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Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident? We Fight for You!

Were you recently hit and injured by a drunk driver?

Most likely, you were going about your business, running an errand or heading to work, and in one quick second—everything changed. Now, you may be faced with car repairs and injuries as a result of someone’s negligence.

Drunk driving is not only a crime, but it also causes hundreds of injuries and deaths in Florida every year.

At Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, our personal injury attorneys are experienced in dealing with Sarasota and Bradenton drunk driving accidents. We are known for getting our clients the personal injury help they need and the justice they deserve.

The first thing our drunk driving lawyers will do is to investigate the details of the accident.

Any information you gathered at the scene of the accident will be used to help your case. Some of the things we will ask you for are:

  • Police reports
  • Pictures taken at the scene of the accident
  • Pictures of damage caused to any vehicles involved in crash
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Statements from witnesses
  • Your personal record of the accident
  • Pictures of your injuries immediately after the accident
  • License plate of the drunk driver
  • Medical paperwork or records from treatment of your injuries
  • Contact and insurance information of the intoxicated driver
  • Breathalyzer test results

Drunk Driving in Florida—Who Can be Held Liable?

Our attorneys will look into other details leading up to the drunk driving accident. We will investigate factors that may have been involved so we can identify any sources of compensation for you.

Parties that could be held liable include:

The intoxicated driver: If the person who caused the accident showed signs they were under the influence of alcohol, or if they were convicted of a DUI at the scene, they may be held responsible for negligent and reckless driving.

An employee at a restaurant, bar, nightclub, or liquor storeFlorida’s Dram Shop Law allows vendors to be held liable for knowingly serving or selling alcohol to someone below drinking age or who clearly has an addiction to alcohol.

A third party or social host: When the host of an event or party serves alcohol to someone who becomes intoxicated and causes a drunk driving accident, they could be held liable in certain circumstances.

Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury as a Result of a Drunk Driving Accident

If you recently lost a family member because of the negligence of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit. Our priority is to gain compensation for you and your family for the pain, suffering and expenses related to the accident.

If someone caused you or a family member catastrophic injuries as a result of driving while intoxicated, we will go after the driver to the full extent of the law. When injuries are life-altering, you deserve to be compensated for those damages.

Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Drunk driving claims can be complicated and emotionally draining. Often, the cause of the accident is disputed and claims are denied by the at-fault insurance company. In order to win a claim, it’s crucial to have an experienced Sarasota personal injury attorney on your side. We understand Florida’s personal injury laws, and will negotiate on your behalf for fair compensation.

Protect your rights when you are injured. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, call one of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-748-5599 | Sarasota at 941-366-3782 | Lakewood Ranch 941-251-1370 | Venice 941-202-4129 You can also contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location.

There are no fees or costs until and unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case.


Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
I am so pleased with the service and care Mr. Murphy has shown. Always has time for a phone call , emailed questions are answered so quickly , it is refreshing. I had guidance every step of the way. My Case was settled quickly and effectively. Everyone that is in this off is is exceptional! Thank you so much
amanda reese
amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
I highly recommend Mr. Murphy. He immediately responded to the issues I was having with my workers compensation case. He reached out to me in a timely manner. I was always able to get ahold of him via the phone and emails. I never felt rushed in our meetings and conversations. He was professional and courteous. I am very satisfied how quickly I received my settlement.
Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy with your worker's compensation case. From day one he took the time to explain all aspects of the case, listened to my questions and concerns, and kept me up-to-date as the case progressed. I believe he was able to achieve the best possible outcome with my case, and I couldn't be happier to have worked with him. I had never hired an attorney before, but he immediately put me at ease and had my trust. Great experience from start to finish!
Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
Trust Cleaning Inc
Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
This message is for anyone who needs a good lawyer, I recommend Ed Murphy because he is a professional and patient person, he fights until the end of his case or any type of case, I recommend him to everyone 100% . there is no other attorney like ed murphy i just have to say thank you so much for helping me with my accident case.

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