Car Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

One of the most catastrophic causes of car crashes is drunk driving, mainly because it’s a completely avoidable situation. What’s more, the damage can ripple across multiple generations of a family if one of their loved ones is hit by a drunk driver, leaving the others to sift through the physical, financial, and emotional aftermath.

Fortunately, there’s a seasoned drunk driving accident attorney who can empathetically guide you through every step of the legal process: David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A. For over 30 years, this accomplished negotiator has been helping victims of drunk driving get the compensation they deserve in court.

If you were involved in a drunk driving crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, you’ll need a drunk driving accident lawyer who has both the courtroom experience and intricate knowledge of Florida DUI laws to help you win and increase the value of the settlement you’re after, and David I. Fuchs is the man for the job.

To schedule your free consultation, call (954) 568-3636 today.

I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver–Can I Sue?

If you were hit by a drunk driver or if a drunk driver totaled your car in a drunk driving accident, you can legally sue the other drivers for damages if your injuries are significant and your expenses exceed your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will cover.

If you were rear-ended by a drunk driver, you may be legally allowed to sue for damages, but it will depend on the severity of your injuries and damage to your car. Only an experienced DUI accident lawyer will be able to prove that the at-fault driver’s reckless behavior incurred significant damages that meet the Florida requirements for filing a drunk driving lawsuit.

Time Limit for Filing Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits

Florida’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in the wake of drunk driving accidents is four years. This means that from the date of your accident until its four-year anniversary, you can file a lawsuit. Any cases filed after this time window closes will be immediately dismissed, though.

Florida DUI Laws

Florida law states that drivers can get charged with a DUI if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.8% or higher, which is the legal limit, or if they’re in “actual physical control” of a vehicle while under the influence. Anyone who caused a DUI wreck will face criminal charges as well as a personal injury lawsuit.

We will use any DUI evidence collected at the scene of the accident to support your case. For example, if the person who caused your wreck was arrested or issued a ticket, then we will obtain that information from the police.

How a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help You

Victims of drunk driving will tell you just how taxing drunk driving accidents can be. In addition to working through the difficult emotions that follow, medical bills and a lack of steady income can quickly throw victims into a financial crisis.

However, David I. Fuchs understands this peril well, and for over three decades has been committed to restoring a sense of peace and justice to his clients’ lives, both in and out of the courtroom. To learn more about how we can help you with your case, call us at (954) 568-3636 today.