VBeing a victim of drunk drivers can be life changing. Especially when you are not at fault. A drunk driver is considered anyone who exceeds the Blood Alcohol Content 0.08 percent or more. The driver would be considered to be impaired. Because of this the drunk driver should be held accountable.
Who can be victims of drunk drivers?
These are the most common victims of drunk drivers:
- Other drivers
What are common injuries as a victim of drunk drivers?
Being a victim of drunk drivers, you can be lucky and suffer minor injuries or you maybe unlucky and suffer life threating injuries. Here are some examples:
- Spinal Injury
- Brain Injury
- Traumatic Injury
- Broken Bones
- Facial Trauma
- Cuts and Punctures
- Unexpected Death of a Loved One
What are the common types of drunk driving accidents?
A drunk driver can be driving so erratically they can cause deadly damages. These are the top three types of crashes caused by drunk drivers:
- Head on collisions:
- These can be cause by the drunk driver going the wrong way down a street or driving towards oncoming traffic
- Rollover crashes:
- These caused by the drunk driver overcorrect a driving mistake drastically, not judging a turn correctly, and drastic lane changes.
- Rear-end collision:
- Because the drunk driver’s deception is impaired it is difficult for them to judge the distance between vehicles, which can cause a fender bender.
What is the Florida Dram Shop Liability Law?
This statue outlines who can be responsible for the injuries you sustained as a victim. This statute allows you to hold the individual who was drunk and if applicable the establishment that may have contributed to your injuries by providing the alcohol. Those establishments that knowing served to a minor or a person who is a habitual alcohol drinker.
What are some damages I can seek as victim of drunk driving?
You may be overwhelmed with the medical expenses that you accrued, but here are some more damages you can seek:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of association or relationships
- Property damages
- Poor truck maintenance
What should I do if I was hit by a drunk driver?
It is ok to feel like you are in shock as a victim. And it is understandable if you are unable to do anything when it comes to your legal rights. If you think you have been hit by a drunk driver follow these steps to help your case the best you can:
- Call the police for a report and request medical attention
- Note the signs of impairment that the driver is showing.
- It can be as small as the way they smell, the ways their eyes look, the way they speak, etc.
- Get photographs of all the damage that has been done
- Get photographs of weather conditions
- Get drunk driver’s information if possible
- Get any information of any witnesses
- Call me!
Let me help you get through the stress of holding someone else liable for your injuries and make it easier for you!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!