Drunk drivers injure and kill thousands of people in Florida and across the country every year. Alcohol impairs judgment, motor function, reaction speeds, vision, and many other abilities necessary to operate a vehicle on a Florida public roadway. If someone chooses to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, they are putting themselves, their passengers, and everyone else on the road at risk of a catastrophic accident. When someone gets hurt or worse as a result of their actions, they should be held responsible for their actions. If a drunk driver in Florida has injured you or your loved one, it is imperative that you call an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer as soon as possible to hold them liable for their behavior.
The passionate and effective drunk driving accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., has years of experience holding reckless drivers to task for the injuries they cause. We fight for justice and the compensation that our clients deserve after a Florida drunk driver causes devastation to our clients and their families.
Drunk Driving Remains a Significant Problem in Florida and Across the Country
The advent of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have had a positive impact in some metropolitan communities on the incidence of drunk driving and drunk driving-related accidents. Unfortunately, buzzed and drunk driving remains a serious problem across the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around a third of all traffic deaths in the country involve an intoxicated driver. Twenty-nine people are killed in traffic accidents involving alcohol every day.
In Florida alone, there were 5,125 alcohol-related crashes in 2017, according to the annual crash facts report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Three hundred fifty people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in Florida that year, and another 3,035 individuals were injured. There were also 668 accidents connected to drug use, leading to 589 injuries and 338 deaths. Another 274 people were killed in accidents involving both drug and alcohol use.
Taking Drunk Drivers to Task
If a drunk killed your loved one, buzzed, or drugged driver, you have the right to hold that driver responsible for the damage they have done to you and your family. In addition to criminal liability, you can sue the driver for wrongful death. No amount of money can fill the gap left by your family member. Still, you can rest more comfortably knowing that the responsible party has been brought to justice in both the civil and criminal courts, and some measure of compensation can help at the least with the financial consequences of a fatal crash.
Our Florida drunk driving accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you need after the reckless actions of a drunk driver irreparably harm your family.
Dedicated and Passionate Help Pursuing Your Florida Drunk Driving Accident Injury Claim
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed by a drunk or buzzed driver in Naples, Orlando, or throughout Collier and Orange Counties, contact a seasoned Naples drunk driving accident lawyer for help. The compassionate and zealous Florida car accident legal team at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., is ready to take your call and help you get the recovery you deserve. Reach out to our Naples law office today at 239-649-8050 for a free consultation, and learn whether you may be entitled to compensation after your Florida drunk driving accident.