St. Petersburg Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Drunk drivers cause great misery in this country. The criminal laws will take care of punishing the drunk driver by suspending his driver’s license and putting him in jail in most cases. That does not take care of his accident victims. For them it is necessary to sue him and his insurance company in the civil courts. Victims are warned that they are likely to get a call from the insurance company of the drunk driver with an offer. It is important to say no as these offered settlements are a fraction of the true value of the claim. For an accurate evaluation of your case, you are encouraged to contact a personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg experienced in drunk driving litigation. The victim of a drunk driving accident is entitled to the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Ambulance costs
- Property losses
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
- Lost earning capacity
- Punitive damages
Where the victim has died, his family is entitled to a wrongful death action to recover funeral and burial expenses and loss of comfort and support. If the victim survived briefly, a claim on behalf of his estate may also be made for medical expenses, pain and suffering, property losses and punitive damages.
Do you need a drunk driving accident attorney?
We at LeavenLaw aggressively pursue damages on behalf of clients injured by drunk drivers in the St. Petersburg, Florida community. We are determined that drunk drivers pay in full for what they have done. Upon taking a case, we learn all we can about the accident’s circumstances and the client’s damages. We then make every effort to work out a reasonable settlement with the insurance company. If the company is unwilling to do what is right, we are fully ready to champion the case in court for maximum compensatory and punitive damages.