Drunk Driving Accidents & Dram Shop Cases
In Florida, a driver is presumed intoxicated when they are driving a vehicle and have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or higher. All too often, drunk driving ends in more than just an arrest. Drunk driving accidents are the cause of thousands of injuries and deaths on Florida roadways every year. Many more accidents are caused by drivers who are impaired by other substances such as illegal drugs or prescription medications. If you have been injured by an impaired or drunk driver, please contact us immediately. To help maximize the value of your case, we want to investigate early and preserve valuable evidence. When handled correctly from the beginning, we are often able to obtain punitive damages against the intoxicated driver. Punitive damages are meant to punish and deter the conduct of driving while intoxicated. If you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver, let us take care of the legal claims so you can focus on putting your life back together.
Sometimes the intoxicated driver is underage or is a known habitual drunk. When an establishment, like a restaurant or bar, which serves alcohol knowingly serves a habitual drunk or an underage drinker, the establishment may be responsible for damages if that over-served patron injures or kills another person when driving while intoxicated. These are called “dram shop” cases. Although often difficult to prove, when the injured person hires an experienced personal injury law firm quickly, the odds of recovering in a dram shop case improve dramatically. Our law firm will investigate early and preserve valuable evidence. If you’ve been injured by a habitual drunk or underage drunk driver who may have been knowingly served by a bar or restaurant, please call us immediately. Once you’ve hired Stechschulte Nell, you can focus on healing your injuries and we will focus on fighting for you.