Brevard Accident Lawyers: Drunk Driving Victims
As a drunk driving accident victim, Florida law provides you with many rights. You are able to seek compensation if you have been injured by a drunk driver, and in some cases, even the store or bar that served the alleged offender. The Brevard County drunk driving victims attorneys at Couture Law PA will examine every aspect of your case, in an effort to recover money for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Dram shop laws
Dram shop laws in Florida hold restaurants, bars, hotels and other establishments that serve alcohol to a convicted drunk driver accountable in some cases. Sometimes, these establishments will carry comprehensive liquor liability insurance to protect them from the lawsuits of victims and their families. Couture Law PA is experienced in these types of cases and will aggressively fight these insurance companies on your behalf.
Drunk driving victim statistics
Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and non-fatally injure someone every two minutes in the U.S.
- Each year, alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost about $51 billion (for victims and their families).
- 32% (13,470) of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. had some involvement with alcohol.
- There were 22,259 alcohol-related accidents in Florida in 2008; 1,169 fatalities and 15,736 injuries from crashes related to alcohol.
- Brevard County had 635 alcohol-related crashes in 2008.
- Observed holidays with the most alcohol-related fatalities in 2008:
* New Year's Eve: 26
* Thanksgiving Day: 24
* Memorial Day: 18
* Independence Day: 18
* Christmas Day: 14
* Labor Day: 12
These statistics don’t touch on the lives affected by the carelessness and negligence of a drunk driver. They can’t explain that the victims of drunk drivers often cannot work because of their injuries and as a result, don’t have any income and cannot pay their bills. The stress of having to deal with mounting medical bills can often impair the healing process — turning into a vicious downward spiral for the victim of a drunk driving accident. Couture Law PA strives to minimize all of these negativities and work toward gaining you fair and just compensation so you may move on with your life.
Couture Law PA represents drunk driving accident victims in Brevard County and its major cities, including Melbourne, Titusville, Palm Bay and the entire Space Coasts and surrounding cities and towns.