Boynton Beach Drunk Driving Lawyer
Drunk driving causes car accidents. When an individual is drunk, he or she cannot safely operate a vehicle because his or her perception, judgment, and motor skills are impaired.
Despite drunk driving being illegal, it happens on roadways in Florida and throughout the United States every day. And when it does, drunk drivers and others involved in the accidents they cause can suffer severe injuries and death. If you are injured in a collision with a drunk driver, you can pursue compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim, contact our Boynton Beach drunk driving lawyers now.
Blood Alcohol Concentration and DUI
It is illegal to drive when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. If you are under 21 years old or driving a commercial vehicle, your legal BAC limit can be even lower. Driving with a BAC beyond the legal limit is grounds for a driving while intoxicated (DUI) charge.
Injuries you Can Suffer in a Drunk Driving Accident
You can suffer the same kinds of injuries in a collision with a drunk driver that you can suffer in any other kind of car accident. They include:
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Burns; and
Your injuries can leave you permanently disfigured, paralyzed, or disabled in another way. They can also prematurely end your career and cause you to face additional health challenges, like depression or an anxiety disorder.
When a victim dies in a collision with a drunk driver or as a result of the injuries he or she sustained, his or her loved ones may pursue compensation for their related damages through a wrongful death claim.
Pursuing Compensation for your Injury-Related Damages
When you are injured in a car accident, you can file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Your medical expenses;
- Your lost wages; and
- Your pain and suffering damages.
The drunk driver who caused your accident does not have to be found guilty of DUI to be liable for your damages. Your personal injury claim is completely separate from his or her DUI charge, and in order to recover monetary compensation for your injury-related damages, you must simply prove that the driver’s failure to exercise his or her duty to avoid injuring others resulted in an accident that left you injured and facing specific damages. Providing documentation that the driver was charged with DUI can be a useful piece of evidence you can use to support your claim. Other evidence can include photographs of the accident and a copy of the official police report.
A Boynton Beach Auto Accident Lawyer can Help you Pursue Compensation for your Losses
A drunk driver’s actions can leave you severely injured, disfigured, and facing steep losses. When you are a drunk driving accident victim, you can work with an experienced auto accident lawyer to pursue compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim. To learn more and start working on your claim with us, contact Leifer & Ramirez today to set up your free legal consultation in our office.