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Hit and Injured By a Drunk Driver in Palm Beach County, FL?

Get a car accident attorney to help you demand justice and accountability

When someone chooses to get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol or other substances, they not only jeopardize their own safety but also pose a serious risk to the lives of others on the road. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a reckless and irresponsible decision that can result in devastating consequences.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., based in Palm Beach Gardens and serving crash victims throughout Palm Beach County, Mr. Shomo understands the profound impact of drunk driving accidents on victims and their families. Mr. Shomo and his dedicated legal team are committed to holding accountable those who choose to drive impaired, seeking justice for the innocent lives lost and the survivors left behind.

Every year in Florida, thousands of innocent lives are lost due to drunk driving accidents, leaving behind grieving families and shattered communities. The emotional and financial toll of these tragedies is immeasurable, as loved ones are forced to cope with the profound loss of those taken too soon. If you were injured or a loved one died in a crash involving a drunk driver in Palm Beach County, we can protect your rights. Contact us today to learn more.

Common drunk driving accident injuries

Impaired drivers experience diminished cognitive function, reduced reaction time, impaired judgment, and decreased motor skills, making them more likely to cause car accidents. Their ability to perceive and respond to hazards on the road is compromised, increasing the likelihood of collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

From head and brain injuries to spinal cord damage, the impact of these accidents can be significant. Common injuries that victims of drunk driving accidents may experience include:

Florida DUI laws

In Florida, the legal blood alcohol content limit (BAC) is 0.08%. For a driver under the age of 21 the legal BAC is 0.02%. if someone causes a serious injury while drunk driving, it’s a third-degree felony. Even if their blood alcohol level isn’t over the legal limit of .08%, they could still be considered impaired by alcohol.

However, even if the drunk driver who hit you isn’t charged with or convicted of a crime, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries through the civil justice system. Your civil claim for damages is distinct from any criminal charges the State of Florida might pursue in connection with the same accident.

What damages can I recover after being hit by a drunk driver?

When you’re hit by a drunk driver, the consequences can be severe, both physically and emotionally. Fortunately, legal avenues are available to help you recover damages and compensate you for your losses. Some common damages that you may be entitled to cover after being hit and injured by a driver under the influence of alcohol include:

  • Medical expenses (both current and future)
  • Lost income due to inability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

Take action after getting hit by a drunk driver in Palm Beach County

You may think drunk driving accident cases are straightforward, but sometimes it takes a lot of investigation and evidence to prove intoxication. Don’t let the other driver’s denial of being drunk prevent you from receiving the financial compensation you deserve. With the help of a skilled drunk driving accident attorney, you can ensure that your rights are protected on the path of justice.

With experience dealing with all types of complicated cases, Mr. Shomo and his team know what strategies to use to make sure your case has the best chance possible to come to a successful result. Secure full compensation to cover all your accident-related damages. Contact The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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