It goes without saying that drinking and driving is reckless. When a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes injuries, our Tampa DUI accident lawyers believe their victims deserve swift justice.
Innocent victims shouldn’t have to pay for the damage caused by careless drivers. At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa, FL, we use our legal knowledge and experience to get accident injury victims the compensation they deserve. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are dedicated to making people whole again.
We’ll treat you with compassion and provide you with high-quality legal care that meets your specific needs. We understand your anger and trauma, but you’re not alone. Getting the justice you deserve starts with a phone call to us at (813) 686-7588 and schedule your free consultation for answers to all your questions.
How Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After You’ve Been Injured in a Tampa DUI Accident
Injuries caused by drivers who are under the influence are infuriating because they never should’ve happened. The dangers of drunk driving are well-known, yet people impaired by alcohol continue to get behind the wheel. In a recent year, 814 people lost their lives to alcohol-impaired drivers.
The insurance claims process for getting compensation for injuries sustained in a DUI-related accident can be a frustrating maze. Our Tampa car accident lawyers can help take the mystery out of it.
Our 50 years of combined experience in guiding accident victims through the claims process has paid off. Since 1996, we’ve secured exceptional settlements and verdicts for our clients, including:
- $4,356,000 verdict for a client who suffered a severe brain injury in a rear-end collision
- $3,000,000 judgment award for a client struck by a school bus as she entered a crosswalk
- $2,700,000 verdict following a 6-day trial for a husband and wife injured by a truck
- $1,450,000 in compensation for a pedestrian client who was pinned between two cars
Insurance companies understand well that when Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is on the case, we won’t negotiate our clients’ rights away. Instead, we’ll protect their rights through hard-nosed settlement negotiation. If the insurance company negotiates in bad faith, they know we won’t hesitate to get your case before a jury.
Put the force of our reputation as aggressive negotiators and confident trial attorneys behind your Tampa, Florida, DUI accident case. Call us today so we can talk to you about your legal rights and options.
What Are My Legal Options for Compensation Following a Tampa, FL DUI Accident?
Drivers who operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol face stiff criminal penalties. When they cause an accident, the stakes can be much higher. It can mean catastrophic injuries or death for innocent people.
If your life has been dramatically altered due to a Tampa DUI accident, you have the right to collect compensation for your injuries. Since Florida is a no-fault state, you will first look to your own insurance company for compensation under your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.
Unfortunately, your PIP benefits may not cover all of your damages. However, you still have options. Florida has created an exception to its “no-fault rules for DUI accident cases. You can pursue the impaired driver or their insurance company to recover the losses not covered by PIP.
Generally, to prove another driver is liable for your injuries, you have to show they were negligent. This requires proving they owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty of care which in turn caused your damage. You also have to prove the value of your damages.
However, in DUI-related accidents, the task of establishing liability may be a bit easier under negligence per se. Under this theory, a person’s negligence is presumed if they violate a law that resulted in your injuries.
What Are My Tampa DUI Accident Injuries Worth?
Proving the liability of the impaired driver is only part of the equation. You still have the burden of establishing how much your case is worth. This is a complicated issue that requires a thorough understanding of how to fully and accurately calculate your damages.
The value of your Tampa DUI accident claim rests on various factors that include:
- The seriousness and long-term impact of your injuries
- The past and future cost of your medical treatment
- Whether your injuries prevent you from working temporarily or permanently
- Any significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- The value of your personal property that was damaged in the accident
DUI accidents don’t just cause physical injuries – they can also result in non-economic damages that may be difficult to calculate. Your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life are very real injuries. You deserve compensation for that.
Reach out to Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, and we can begin investigating the DUI accident that caused your injuries. Once we take a deep dive into all the surrounding circumstances, we can more accurately talk to you about the value of your claim.
Call an Experienced Tampa DUI Accident Attorney Regarding Your Injuries and Legal Options
The fallout from a DUI accident can forever change your life. It begins with the agony of your injuries, then it turns to anguish over the financial harm it has caused you. We believe that injuries caused by a DUI accident merit a powerful legal response.
Demand justice by calling Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers. At your initial free consultation, we’ll get to know you and how your DUI accident injuries have impacted your life. Then we’ll get straight to work on getting you the compensation you so very much deserve. Contact us today at (813) 686-7588.