Driving under the influence of alcohol is the primary cause of automobile accidents in the United States. Tragically, many of these drunk driving accidents result in severe injuries or fatalities. Those who drive under the influence of alcohol not only jeopardize their own lives, but also risk severely injuring or killing anyone else who happens to be in the car or on the road at the same time. Victims of drunk drivers in Central Florida can depend on the drunk driving accident attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa. Our drunk driving accident lawyers help these unfortunate victims and their families file lawsuits and obtain damages from the party responsible for their needless suffering.
Consequences of Drunk Driving Accidents
While many walk away from drunk driving automobile accidents with bruises and broken bones, others suffer lasting serious damage—catastrophic personal injuries—to their internal organs, spinal chords, and brains. These are injuries that usually require expensive corrective surgery, pain medication, years of physical therapy, and attendant care. Still others are killed, leaving their family and friends behind to grieve.
Regardless of whether victims suffer minor contusions or serious permanent damage, these injuries are a constant reminder of the fateful accident that changed their lives forever. Aside from physical injuries, drunk driving accidents can cause other hardships including:
- Overwhelming medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Damage to property
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Victims of drunk driving accidents are entitled to financial compensation for these and other losses incurred as a result of the drunk driver’s negligence.
Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense throughout the country and is pursued aggressively in the courts. In most states, a person with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 is considered intoxicated and too impaired to operate a motor vehicle safely. Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration above this level who are involved in an automobile collision face not only the charges associated with the accident, but also DUI/DWI charges.
Contact the Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers at Our Central Florida Law Firm
If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident, contact our drunk driving accident lawyers with offices in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa and serving all of Central Florida. Our highly skilled drunk driving accident attorneys have extensive experience representing victims of careless drunk drivers and have a history of obtaining substantial settlements and jury awards on their behalf. Contact the drunk driving accident lawyers at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., to schedule a review of your case.