If you are a driver in Florida, you already know that driving under the
influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is strictly illegal. And yet, thousands
of motorists do this exact activity every year. Luckily, law enforcement
officials are cracking down and doing more to put dangerous drunk drivers
behind bars. When they do, a lengthy criminal trial may follow, ensuring
that the criminal activity is punished accordingly. Right?
What the criminal process does not always address is the damage that the
intoxicated motorist causes to innocent motorists around them. Serious
injuries or total destruction of property can occur when a drunk driver
loses control of their vehicle. Oftentimes, thousands of dollars are required
for a complete recovery, and it does not always come out of the pockets
of insurance companies and the accountable driver. With so much devastation
laid right at their feet, why doesn’t the criminal justice system
make them pay?
Justice in Civil Cases
The answer is right in the name: the criminal justice system is primarily
concerned with criminal acts and punishments. The consequences are usually
diverted to a civil case that the injured party has to create themselves.
For this reason, if you have been injured in a DUI-related
car accident, you need to be
extra thorough and careful with your case.
Be sure that you:
- Gather sufficient evidence at the time of the accident.
- Never apologize or willingly accept any blame.
- Follow through with any investigations.
Retain the services of an experienced
personal injury lawyer.
At Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, our Stuart personal injury
attorneys are always ready to take on the toughest cases for our clients.
We understand that you deserve to be treated with respect, and that you
should not have to dip into your own savings to pay for the damage caused
by a drunk driver. When you retain our services, we will do everything
in our power to win you the maximum settlement possible.
Call 866-675-4427 today or fill out a free online case evaluation form.