Tampa Auto Accident Attorney Representing Accident Victims Throughout Florida
When someone drives under the influence of drugs and alcohol, they put the lives of others at risk. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a DUI accident, you have a right to hold the negligent driver accountable. Contact a Tampa auto accident attorney at the Capaz Law Firm now. We can help you seek the justice you deserve after a DUI accident.
Florida DUI Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, DUI accidents are common in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report for 2012, there were:
- 17,258 alcohol-related/suspected crashes resulting in 877 fatalities and 12,066 injuries
- 1,798 drug-related/suspected crashes resulting in 200 fatalities and 1,435 injuries
Compensation for Injuries
If you’ve suffered a serious injury after a DUI accident, you may file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. In the event you lost a loved one, you may also seek funeral costs and other damages with a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced auto accident attorney at the Capaz Law Firm can review your case and determine what damages you may be entitled to.
After an Accident
It’s in your best interest to contact an attorney immediately after an accident. An auto accident attorney can advise you on what to do next, and can begin investigating your accident and gathering evidence to build a case against the negligent driver. Since evidence can quickly disappear, it’s important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible after your DUI accident. Another important time factor is the statute of limitations, the time limit you have to file a lawsuit after an accident. For a personal injury lawsuit, you have 4 years after the accident to make your claim. For a wrongful death, you have only 2 years. Once this time has passed, you may lose your right to file a claim forever.
Contact a Tampa Auto Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a DUI accident, contact the Capaz Law Firm now to speak with a Tampa auto accident attorney. We are dedicated to helping victims get justice when they’ve been injured by a negligent driver in any kind of accident. We will fight to hold the negligent party accountable and seek compensation for your injuries. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.
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