Drunk Driving Accident
Coral Springs Lawyers Helping Drunk Driving Accident Victims in Florida
As Coral Springs drunk driving (DUI) victim attorneys, we file suit against drunk drivers throughout Florida, with a focus on the South Florida area. We are familiar with the frequency and devastating effects of drunk driving accidents, and fight passionately to pursue justice for our clients and their families.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 people die every day in the U.S. from accidents involving drunk drivers. Almost one-third (32 percent) of all deaths resulting from traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2009 involved alcohol. Statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) show that in the recent year, there were 770 DUI deaths in Florida. Another eye-raising fact from MADD is that on average, a drunk driver has driven drunk 87 times before his or her first arrest.
We encourage you to visit the MADD website to learn more about their campaign to eliminate drunk driving, tips on how to spot a drunk driver, and what to do if you see a drunk driver on the road.
We have written about several news stories involving drunk driving accidents over the past two years on our blog. Victims of DUI accidents include pedestrians, motorcyclists, drivers and their passengers, and innocent bystanders. One of our most recent blogs involves an off-duty Coral Springs police officer who is facing DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges after killing a 23-year-old Miami woman while driving over the legal alcohol limit.
Coral Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Representing DUI Victims
As Coral Springs injury attorneys representing victims of car accidents, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact that a DUI accident can have on a victim and their family. Psychological effects include post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares and insomnia; physical injuries can render a victim immobile and in some cases result in death; the financial consequences of a DUI accident can lead to loss of income and endless medical bills.
Victims of drunk driving accidents have rights. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, or if you have lost someone you love due to a drunk driver, seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney representing DUI victims. An experienced personal injury lawyer will explain your legal rights and deal directly with the defendant’s insurance company as well as your own. An attorney can also help you prove liability (fault) against the drunk driver who caused you or your family member injuries.
For a free legal consultation, call the attorneys at Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez today toll-free at 1-877-853-7466. Hablamos Español.
Our goal is to obtain justice for our clients by holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Because of the destructive effects of DUI accidents, Florida law allows DUI accident victims to sue drunk drivers for monetary damages as well as punitive damages. Punitive damages are those damages awarded to the Plaintiff that are intended as a punishment or deterrent to the defendant.
We represent plaintiffs (accident victims) only in personal injury matters throughout Florida, with a concentration in South Florida, including Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Our office is located in Coral Springs, which is in northwest Broward County. Cities that we serve include West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Margate, Coconut Creek, North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.