Imagine driving in the evening, eager to get home to your friends and family, when suddenly a car hits you from out of nowhere. Now, you need to worry about how you will pay for your medical expenses and vehicle repairs. If your injuries are more severe, you may have to skip work for a couple of weeks, maybe even months. You could even lose the physical ability to return to work indefinitely. You find out from the police report that the driver who caused the accident had been driving under the influence of alcohol.
The reckless actions of drunk drivers disrupt the lives of innocent people every day. In Florida, victims of drunk driving accidents can seek compensation from drunk drivers and recover some semblance of justice for the injuries and damages they have suffered.
Although Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state, the liability limits may not be enough to cover all your accident-related expenses. Drunk driving accidents often cause significant damages that extend beyond physical injuries alone. Victims can suffer emotional trauma and distress, compounded by financial hardships due to medical bills and lost wages.
Florida laws give you the legal right to seek compensation for these losses, especially because the accident was caused by the driver’s negligent and reckless actions. If the drunk driver’s actions were particularly egregious, the court may even award punitive damages to punish the driver. However, it would be best to consult an attorney to determine the best course of action.
Seeking justice is a matter of restoring the balance in such unfair and tragic circumstances by making the drunk driver pay for the losses you incurred due to their wrongful actions. Everything comes at a price. They cannot break the law by driving under the influence and face no consequences. Where is the justice in that?