Drunk Driving Accidents

Clearwater Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

DUI Injury Claims for Accident Victims in Florida

Have you or someone you love been injured in an accident as a result of an intoxicated driver? Are you seeking just compensation in the form of financial, physical, or mental rehabilitation? The knowledgeable and experienced team of Clearwater drunk driving accident lawyers at Idrizi Law Group is here for you. With our help, you may be entitled to a monetary settlement that will cover your accident-related expenses—and may even include punitive damages.

As a trusted DUI injury law firm in Florida, we do everything possible to ensure your rights are protected with every case. When it comes to a situation as harrowing as a drunk or drugged driving accident, the at-fault driver violated the law and caused you harm by operating a vehicle while over the legal blood-alcohol limit. Because of the nature of this accident, the drunk driver is held to a higher standard of liability than that of a regular crash. If you have suffered from a motor vehicle accident of this caliber, meet with our experienced personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to learn about your legal options.

Call (727) 202-5499 or write to us online to schedule your free case evaluation. We are available 24/7.

A DUI Injury Lawyer Who Fights for Your Rights

At our law firm, our staff consists of knowledgeable DUI injury lawyers who are experienced in assisting injured clients after a drunk driving accident. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, our mission is to obtain the maximum compensation possible so you can cover your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering due to your incapacitating injury

According to Florida’s Dram Shop Act, parties other than the drunk driver may be liable for damages and injuries caused by their customers or guests under certain circumstances. Depending on the specific situation, our DUI injury attorneys may pursue:

  • The restaurants
  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Social hosts who served alcohol to a driver who caused an accident

Eligible Damages in a DUI Accident Claim

When someone has suffered damages after an accident that wasn’t their fault, they are generally entitled to bring a lawsuit against the individual or organization liable for their injuries and other losses. This is also the case following a DUI accident; however, because of the criminal nature of driving while drunk or high, drunk driving accident claims may differ slightly from traditional personal injury claims.

For example, if you or a loved one is struck by a drunk driver, and that motorist gets convicted of drinking and driving, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional compensation awarded to accident victims in the event that the at-fault party caused an accident due to gross negligence or while committing a criminal act.

The purpose of punitive damages is twofold:

  • To award the victim additional compensation in light of the pain and trauma endured
  • To punish the at-fault party for their criminal actions, in the hopes that such behavior will not be repeated

Other damages that may be awarded in a DUI accident claim include:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the accident
  • Lost wages from having to take time off work to recover from your injuries
  • Compensation for pain and suffering caused by the accident
  • Wrongful death, in the event someone was killed

Our DUI Accident Attorney Is Available 24/7

At Idrizi Law Group, we often represent clients who have suffered injuries while riding as a passenger in the vehicle of a drunk driver. However, we understand that anyone on Florida’s roadways can be vulnerable to drunk drivers. For this reason, our legal professionals also litigate on behalf of motorists, joggers, pedestrians, and bicyclists who have been injured as a result of a DUI.

Our legal team is available to take DUI accident cases throughout Florida and we are available 24/7. No matter what time your accident occurs, we are prepared to provide the legal counsel you need following an accident with a drunk or drugged driver. If you or a loved one have been injured, please do not hesitate to contact us for the legal advice and representation you deserve.

Contact us now to get started on your drunk driving accident claim.

Hear From Our Past Clients

  • Very grateful for their support.

    “I had so much stress and worry lifted by Ms. Idrizi after my car accident. She was sure to explain everything that I needed to know and make me feel at ease through the process. Very grateful for their support and assistance during a really tough time!”

    - Brynn R.
  • CPA

    “Personable, Knowledgeable, and a True Professional”

    - Jeremy
  • Mortgage Broker

    “Her character and work ethic are second to none.”

    - Kurt
  • Best Attorney in Florida

    “Shpresa is an amazing attorney and really keeps the interest of her clients first and foremost. Her attention to detail makes her the best in the industry! She knows the law and always treats her clients with complete professionalism but with a very person”

    - Former Client
  • She knows the law!

    “You won't find more committed, compassionate, and dedicated legal representation than Shpresa Idrizi. As a former state prosecutor, she knows the law! Whether you've been injured in an accident due to ...”

    - Steve C.
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Settlements & Verdicts

  • $250,000 Serious Injuries

    In May 2018 we recovered the bodily injury policy limits of $200,000 and the underinsured policy limits of $50,000 for both the driver and passenger of the crashed vehicle.

  • $200,000 Hit & Run Victim

    Client was using the Clearwater Beach roundabout when a distracted driver collided with him and left the scene of the accident.

  • $161,000 Serious Injuries

    In October of 2016, our clients were involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal injuries to the driver.

  • $150,000 Serious Injuries

    The at-fault party was looking at the accident across the street instead of the traffic in front of him and hit our client without braking at a speed of over 50 MPH.

  • $150,000 DUI Victim

    Due to the velocity of the at-fault party’s vehicle, the victim’s car was forced to collide with the other vehicles stopped in front of her. The impact our client suffered caused injuries that required significant treatment for recovery.

  • $125,000 High Speed Collision

    Our client was awarded the bodily injury policy limit of $25,000 and was also awarded the underinsured motorist policy limit of $100,000.

  • $110,000 Side Impact Collision Resulting in Whiplash

    Our client was traveling at a legal speed when another car exiting a shopping plaza negligently collided with the passenger’s side of our client’s vehicle.

  • $100,000 Severe Injuries

    In June 2020, Idrizi Law Group demanded the policy limit for our client who experienced whiplash, substantial lower back injuries, and nerve damage which caused numbness to his fingers in both hands.

  • $100,000 Attorney Colleague Injured in Crash

    In July 2020, only 2 months after being hired, we received the maximum bodily injury policy limits for our client which resulted in a $100,000 recovery.

  • $100,000 Leg Injury

    Our client was walking back to his car at the Home Depot parking lot when a parked vehicle backed into him unexpectedly injuring his leg.

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