If a Tampa drunk driver caused your accident and injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Distasio Law Firm may be able to handle your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, holding the at-fault driver accountable and seeking financial recovery on your behalf.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you with your Tampa drunk driving accident case, call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022. A member of our team can speak with you about your accident, your injuries, and what legal options may be available to you.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no upfront costs required for us to start working for you.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Tampa, call (813) 259-0022
Drunk Driving Accidents in Florida
Florida has strict drunk driving laws. Those who violate these laws and cause accidents can face serious criminal penalties, in addition to the civil action victims may be able to take against them. Despite these deterrents, drunk driving incidents still occur frequently on Florida streets.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were more than 5,100 accidents statewide in 2018 involving drivers impaired by alcohol.
Accidents involving alcohol impairment during 2018 in the Tampa Bay area include:
- 510 in Hillsborough County
- 334 in Pinellas County
- 144 in Pasco County
- 47 in Hernando County
If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident in or around Tampa, Distasio Law Firm can evaluate your case for free.
If we believe you have a case against the drunk driver and can hold them accountable for their actions in civil court, we may be able to represent you. We can handle these cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning your family owes nothing for our legal fees unless and until we recover a payout for you.
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Let a Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Handle Your Case
At Distasio Law Firm, our team takes an empathetic, client-centered approach to every case. You can trust us to understand your needs and work to meet them with our commitment to putting our clients first. When we represent you, we can manage your case while you continue undergoing treatment, going to therapy, or getting other aspects of your life back to normal.
At Distasio Law Firm you will work directly with a lawyer. When our firm represents you, you will be able to talk to your attorney and work together toward holding the drunk driver responsible for your damages. A drunk driving accident lawyer in Tampa from our firm can collect evidence and navigate the claims process or file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary, to hold the drunk driver accountable in your civil case.
Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022 to learn more about our services and your legal options.
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Recoverable Damages in a Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Case
When we handle a case, Distasio Law Firm can gather evidence to show the injuries, losses, and expenses our clients endured and incurred because of the accident. This evidence may include:
- Relevant medical records and bills
- Medical expert witness testimony
- Statements from accident reconstruction experts
- Car repair estimates
- Receipts for additional expenses
- Paperwork showing missed paychecks and time away from work
- Other documentation of injuries and pain and suffering
Using this evidence, as well as the proof of negligence and liability we gathered, we may be able to reach a settlement agreement or secure a court award that includes damages such as:
- Current and future medical care costs
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and other noneconomic damages
If a loved one passed away as a result of a Tampa drunk driving accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action under Florida Statute 768.21. We may be able to help your family hold the drunk driver accountable for your loved one’s death and recover additional damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Statute of Limitations for a Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit
The statute of limitations on Florida drunk driving accidents is set by Florida Statute 95.11. In general, victims have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is typically two years.
If you wait too long and allow the statute of limitations to expire in your case, it could prevent you from collecting compensation in a lawsuit, even if you have strong evidence of the responsible driver’s liability.
At Distasio Law Firm, we can identify, explain, and uphold the deadlines that apply in your case when we represent you.
Discuss Your Case with a Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
At Distasio Law Firm, we know how difficult and frustrating it can be for someone else’s reckless and careless behavior to cause your injuries and cost you thousands of dollars. This is why we work to help our clients hold the at-fault driver accountable and recover compensation for their losses and expenses.
Call us today at (813) 259-0022 for a free case evaluation with a drunk driving accident lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm. We may be able to represent your case on a contingency-fee basis where you pay us nothing in advance to get started working for you.