Over 9,000 DUI arrests are made on Florida’s roads every year. Even with police actively patrolling and doing their best to pull intoxicated, unsafe drivers off the road, drunk drivers still cause very serious accidents. They injure and kill innocent people because they were too selfish to simply stay off the road when intoxicated.
Alcohol-related accidents accounted for nearly 800 fatalities in 2010, approximately one-third of all automobile deaths in the state of Florida that year. If each of those drivers had made a better decision such as taking a cab, sleeping on a friend’s couch or simply not drinking in the first place, thousands of Floridians would not have paid the ultimate price for their actions.
If someone you care about was killed by a drunk driver in our state, you may have a legal right to file a wrongful death suit. A skilled and experienced Florida wrongful death attorney can determine whether your case is eligible. You can contact us to find out more about whether a wrongful death claim is right for you and your family.
Drunk drivers do not understand the gravity of their decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated until it is too late. A drunk driver doesn’t intend to kill or hurt anyone as they stumble out of the bar, but the result is no less tragic. A life cut short is no less precious because the drunk driver didn’t mean to do it.
If someone close to you died in an accident caused by a drunk driver, do you know who will care for his or her children? Who will support his or her spouse? Who else depended on this person for care and financial support or daily care, and how will they cope in the future? A wrongful death court award or settlement may be able to lessen the impact of this sudden loss.
At the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., we understand that this is a trying time for you and your family. You owe it to your loved one’s memory to pursue all available avenues of justice available to you. A wrongful death claim may be the most appropriate legal action for the losses suffered as a result of this drunk driving accident. Call us at now 407-425-2000, or toll free at 877-354-6587 to schedule your free consultation.