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Drunk Driving Accidents

Clearwater Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Fighting For Drunk Driving Accident Victims in Florida

It's no secret that driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous actions one can take behind the wheel. Have you or someone you love been injured in an accident as a result of an intoxicated driver? On average, one person dies every 52 minutes because of a drunk 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:

  • Current and future medical expenses related to the accident
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering due to your incapacitating injury
  • Wrongful death

Florida Dram Shop Liability Laws

According to Florida’s Dram Shop Act (Florida Statute 768.125), depending on the situation, parties other than the drunk driver may be liable for damages and injuries caused by their customers or guests under certain circumstances. For example, an entity that serves alcohol to someone underaged or knowingly to an addict can be held responsible for any injuries and damages done by those individuals.

DUI injury attorneys may pursue:

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

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Drunk Driving 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

Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Clearwater Today

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.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • 275,000 No Witnesses No Property Damage

    Even after all the witnesses denied seeing a collision between the defendant’s and our client’s vehicles causing our client to drive into oncoming traffic and investigative pictures depicting no damage to the defendant’s vehicle whatsoever, Idrizi Law Group fought hard to recover policy limits amounting to $275,000.00 for our client.

  • $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 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.

  • $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.

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.
    “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 someone else's negligence or need criminal defense, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
    - Steve C.
    “You're in confident and capable hands.”
    Shpresa is a caring and FEISTY attorney. The feelings of anxiety and worry that you feel after being involved in an accident are immediately relieved when Shpresa becomes involved. She is responsive, timely in her follow-up, expresses genuine concern for the patient's plight, but most importantly she gives you the peace of mind that you're in confident and capable hands, leaving the worries to her.

    - Micaela M.
    “Wouldn't have wanted it any other way”
    “She helped me the along the entire process never once did i feel left out , ignored or wondering whats going on. Besides getting into an accident, it was a great experience having Shpresa handle my case.”
    - Former Client
    “Highly recommend!”
    “She guided me through the steps and got me what I deserved. Shpresa is an amazing and awesome lawyer and I would highly recommend her anyone!”
    - Irma S.

Our Difference

  • Virtual Consultations Available, No Office Visit Required
  • Home & Hospital Visits Available for Injury Cases
  • Available 24/7
  • Free Consultations for Injury Cases
  • Compassionate Representation