Drunk Driving Cases
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident in Florida, the law office of The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A., based in Fort Lauderdale, and handling matters primarily occurring in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, can help you. Being injured by a drunk driver who crashes his or her vehicle into yours can be devastating, both in terms of property damage suffered by you, and by the injuries you will have to endure, probably for the rest of your life. Call our office for your free consultation, at (954) 951-3351 to discuss how we may be of assistance to you.
It is well known that after suffering such an injury, nothing can ever completely restore you to the condition you may have been in prior to this crash or, in extreme cases, nothing can bring back to life someone who may have been killed by a drunk driver. What we do know, however, is that such parties can be held accountable for the damage they inflict, whether the liable party is the driver, the owner of the car, or the owner of an establishment that may have served alcohol to an impaired customer. For more about the liability of the place or persons who served the alcohol, see our article on Dram Shop Cases.
There are a number of legal strategies through which we can help those who have suffered to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. At the law office of The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A. we have almost 80 years of combined experience in handling cases such as these.
Injuries suffered in drunk driving accidents are more likely to happen than other types of motor vehicle accidents involving sober motorists. Impaired drivers are by virtue of their impairment less able to respond to emergency situations, less able to recognize if they have created dangerous situations, and less likely to be able to recognize when danger is lurking. All of this translates into situations in which it is more dangerous to have a drunk driver on the road in Florida.
Because of the substantial experience our criminal defense practice has in the area of Florida DUI defense, we also know what to look for in proving a civil matter against a drunk driver who has injured our clients. We are experts in evaluating the evidence that is relevant to the representation of someone injured by a drunk driver. Therefore, we tend to closely examine a number of factors, such as the results of breath, urine, or blood test results, medical records, videos taken by dash or body cameras of police officers, and surveillance camera footage. We are able to do this in the context of a law firm that looks at these factors from both a criminal defense side and a personal injury side. Therefore, our ability to analyze such information is not limited to mere civil matters – it is a total analysis that the law office of The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A. can do.
In representing you, we will establish liability against the party or parties from whom recovery can be made. Some may be against the driver, but some may also be against the owner of the car if someone else is driving, or even an employer, if the drunk driver is working at the time of the crash, or is using a company car. Also, as stated above, sometimes dram shop liability can become relevant in representing clients in drunk driving cases. The staff of the law office of The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A. will help you make that decision. Call us at (954) 951-3351 or email us for your free consultation will start you on your way to a fair and complete recovery for all harm caused by drunk drivers.