Hold an impaired Florida driver liable for a car accident

On behalf of Eisenmenger, Robinson & Peters, P.A. posted in Drunk Driving Accidents on Friday, April 17, 2015.

There are a lot of dangers on Florida roadways. These dangers are increased by people who do not take the task of driving seriously. In particular, as we explained in a recent blog post, people who choose to drive while under the influence can cause serious harm. In that recent post, we explained that while the risk of drunk drivers was slowly decreasing, the risk of harm from drivers under the influence of illegal and prescription drugs was growing. Some people feel that because marijuana and other drugs have become more socially acceptable that it is fine to drive after consuming them.

Drugged and drunken drivers are a major problem. Their reflexes and attention spans are compromised. They cannot make quick, rational or effective decisions. Their inhibitions are lowered and they engage in risky behavior. And, others suffer the consequences.

When people are hurt by someone driving under the influence, those people can take legal action. This action shows the driver that their actions are not acceptable, it discourages others from partaking in similar behavior and it compensates victims for their losses. By holding impaired, negligent drivers responsible, car accident victims can receive compensation for their injuries. This compensation can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Our law firm understands the physical, emotional and financial consequences of a drunk driving accident. Not only can victims spend months recovering, they may also have a criminal case to participate in. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys can gather evidence, meet deadlines and advocate for a person’s needs. Please see our car accidentswebpage for more information.