Miami Drunk Driving Accidents Attorney
One of the most reckless and selfish crimes is getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol. When drivers drink and drive, they put not only their own lives at risk but also the lives of everybody around them. This senseless behavior leads to many motor vehicle accidents all throughout Miami each year, and the consequences of these accidents can be catastrophic.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver in an accident, then this Miami drunk driving accident attorney Mr. Quackenbush can help. He has many years of experience in handling all types of Drunk Driving Accident cases in Florida.
Drunk driving accidents are becoming more and more common and happen in the blink of an eye and occur without warning. It has been proven that even one drink can possibly cause an accident.
You might be entitled to punitive damages if you have been the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver. Punitive damages are designed to punish actions that go beyond simple carelessness. They are designed to punish the wrongdoer rather than compensate the injured party. These damages are intended to help deter people from making the same types of dangerous choices in the future. In order to be awarded punitive damages, you will need to show that the drunk driver acted with a conscious disregard for the safety of others. As drunk driving is an illegal act, victims of drunk driving accidents may be able to seek punitive damages from the drunk drivers as well as compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident in any area of Florida, call this Miami drunk driving accident law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation any time at 786-294-7711 and speak with a skilled attorney like Mr. Quackenbush about your situation. There are no legal fees due up front. If Mr. Quackenbush accepts your case, you will pay nothing until you receive your compensation check.Client Advice from Miami Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush
When drunk drivers injure somebody, they are not always the only ones who can be held legally responsible for their actions. For instance, if the drunk driver gets drunk at a business establishment (such as a bar, nightclub or restaurant) and drives away and kills or injures somebody in a car accident, then that business establishment might be legally responsible. This type of case would be referred to as a dram shop case. Dram shop laws are special laws enacted to hold sellers of alcohol legally responsible for injuries, deaths and financial damages that occur from their irresponsible sale of alcohol to highly-intoxicated customers. This Miami Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer will do a careful investigation to find out if the business establishment knew or should have known that the drunk driver was an alcoholic.
Moreover, if the drunk driver that caused your accident came from a house party, you might (under certain circumstances) be able to pursue a case against the owner of the house where the party was held. This is pursuant to Florida’s “House Party Statute.” For instance, if a guest under the age of 21 is served alcohol at a house party and later kills or injures someone in a car accident, the owners of the home where the house party was held might be liable. You might be able to recover compensation from the insurance policy if the owners of the home had homeowner’s insurance.Miami-Dade County Drinking and Driving Crash/Wreck Lawyer Pursues Justice on Behalf of Clients
You might be able to pursue a case against the drunk driver even if you were a passenger in the drunk driver’s vehicle and you were injured in an accident involving alcohol and/or drugs. This is because drunk drivers are responsible for the safety of not only other people on the road but also the passengers in their own vehicles. They might be responsible for the injuries if their intoxication causes them to get into an accident and injure passengers in their own vehicle.
If this is the case, the passengers in the drunk driver’s vehicle might be able to recover compensation from the bodily injury (BI) policy and uninsured motorist (UM) policy of the drunk driver.Get Compensated For Your Injuries with the Help of a South Florida Drunk Driving Collision Law Firm
If you or someone you know has been involved in a drunk driving accident occurring in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, anyplace in South Florida, or anyplace in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. He handles cases in all areas of Miami-Dade County, including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Hialeah, Homestead, Miami-Beach, and Miami Gardens.
Mr. Quackenbush works on a contingency basis which means that you do not pay until he either wins your case or settles out of court. This Miami drunk driving accident lawyer offers a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.