Florida DUI Accident Victim Injury Claim

Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer

Victim of Drunk Driving in Orlando

In Florida, a driver is considered legally intoxicated if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. However, even a small amount of drugs or alcohol can impair a person’s ability to drive safely. If you have been injured in an alcohol-related accident, contact our lawyers for a free initial consultation about your rights and options.

At The Umansky Law Firm, our DUI accident attorneys represent victims of impaired drivers in Orlando and other communities in Central Florida. Even if the drunk driver avoids criminal prosecution, introducing evidence of the other driver’s alcohol use can have an effect on a civil personal injury case. Juries don’t like it when people drink and drive, and that can be a factor in determining how much compensation they award to the victim.

The Effect of Alcohol on Drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, even a small amount of alcohol can affect a driver’s vigilance, perception, visual function, and judgment. To prove that alcohol was a factor in causing the accident, our attorneys must establish that the driver’s intoxication had an effect on his or her ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

Alcohol can cause drivers to exhibit unsafe driving behavior, as it can:

  • slow reaction time
  • reduce coordination
  • reduce concentration
  • decrease vision
  • inhibit judgment

What Kind of Compensation Might I Recover?

Victims of DUI accidents have the right to sue the party responsible for the accident that caused their injuries. In most cases, victims sue the other driver directly, though additional parties may also be liable. Our attorneys are dedicated to your recovery. We can help you pursue compensation for:

  • All medical bills related to the accident
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Psychiatric care
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

We are also committed to pursuing punitive damages to punish the driver who did you wrong. These damages are very difficult to win without the influence of an attorney on your case.

Why Work With Our Orlando DUI Accident Lawyers?

Our experience as former DUI prosecutors and attorneys with DUI defense backgrounds gives us a broad understanding of the issues in a drunk driving accident case. We know how prosecutors put drunk driving cases together and we will use that knowledge to help prove your personal injury case. In many cases, we can also seek punitive damages because of the drunk driver’s illegal conduct.

Our lawyers can interview the police officer to introduce his or her observations as evidence in your case, even if the driver’s BAC was lower than .08 percent. If the officer testifies that the driver weaved in traffic or showed other signs of intoxication, that evidence can be compelling even if the driver was not convicted of drunk driving.

Attorneys who help victims seek justice in DUI accidents can also:

  • Investigate the auto accident thoroughly
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on victims’ behalf
  • Gather evidence, such as witness statements, medical records, and police records
  • Pursue punitive damages

Contact Our Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys

To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando personal injury lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.

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