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The Consequences of Drinking and Driving

October 16, 2020 | Category: DUI Accidents | Share

A Fort Myers personal injury lawyer has seen the devastation caused to victims of DUI accidents. The State of Florida takes driving under the influence very seriously. Florida has special laws to assist the victims of drunk-driving accidents. These laws provide for punitive damages in cases where an intoxicated driver has caused injury or death to a victim. 

Victims of DUI accidents are likely to sustain injuries. Experts say the most vulnerable parts of the body are: 

Extremities: Victims can suffer broken legs and/or shattered knees from the impact. Complications can make walking, or even standing, more difficult. Returning to a previous lifestyle often proves difficult.

Neck: Neck injuries can cause severe injuries to the trachea or the larynx. This can lead to breathing, eating, and moving issues over the long term.

Chest: Broken ribs and cracked sternums can be common injuries in drunk-driving accidents.

Spinal Cord: Victims may suffer partial or complete paralysis in high-impact crashes.

Brain: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur in drunk-driving accidents. TBIs may include seizures, long-term and even permanent impairment in physical and cognitive abilities, behavioral and emotional issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), paralysis, and coma. 

“Should you or a loved one be injured because of the negligence of another driver, please contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. after seeking medical attention. We are available to assist you 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Randall Spivey.



Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer 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  Visit for more information.  You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.


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