Drunk Driving Accidents
Were you hit by a drunk driver in Tampa?
More than 10,000 people die every year in drunk driving accidents, and many more are injured. In Florida alone, there are about 900 DUI fatalities and nearly 12,000 DUI injuries annually. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or fatally harmed in a drunk driving accident, we invite you to contact Givens Givens Sparks. You may be entitled to compensation for your accident-related expenses, so contact our firm to learn more about how we could help you recover.
Legal Representation from Our Tampa Car Accident Lawyers
Sustaining injuries in an accident can be expensive. Thankfully, there is recourse to pursue financial compensation to cover these costs.
After a drunk driving accident, you are likely facing:
- Costly medical bills,
- Car repair / replacement fees,
- Lost wages,
- Emotional pain and suffering, and more.
In some unfortunate cases, families will lose a loved one in an accident, leaving them grief-stricken and unable to pay accident-related expenses. We believe that you should not have to pay for an accident that was not your fault. We can work with you and the at-fault party's insurance company to ensure that they offer you what you deserve.
DUI Accidents and Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are a form of penalty fees a wrongdoer may be required to pay in serious accident and wrongful death cases. Punitive refers to a disciplinary action where the judge requires the wrongdoer to pay a certain amount of fees, in addition to other economic and noneconomic damages, to the victim or the victim's family. DUI cases are one area where punitive damages are often awarded.
Contact a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer
Trying to get a personal injury settlement can be difficult, and even though you are the victim, the insurance company will try to get away with paying you as little as possible. As such, it is ever more important to have an attorney on your case who is willing to fight until their last breath to make sure that your settlement will cover the entire cost of all of the damages. For more information, contact the legal team from our office.
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The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.