Do Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Have Additional Coverage in Florida?
Updated: Sep 20
In the United States, an alcohol-related death occurs every 52 minutes and comprises one-third of all traffic-related deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Four out of every fifty drunk driving accidents occurring in the United States happen within the State of Florida. As such, Florida has special laws in place to protect victims of drunk drivers. If you are injured by an impaired driver, you should be represented by an attorney well versed in these laws. Becker & Lindauer, Attorneys for The Injured, have been representing those seriously hurt by drunk drivers, for decades.
In the State of Florida, for example, victims of drunk drivers may not be required to pay deductibles or co-pays normally required by their insurance company. Additionally, they may be entitled to other monetary relief, as well, pursuant to the Florida Crime Victim Compensation Act. Unlike many other personal injury cases, victims of drunk drivers may further be entitled to punitive damages. Restitution may also be ordered in the criminal DUI prosecution.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, it is highly recommended that an attorney knowledgeable in this area of the law is retained to protect your interests. Not only have the attorneys at Becker & Lindauer represented victims of drunk driving for decades, but they are also experienced in prosecuting those guilty of drunk driving.
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