Have You Been Injured in a DUI Accident?March 20, 2012
Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol remains a serious problem in Florida — a problem that has deadly consequences. Every day, DUI accidents leave innocent victims with serious, permanent and sometimes fatal injuries.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a family member in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, contact a car accident attorney in Boca Raton at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. We can investigate the accident and seek to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. We can also help you seek compensation to cover the cost of your injuries.
Florida DUI Accident Statistics
According to the latest data available from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were thousands of crashes related to drug and alcohol use that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries in Florida.
In 2012, there were:
- 17,258 alcohol-related/suspected crashes resulting in 877 fatalities and 12,066 injuries.
- 1,798 drug-related/suspected crashes resulting in 200 fatalities and 1,435 injuries.
When to Contact an Attorney
After any kind of accident, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can provide legal guidance and support to help you deal with the aftermath of your accident. For DUI cases in particular, the other driver is likely to seek immediate counsel to help them limit criminal charges and other consequences of driving under the influence. Therefore, it is in your best interest to have someone by your side to protect your rights and seek justice for you and your family. If you choose us to represent you, we can help you get medical treatment and deal with your insurance companies and adjusters on your behalf. We can also begin investigating your accident to build a case against the negligent driver.
Additionally, we can help you seek compensation to cover the cost of past and future medical bills, lost and future wages, pain and suffering and more. In the event you lost a loved one in an accident, we can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for funeral costs, medical bills and other expenses directly related to your accident. At Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., we will do everything we can to help you recover from injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Boca Raton
If you’ve been injured in a DUI accident, contact a car accident attorney in Boca Raton at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. If you choose us to represent you, we can help you seek the compensation you need to recover and seek to hold the negligent party accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation. You will not be responsible for any legal fees or costs unless we are successful in your case.
Ruben E. Socarras, Esq., managing member of the firm that is based in Boca Raton, Florida, is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney focusing his practice in the areas civil litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic and personal injury law, among other areas of law. The AV® Preeminent™ designation is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating based on a legal professional’s skills and ethics. Please contact our firm today for more information about how we can assist you with your accident case at 561-361-1000, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website at www.msglaw.com.
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Statistics based on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Facts 2012 Annual Report.