Deadly Naples, FL Accident Caused by Drunk Driver
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a drunk driver rear-ended a Dodge Durango on 27th Street Northwest in Naples causing the vehicle to collide with a Honda Odyssey in the oncoming lane. The driver of the Honda Odyssey was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The drunk driver faces several charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality and DUI manslaughter.
DUI Accidents in Florida
Nationwide, 10,076 people lost their lives due to a drunk driver during 2013. Florida ranked third for the highest number of DUI fatalities that year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 800 people died in Florida during 2013 in accidents involving a driver with a BAC of .01 or higher. Six hundred seventy-six of those fatalities occurred as the result of a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. Drunk driving is still one of the deadliest decisions a person can make. Tragically, that person’s decision not only affects his or her life and family, it can potentially affect the lives of others. Even if a DUI accident does not result in a fatality, the injuries caused by a drunk driver can change your life forever. As drunk driving accident attorneys, we see the consequences of drunk driving. With over 14 million drivers being arrested for DUI each year in the United States, the problem is not likely to end. We fight for the rights of DUI accident victims each day in Boca Raton and all of South Florida.
If you are injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver or you have lost a family member in a DUI accident, you have the right to receive compensation under Florida’s personal injury laws. A monetary award will not undo the damage caused by a drunk driver; however, it will help with the financial burdens. It can also help to send a message to others that drinking and driving will not be tolerated in Florida.
Damages you may be entitled to receive in a Boca Raton DUI accident include:
- Reimbursement for your medical expenses
- Reimbursement for your lost wages
- Reimbursement for funeral expenses, travel expenses, medical equipment, property damage, and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering
- Compensation for permanent disabilities, scarring, and disfigurement
- Compensation for future medical treatment, personal care, and loss of earning capacity
Because each DUI accident case is different, you may be entitled to additional damages. Our Boca Raton DUI accident lawyers will discuss your case in detail during your free consultation.
Has a Drunk Driver Changed Your Life?
It is unfortunate when a person chooses to drive while under the influence of alcohol and causes an accident. With one bad decision, this person can change the lives of others forever. If you are suffering from physical, emotional, and financial losses because of a drunk driver, contact the personal injury lawyers of the Broderick Law Firm, P.L.
Our DUI accident attorneys can help you put the pieces of your life back together by seeking justice from the drunk driver. Our experience, knowledge, and skill ensure you receive the best legal representation as you fight for the compensation you deserve.