Drunk Driving Accidents
In Florida in 2007, 58,824 people were arrested for drunk driving and in 2008 792 fatal accidents in the state occurred where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08%. Since the 1980s, there have been many awareness campaigns and enforcement drives to ensure that drivers are aware of the risks of drunk driving. Despite this, many motorists continue to make poor decisions after drinking.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, it is natural to be upset and angry. After all, motorists make the conscious decision to drink and drive, and if you have been injured by this type of driver it can be extremely frustrating to realize that you face months or even a lifetime of injury due to their negligence and recklessness. If you have suffered injuries, however, there are legal options available to you. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has more than 25 years of experience helping victims get compensation for their injuries. The legal team has already helped thousands of car accident and personal injury victims across South Florida get compensation for their injuries.
Was your injury caused by a drunk driver?
In many cases, if you've been injured in a traffic accident in Miami, you may not realize immediately that the other motorist was intoxicated. If you have sustained a head injury, broken bones, or other injuries, it is a good idea to contact authorities at once so that they can determine whether the other motorist has been drinking. If the other motorist was driving erratically just prior to the accident, you can mention this to the police so they can conduct a breathalyzer test as well as a blood test to determine whether the other driver was driving under the influence.
What to do if you have been injured by a drunk driver
If you find that the other driver was in fact driving recklessly because they were drinking, there may be multiple liable parties and it is important to contact a local attorney who has trial experience as well as experience representing victims in drunk driving cases. In addition to the driver, the person serving the alcohol to the driver may be held partly liable if they allowed an inebriated motorist to drive away without reporting the incident to police. There may be other liable parties as well, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
The Flaxman Law Group legal team has worked on hundreds of cases involving drunk drivers, and has extensive experience with car accident claims. Charles Flaxman of the Flaxman Law Group worked for ten years in the insurance industry, and therefore has extensive experience with insurance claims adjusters and their attorneys from both sides of the courtroom. As a full-service law firm, the Flaxman Law Group can negotiate with insurance carriers, can investigate the causes of accidents, can seek compensation, can provide legal advice, and can pursue claims through the court system on behalf of clients. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has seen firsthand how devastating drunk driving accidents in Miami can be and are proud to be able to offer a free case consultation to all victims who wish to discuss their situation with a local attorney.