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Drunk Driving Victim

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in Florida, you have certain rights. At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, our DUI victim rights attorneys can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. 

In Florida, victims of drunk driving accidents may be able to seek financial compensation for their losses through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. These claims can help cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

The experienced DUI victim rights attorneys at Law Offices of Jason Turchin can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation available under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation at 800-337-7755 or chat with one of our agents today. We represent victims and families whose loved one was hurt by a drunk driver in Florida, even if they live out of state.

What damages can a drunk driving victim get?

In Florida, the victims of drunk driving accidents may be able to recover financial compensation for their losses through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. These claims can help cover:

-Medical expenses
-Lost income
-Pain and suffering
-Funeral and burial costs (in the case of a wrongful death) 

Punitive damages may also be available in some cases, although they are not available in every state. Punitive damages are designed to punish the drunk driver for their actions and deter future drunk driving. 

What is the statute of limitations for filing a drunk driving accident claim? 

In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is generally four years from the date of the accident.  The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of the victim’s death. 

It is important to note that these deadlines can vary depending on the specific facts of your case, so it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident. 

How can an attorney help me if I am a drunk driving victim? 

The experienced DUI victim rights attorneys at Law Offices of Jason Turchin can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation available under the law. We have helped many victims and families whose loved one was hurt by a drunk driver in Florida. 

What is a dram shop lawsuit? 

A dram shop lawsuit is a type of claim that can be brought against a bar, restaurant, or other establishment that served alcohol to a drunk driver who then went on to cause an accident. 

Dram shop laws vary from state to state, but in general, these lawsuits can only be brought if the drunk driver was underage or if the establishment served the driver after they were already visibly intoxicated. 

If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Florida, contact the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation at 800-337-7755. 

Florida Liquor Liability Law

Florida Statute 768.125, Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication - provides that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person. 

This means that anyone who provides alcohol to a minor who then causes a crash which injures or kills someone can be held liable for the victim's damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.

What are the elements of a dram shop lawsuit in Florida? 

In order to prove that an establishment served alcohol to a minor or someone who was already intoxicated, the following elements are generally required: 

-The person who was served alcohol was not of legal drinking age OR was habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages. 

-The person who sold or furnished the alcoholic beverages knew or should have known that the person being served was not of legal drinking age OR knew or should have known that the person being served was habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages. 

-The intoxication of the minor or habitually addicted person caused injury or damage to another person. 

Can you sue a bar if someone drives drunk and crashes into you? 

Yes, you may be able to sue the bar if they served alcohol to a minor or someone who was already intoxicated and that person then caused a crash which injured or killed you. 

How can an attorney help me if I am injured in a drunk driving accident? 

The experienced DUI victim rights attorneys at Law Offices of Jason Turchin can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation available under the law. We have helped many victims and families whose loved one was hurt by a drunk driver in Florida. Each case is different and it is important to speak with an experienced crime victims rights attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today.

To learn more about your rights after being injured by a drunk driver, contact us today for a free consultation at 800-337-7755. 

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