The physical pain, disability, mounting medical bills and lost wages resulting from an accident caused by a drunk driver can have devastating and life-changing consequences for you and your family. While you focus on the immediate issue of regaining your health, the personal injury lawyers at Hitchens and Hitchens, PA will concentrate on recovering compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, boat or pedestrian-related accident caused by a drunk driver in the St. Petersburg area or Florida, we will work to hold that driver accountable for the harm you’ve suffered.
Drunk driving is illegal because it is extremely dangerous. The law prevents drivers from operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances because their impairment can lead to accidents that injure or kill innocent parties who share the road. Some of the most common injuries that accident victims sustain include:
We also represent the families of drunk driving accident victims who succumbed to fatal injuries. While a wrongful death action cannot bring back your loved one, we will seek damages for your losses and justice for the deceased.
If you’ve suffered any of these injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you have the right to seek damages. We will press for compensation that covers:
We may also seek punitive damages, which are intended to discourage others from drinking while impaired. In all cases, we will support you through every step of the legal process while pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys maintain a close professional relationship with top trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and collision reconstruction analysts. We regularly consult these experts to document what took place in your accident, how seriously you were hurt, and who should be held responsible. At trial, these professional experts can deliver compelling testimony to help jurors understand the nature and extent of your injuries, giving you the best chance at a favorable outcome.
Consulting an attorney immediately following an auto accident is essential to the preservation of crucial evidence and witness testimony. In addition, Florida law places time limits on filing automobile accident claims. To ensure timely investigation of your claim, the attorneys at Hitchens and Hitchens, PA can schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and visit your home or hospital bed if you cannot come to our office. We are serious about holding drunk drivers accountable for the injuries they have caused and dedicated to supporting you throughout the legal process so you can move forward with confidence.
Hitchens and Hitchens, PA, in St. Petersburg, has extensive experience helping clients throughout Florida who’ve been injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers. For skilled representation, call 727-345-3788 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.