What Damages Are Available to Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents?March 15, 2021 | Category: DUI Accidents | Share
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says, "Drunk driving impacts every American every day. The statistics are horrifying. The danger is real – and it can wreak life-changing devastation anytime, anywhere, in the blink of an eye. The destruction ripples out, impacting two out of three people in their lifetime."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show 30 people die every day because of drunk driving, which equates to one person dying every 48 minutes.
WINK News reported on February 9, 2021, that 2020 was a deadly year on Southwest Florida roads. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles statistics, 106 people died in Lee County crashes, as well as 43 in Collier County, 26 in Charlotte County, 14 in DeSoto County, 4 in Glades County, and 11 in Hendry County.
The most common drunk driving accidents in Florida include head-on collisions, rear-end crashes, T-bone crashes, and wrong-way accidents.
Drunk driving accidents are preventable. Healthline.com says drinking alcohol is associated with:
- Slow and/or poor judgment
- Lack of coordination
- Slowed breathing and heart rate
- Vision problems
- Loss of balance
Victims of drunk driving accidents may be eligible for the following compensation:
- Loss of wages
- Loss of support (of a deceased victim)
- Medical compensation for past, present, and future expenses
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
- Property loss reimbursement
“It is important for injured victims of drunk driving accidents to contact our Fort Myers car accident legal team immediately after seeking medical assistance to get the compensation to which they are entitled. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. Please review the case results and testimonials on our website at Settlements and Verdicts and Testimonials. We are available to assist you 24/7. There are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you," said Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
Fort Myers Car Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.