Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault party responsible and recover compensation you may be entitled to if you suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Drunk driving is not only potentially reckless and dangerous, but it is also illegal. If a drunk driver caused your car accident and injuries, you may be able to hold them accountable for their actions in an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Distasio Law Firm offers free case evaluations and consultations to Wesley Chapel drunk driving accident victims. You may be able to speak to a member of our car accident team at no cost to you by calling (813) 259-0022.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Wesley Chapel, call (813) 259-0022
Drunk Driving Civil Cases May Not Require a Criminal Conviction
We may be able to pursue a civil case, hold a drunk driver accountable, and recover damages you may be entitled to following a Wesley Chapel car accident, even if the driver never faces criminal charges or if there is no conviction in their case. While evidence of drunk driving may support your claim against the at-fault driver, it is not necessary to create a potentially compelling case in civil court.
Drunk driving accidents are not rare in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), in 2018 there were:
- 5,106 total alcohol-related accidents statewide.
- 372 alcohol-related fatal accidents in Florida.
- Almost 3,000 reported injury cases that occurred as a result of a drunk driving accident.
In Pasco County alone, there were 144 drunk driving accidents reported in 2018. This included 135 injuries and 14 fatal accidents. There were additional impaired driving accidents that occurred as a result of a driver under the influence of drugs or both drugs and alcohol.
If you sustained injuries in one of these types of accidents, Distasio Law Firm may be able to discuss your options for holding the at-fault motorist responsible. If we accept your case, our team may be able to dedicate the necessary financial resources and time to build a strong case for receiving compensation you may be entitled to.
We handle personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, and our initial consultations are free. You have nothing to lose by calling us at (813) 259-0022.
Wesley Chapel Drunk Driving Accidents Lawyer Near Me (813) 259-0022
Distasio Law Firm Prides Itself on Helping Our Clients Recover
At Distasio Law Firm, our team puts our clients’ best interests first if hired. We may attempt to pursue the necessary evidence to prove your case, hold the liable party responsible for your injuries and damages, and recover compensation you may be entitled to. If you hire Distasio Law Firm, you can always work directly with a Wesley Chapel drunk driving accident lawyer. Our team is available to help you understand your case every step of the way.
A drunk driving accident lawyer in Wesley Chapel from Distasio Law Firm may be able to investigate your accident and gather evidence to prove negligence and liability. This process may allow us to confirm the identity of the at-fault driver as well as collect evidence to support our claim or lawsuit against them. This may include:
- The traffic crash report filed by police who responded to the accident.
- Eyewitness statements.
- Physical evidence such as the damaged vehicles.
- Medical records.
- Documentation of your injuries, treatment, and prognosis.
- Expert opinions if necessary.
It is important that you act quickly after your accident. There is a statute of limitations on cases per Florida Statute 95.11. While this statute may give you up to four years to file a lawsuit, a lawyer may need to help build your case much sooner while certain evidence is available. Our team does not have to wait on the criminal case to play out to pursue civil damages; you may be able to hold the at-fault driver responsible regardless of their criminal case.
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Possible Recoverable Damages in a Wesley Chapel Drunk Driving Accident Case
A car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to build a strong argument and secure a settlement from the drunk driver’s insurance company or a court award at trial. If this occurs in your Wesley Chapel drunk driving case, your financial recovery may include:
- Related medical bills and care costs, both current and future.
- Lost wages as well as reduced earning capacity if applicable.
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle.
- Other personal property damages.
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.
- Pain and suffering, as well as other noneconomic damages.
There may also be an opportunity to seek additional damages under Florida Statute 768.21 if an accident victim passed away as a result of their injuries. The personal representative of the estate may be able to take legal action to pursue certain damages under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. Our team may be able to help you understand this process and also be able to handle your case while you spend time with your family to grieve a potential loss.
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Discuss Your Case With a Member of Our Car Accident Team Serving Wesley Chapel
If you suffered injuries in a Wesley Chapel car accident caused by a drunk driver, a Wesley Chapel drunk driving accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help pursue a case and hold the at-fault party responsible for the injuries and losses they may have caused. Our personal injury team offers free case reviews in Wesley Chapel drunk driving accident cases.
Call (813) 259-0022 to learn more about how Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault motorist accountable.