For many years, a focus of law enforcement, and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, has been the danger and damage caused by drunk drivers. The statistics scarcely need repeating, but a drunk driver kills someone on average every hour of every day.
What do you do if you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver? Contact a Tampa drunk driving accident attorney.
Michael Herron is a former DUI prosecutor. He can assist you in ways that other attorneys cannot. He knows the criminal court system, the prosecutors, and evidence that can be used against those who injured you.
As in all personal injury matters, someone has been careless or negligent, and they must pay for the harm they caused. A large percentage of drunk driving accidents are caused by repeat offenders. Those who so egregiously break the law should be prosecuted in criminal court. Driving under the influence of drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol, is treated the same way.
Make Them Pay
Our job is to sue for money damages in civil court. Our lawyers are former prosecutors who are very familiar with drunk driving accidents and how to prove fault to win compensation. Witnesses can testify to the drinking and the level of impairment of the person who chose to drive. Even if the driver is not convicted in criminal court, the standard of proof is lower in civil court and we can prevail at trial or in negotiations.
Those who serve a person who was already impaired, knowing they might drive, may also be liable. In some circumstances, bars, restaurants, even social hosts must beware not to over-serve alcohol to a driver. The driver’s friends or other witnesses can testify as to how much was served, and how the person appeared.
Tampa Drunk Driving Accidents Lawyer
Our law firm is here to serve you. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. Personal injury cases are handled on contingency, which means you owe us no fees unless we achieve a favorable settlement or jury verdict for you. Call a Clearwater alcohol-related crash attorney at the Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, at 813.258.4878 for a free initial consultation.