Hit By A Drunk Driver
Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. provides legal representation for people hit by a drunk driver, injured or disabled in an accident with a drunk driver and for the relatives of those killed by a drunk driver in Miami.
The difference between a car accident involving a drunk driver and other motor vehicle accidents is that driving drunk is against the law and therefore, the accident was preventable. Some other car accidents cannot be avoided, but an accident with a drunk driver or a death in accident involving a drunk driver could have been prevented if only the drunk driver had abided by Florida Laws against drinking and driving.
Help With A Miami Drunk Driver Accident Claim
An accident with a drunk driver can destroy the life of the victims in a split second. We seldom think about these things. Much less that they can happen to us. Consequently, most people have no idea what to do if they ever find themselves in an accident with a drunk driver. If it happened to you or a family member, would you know what to do? Who would you call for legal representation? Who would pay the medical bills, for the rehabilitation therapy and for any expensive equipment you may need? Who will pay for the repair or replacement of your car? What about lost salaries? What if you suffer serious injuries that prevent you from going back to work and end up needing long term disability? What if someone died as a result of the accident? Did the police conduct a roadside test to determine whether the driver was drunk? Did the police do a sobriety or breathalyzer test? Did the police arrest the driver for drunk driving? Given that driving under the influence is a crime in Florida, if the driver goes to jail will he or she still have to pay your medical bills and other losses? Should you talk to the other driver's attorneys or insurance adjusters if they call you or offer a settlement? What if the drunk driver had no license or insurance? How would you handle it all?
The lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. can answer all your questions about South Florida drunk driver accident cases and help you understand the legal steps you need to take to recover compensation for your property damage, your injuries, your pain and suffering, your lost wages, your medical bills, etc.
When deciding what attorney you should choose to represent you in your drunk driver accident case, you should make sure to ask them if they are familiar with Florida drunk driving laws because drunk driver claims have both a civil and a criminal side. While you may have a case for monetary damages against the drunk driver, prosecutors may bring criminal charges that may include jail time for the offender.
On the Civil side, keep in mind that if a drunk driver causes an accident, he will be liable for compensatory damages for your injuries and losses, but he may also be liable to you for punitive damages, which is designed to punish such behavior
With more than 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have helped thousands of Florida residents with their car accident cases and are ready to help you too. Please contact us (link to contact us page) immediately so that we can start helping you with your drunk driver accident case.
Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. May Be Able to Help
If you or someone you love have been injured in a South Florida accident with a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, property damage, missed work, medical bills or the death of a family member. The lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. may be able to help you recover such compensation.
Insurance adjusters or attorneys representing the other party may start calling you to try to get you to waive (give up) your rights or to accept a settlement offer. Please keep in mind that they do NOT have your best interests at heart. Therefore, never accept any offer of settlement or sign any document waiving your rights before seeking advise from your lawyer. In the event of an accident with a drunk driver it is very important that you immediately seek legal representation so that your interests are protected from the start. If you or a loved one was injured or a family member was killed in a South Florida drunk driver accident, contact us before you talk to any representative from the other party's insurance company and before you sign or agree to anything.
Call the lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. at our toll free number 888-499-9700 to set up an appointment if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver. We offer a free consultation in English or Spanish. We represent victims of drunk driver accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you do no pay attorneys' fees unless we recover a compensation for you.