the Martin County drunk driving accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston.
We take great pride in helping innocent victims recover the compensation they need to move on with life. To discuss your case with one of our compassionate injury attorneys, call 772-266-5555 and schedule a free consultation.How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Drunk Driving Accident Claim?
Personal injury cases that involve impaired motorists tend to be more complicated than other kinds of claims because of the concurrent criminal proceedings; however, the civil case is ultimately independent from the criminal one.
Like other types of civil cases, there is no set timeline for resolving a drunk driving accident claim. During your free consultation, a drunk driving accident attorney from Donaldson & Weston will evaluate your case and explain how the following factors might affect the duration of the proceedings:
- The Extent of Your Injuries: You should not attempt to negotiate for a settlement until you have reached maximum medical improvement. Therefore, sustaining injuries that are especially severe and take months to heal could extend the proceedings.
- The Strength of Your Evidence: A dispute related to liability or your damages could prolong your claim. The injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can use toxicology reports, the police report, eyewitness testimony, surveillance footage, expert witness testimony, medical documentation, proof of lost wages, and other types of evidence to avoid a dispute and fight for a fair settlement.
- The Circumstances of the Crash: If multiple parties were liable for the collision or if you were partially at fault, the proceedings are going to be inherently more complicated.
- The Insurance Adjuster’s Willingness to Cooperate: If the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster refuses to offer a fair settlement—or acknowledge the policyholder’s liability at all—you may have to take the case to trial. Although doing so could ultimately result in the compensation you deserve, it will add a considerable amount of time to the proceedings.
If you or someone in your family was hurt in a drunk driving accident, contact Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed. Our injury lawyers will handle the logistics of your claim, guiding you through every stage of the proceedings, so you can focus on more important matters such as your health and your family’s wellbeing. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free case evaluation.