The Broward County Sheriff’s Department along with state and local law enforcement plan to ramp-up the presence of DUI checkpoints as we near the 4th of July. These checkpoints are, of course, intended to lower the number of drunk driving accidents which tend to escalate right around the time we celebrate our nation’s independence. Many people do not know that in 1990, the United State Supreme Court ruled that such checkpoints were probably an infringement upon citizen’s rights, but were permissible under certain guidelines, including police department’s notifying their communities about the location and date of such checkpoints. As a result, many drivers who go out knowing that they will be drinking purposefully avoid these checkpoints.
Sadly, a larger police presence and an increased number of checkpoints will not deter everyone from driving drunk. Nor will they prevent some of those people from causing accidents and seriously injuring or killing other people on the road. In fact, there are about 1,100 DUI related wrongful deaths in Florida every year, and over 11,000 such alcohol related car accidents nationwide annually.
You Have Rights
When you are injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you have a right to hold that person accountable and seek damages well beyond the offerings of insurance companies. However, to secure this type of compensation, you will need an experienced and aggressive Plantation DUI attorney on your side.
With over two decades of experience, Florida personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky has helped victims injured by the actions of drunk drivers get the compensation they deserve. He would be honored to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and help you determine all that you may be entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, please contact Joseph L. Lipsky, P.A. or call 1-888-FLA-LAW8 today to schedule a free consultation with our Plantation, Florida DUI attorney.