Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law across the United States, and if caught, an individual found guilty of the crime could face severe penalties such as jail time, fines, community service, and more. However, criminal charges against people who drive drunk don’t reverse the damage that they often cause before they are stopped and arrested. In 2014 alone, 676 fatalities resulted from drunk driving accidents, totaling 28.1% of all traffic related deaths in Florida. There were 26,291 DUI convictions that same year, with DUIs costing Florida taxpayers over $3.5 billion. Simply put, drunk driving accidents happen often in Florida, leaving families with loved ones who were injured or killed in a DUI crash facing a difficult situation.
At Knight & Stockton, PLLC, we have over 23 years of experience representing victims of drunk driving crashes and their families. Under Florida law, if you or a loved one have been involved in a DUI collision and have sustained damages as a result, you may have the right to bring forward a claim for financial compensation.
What Will a DUI Accident Claim Cover?
Individuals involved in a drunk driving accident often face serious and even life threatening injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, head injuries, neck injuries, loss of limb, and more. The physical, emotional, and financial impact of a DUI crash is very real and for many families, can be astronomical.
A DUI accident claim is designed to cover many of the expenses related to the accident, including but not limited to:
Temporary or permanent disability
Loss of enjoyment of life
In the event of wrongful death, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and future earnings may also be covered
Calculating the total worth of a DUI accident claim can be challenging and requires the assistance of an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer. At Knight & Stockton, PLLC, we will fully investigate the facts surrounding your case and will go the extra mile to zealously fight for the full and fair compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Contact Knight & Stockton, PLLC Today
Being involved in an accident of any kind is a frightening and upsetting experience. When the accident is caused by a drunk driver, it can add insult to injury. Not only can we help you ensure that justice is done and the individual responsible for the accident is held legally liable, we can also assist you in getting the financial restitution you need to cover the high costs related to a DUI collision.
Our attorneys have compassionately represented victims of DUI accidents and their families for many years, and our skills and resources have been invaluable in exhausting each and every potential source of compensation available. We will apply our expertise to your case immediately upon consulting with you and will begin building the strongest case possible.
Contact us today at (918) 647-2268 to set up a consultation with our experienced Oklahoma DUI accident lawyers to discuss your legal needs and how we can be of assistance to you and your family after a devastating drunk driving collision. We’re available now to speak with you