Drunk Driving Accidents often result in serious and severe personal injuries to those involved. If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of injuries related to an accident involving a drunk driver in Fort Myers, Naples or Port Charlotte a Drunk Driving Accident Personal Injury Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor is here to help you.
There are so many different types of injuries and accidents in Southwest Florida that at their root have been caused by alcohol use. Some examples of common alcohol related accidents and injuries that serve as the basis for personal injury lawsuits include: Drunk driving accidents, intoxicated boater accidents, bars/restaurants/nightclubs continuing to serve an intoxicated patron who then injures someone or serving a minor who then injures someone. Drunk Driving is incredibly dangerous and can often result in Catastrophic Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury or Wrongful Death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2010 27% of Florida’s Traffic Fatalities were caused by motor vehicle operators who were impaired by the effects of alcohol. While this percentage is obviously unacceptably high it is actually lower than the national average which is 31%.
While damages in a personal injury claim are most easily explained as intended to make the injured party “whole” again (i.e. pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages) in certain situations punitive damages may be available. Punitive damages are meant to punish the party who has caused the injury. If somebody has injured you or a loved one due to their negligent behavior under the influence of alcohol or drugs you may be entitled to punitive damages. If an alcohol related accident has resulted in injury to you or a loved one the best course of action may be to immediately consult with a personal injury attorney. As with all potential personal injury claims it is extremely important to take photographs at the scene of the accident of all relevant subject matter including, but not limited to, vehicles and visible injuries.
The attorneys at the Fort Myers based Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle alcohol related accident cases (the most common of which involve drunk driving) throughout the State of Florida. The Personal Injury Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.