Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers
Tampa Drunk Driving Injury Attorneys
Getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink is a reckless, criminal act. In spite of efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and the serious criminal penalties, too many people still choose to drink to excess and drive. In Florida, thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed every year by drunk drivers. In Florida, accidents involving drunk drivers make up nearly one third of fatal car accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, or if you have lost a loved one, it is important to have a personal injury attorney on your side who knows the Tampa area. The Hancock Law Firm is devoted to serving people who have been injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents caused by drunk drivers. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our lawyers will be focused on helping you maximize your financial recovery.
After a Drunk Driving Accident, You May Be Eligible for Punitive Damages
In any accident caused by another’s negligence, the injured person is entitled to recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Drunk driving, however, is much worse than negligence. As a result, it may be possible to recover punitive damages, which are intended to punish the wrongdoer’s conduct and deter others from driving under the influence of alcohol. You can rely on our Tampa personal injury law firm to fight for your full measure of damages in negotiation and litigation.
Florida also has dram shop laws. These laws hold bars and restaurants liable if their employees serve alcohol to someone they know to be intoxicated who causes an accident. Our law firm will thoroughly review what happened prior to the accident to determine if any bar or restaurant shares liability for your injuries.