West Palm Beach Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Driving is a privilege, and it comes with a responsibility to operate your vehicle safely to the best of your ability. Unfortunately, not all drivers uphold this responsibility; they get behind the wheel while they’re drunk, and they put other drivers at risk.

Drunk driving results in dozens of crashes and injuries in West Palm Beach every year. And in the United States, one person dies in a crash caused by an alcohol-impaired driver every fifty-one minutes.

If you’ve been in a crash caused by a driver who was under the influence, getting the compensation you deserve can be incredibly difficult. A West Palm Beach car accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you get the compensation you’re owed.

Determining Fault

After you contact a West Palm Beach drunk driving car accident lawyer, one of the first things you and your attorney will do is review the details of your case to determine who was at fault. You will go over evidence, which may include police reports, photos of the accident, witness statements, and medical records.

Even if the driver who caused your accident is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, your compensation isn’t guaranteed. But a DUI conviction for the other driver could bolster your civil case. In such a suit, it is possible to name the following parties in your claim for compensation:

  • The driver who caused the accident
  • The restaurant or bar that sold the alcohol to the driver

However, in Florida, a bar or restaurant can only be found liable if it sold alcohol to a minor or someone who is known to be “habitually addicted to alcohol” and that person went on to cause the drunk driving crash that injured you.

Because of complex legal details like this, it’s important to have a legal ally familiar with drunk driving accident cases who will work to hold the negligent party or parties accountable. A West Palm Beach drunk driving lawyer with our firm is that kind of ally.

The Value of Your Drunk Driving Crash Claim

The physical, emotional, and financial strain caused by a drunk driving accident can be overwhelming. You may be facing immense physical challenges, medical bills that don’t stop coming, and emotional trauma. If a drunk driver caused you to lose a loved one, the emotional challenges can be even more acute.

While your attorney will understand that the results of your accident cannot be changed, he will work to get you a settlement that accounts for the many hardships you may continue to face. These may include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost earnings
  • Physical or emotional therapy
  • Reduced ability to enjoy life

Contact a West Palm Beach Drunk Driving Crash Lawyer

An accident with a drunk driver can send your life into a tailspin. However, you don’t have to face the struggle alone.

Contact a West Palm Beach drunk driving accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo today to take the first step toward getting fair compensation. Call 561-659-6366 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.