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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 and 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 store: Florida’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.

We serve clients in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and the Tampa Bay area. Our attorneys care about getting you the help and justice you are entitled to. You don’t pay us until we win the case for you.

Schedule a free 30 minute consultation today.