Alcohol/Drugs and Car Accidents

As Fort Lauderdale, Florida car accident attorneys with more than two decades of experience fighting for the innocent victims of accidents, we’ve seen a lot of causes for wrecks. Undeniably the most tragic causes of car accidents are drugs and alcohol,particularly when car accidents are the leading cause of death among people under the age of 24. In fact, studies have shown that alcohol plays a role in more than forty percent of those deadly car accidents involving younger people.

The senseless, inexcusable decision to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs has ruined too many lives. Considering a driver with a blood alcohol level of .10 is more likely to be in a deadly car accident, than a driver who has no alcohol in their system, by a factor of seven, the likelihood of being the victim of a car accident caused by an impaired driver is too high. Our car accident attorneys think it’s wrong for you to suffer physically and financially for these decisions.

You did the right thing. You took the steps needed to share the road safely. And yet you’re still suffering because the other driver didn’t share your concern.They could have used a designated driver or just taken a taxi, but they chose not to. In Florida, any driver with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher is deemed to be intoxicated.

Drugs and alcohol can be disorienting. They slow down reaction times and interfere with basic motor skills. In short, they make driving dangerously difficult.. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, about 30 people die every day in the United States in a crash involving an impaired motorist.

If you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver, our car accident attorneys can often pursue compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished earning capacity

Don’t hesitate to speak with us about your case. Your initial consultation is free, and our car accident attorneys will listen with care and compassion.

If you’re a Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Palm Beaches, Naples or the Florida Keys and are looking for an experienced car accident attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, PA today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

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