It is important that your DUI lawyer immediately carry out a full investigation of the accident, including:
- Photos from the scene
- Interview witnesses and statements
- The results of the breathalyzer and field sobriety test on site
- Recording / tape of 911
- A full copy of the court record of drunk driver, to safeguard all the statements made concerning the amount of alcohol consumed
- Review the criminal record
- Review of driving record
- Video of Patrol with sobriety test on site and arrest
- Analysis, photographs and measurements of the vehicles involved
Some evidence may be destroyed, lost or misplaced; therefore you should quickly get in contact with our office for an attorney to obtain and preserve evidence.
Florida law provides that a drunk driver can be punished for operating a motor vehicle when it’ under the influence of alcohol or chemicals, as described in Florida Statutes. The law also stipulates that can compensate with monetary compensation to punish the negligent conduct. These indemnities allowed by the Florida courts to punish the defendants are called compensation for damages. In Florida a driver operating a vehicle while its blood alcohol level in the blood is in excess of 08; is presumed to operate a vehicle when its normal faculties are not impaired. Therefore, if someone operating a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle) with an alcohol level of .08 or more, that person is presumed to be driving under the influence and usually will be sanctioned with a DUI.
We how a detailed and comprehensive presentation of evidence DUI representatives of the insurance company and lawyers, which probably will cause the insurance company to pay a settlement significantly higher than in an accident that does not involve a drunk driver. If a lawsuit is filed, the presentation was initially made in mediation.
Recently, the Maryland DUI Injury received compensation while the case was in litigation for five (5) times the available policy limits when the insurance company failed to pay the policy limit to due course. The case involved a drunk driver crashed into a van where were two children traveling with their parents. The compensation was obtained after exposure of injury and DUI presentation of evidence, including a videotape of the arrest.
Liability Premises expending Spirits in Maryland, bars, restaurants and other establishments that sell alcoholic beverages have an obligation not serve a recognized alcohol or someone who is visibly intoxicated. If you continue to serve that individual, you are responsible for damage caused by that person. This area of law known as “dram shop liability” (responsible for setting sale of alcoholic beverages
If does not verify the identification of the person who is drinking alcohol to ensure that you have come of age, the establishment is responsible for any damage caused by the minor; may also be responsible for any injury suffered by the child as a result of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
If alcohol is consumed at a private party, the homeowner can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by a drunk driver. You need an experienced attorney who has handled numerous cases against drunk drivers to properly present your case in the most professional, detailed and effectively.
- When the owner of a vehicle that knew a drunken person was going to operate an vehicle
- When an employer did not take away from employee the given vehicle, after learning that the employee had prior arrests or convictions for DUI
When a drunk driver injures or kills someone, the case must be analyzed by a personal injury lawyer to determine whether compensation for damages is applied. The DUI Lawyer, has successfully resolving cases of car accidents involving drunk drivers.