Rights of DUI Victims in Fort Lauderdale
We have duty to safely share the road with each other when we’re driving. Nothing breaches that duty more spectacularly or more dangerously than drunk driving. If you’ve been hurt in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you have rights which our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers can help protect.
Drunk driving is never acceptable, and our car accident lawyers don’t think you should have to suffer as a result of another person’s dangerous decisions. In fact, Florida has specific remedies for victims of drunk driving crashes. Victims who suffered physical or psychological injuries from a crime, including DUI, which are immediately reported to the police, are entitled to compensation for wage loss, payment of some medical bills, property damage payment, funeral expenses and disability benefits.
These crime victim benefits are handled through the Florida Bureau of Victim Compensation. We assist our personal injury clients in processing their crime victim claims at no charge. Because driving under the influence is illegal in Florida, as it is in every state, the actions of that impaired driver will result in criminal charges against them.
However, it is the job of an experienced personal injury attorney to explore all avenues to find a source of recovery against the drunk driver who hurt you so you can try to pick up the pieces of your life and move forward after suffering a personal injury.
We’ll investigate your crash and use all available evidence to prove fault. We can then pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
A crash caused by a drunk driver is not an “accident.” It’s the nearly inevitable result of a series of bad decisions, decisions you had nothing to do with. Our car accident lawyers are passionate about fighting for those who have been hurt in DUI crashes.
If you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, the Florida Keys or elsewhere in south Florida, please contact The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, PA today for a free, no-obligation consultation so we may begin to help you not only with your personal injury claim to be insure that the person who broke the law is held fully responsible.