Clearwater Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
DUI Injury Claims for 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.
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
About Florida’s Dram Shop 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
- 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.
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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 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 Serious Injuries
This amount is the maximum bodily injury policy limits the at-fault driver had available. We were happy to see her medical care resolve her extensive injuries requiring back surgery.