How long must we put up with those who would put everyone around them at harm by driving drunk? Our country came to the realization in the 1980s that drunk driving was a deadly hazard on the roads and should be treated like a serious crime. With the many easy transportation alternative like taxis, uber and lyft available today, there’s no excuse for driving while intoxicated. Still, drunk drivers kill more than 10,000 people in the average year.
Too many people make the irresponsible decision to drive while intoxicated in South Florida every day. At Payer & Associates, we are committed to fighting for the victims of drunk driving accidents and their families, and against drunk drivers in South Florida.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you are the victim of a criminal act. You deserve compensation for your losses. You need the help of an experienced and dedicated drunk driving accident lawyer to get justice for you. You can’t count on the insurance company to do what’s right. You need someone on your side who’s ready to fight.
In the greater Miami area, turn to Payer & Associates for aggressive legal help. We are serious about holding drunk drivers accountable for the harm they do. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Miami-Dade County, Broward County or Monroe County, we want to help make things right for you.
Drunk Driving Car Accidents Continue to Cause Injury and Death in South Florida
Unfortunately, drunk driving needs no introduction in South Florida. Many people in the Greater Miami area just like you have been badly injured or seen a loved one injured or killed because of the recklessness of a drunk driver. In the decade from 2003 to 2012, 8,476 people in Florida were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
Drunk driving continues to cause injuries and deaths in Florida despite increases in penalties for DUI convictions in recent years, including requiring interlocks for first-time convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of 0.15 percent or greater, and allowing interlocks or a 10-day vehicle impoundment for first-time offenders with a BAC of 0.08 to 0.14.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver in South Florida, you are not alone, and you do not have to face the aftermath of a drunk driving accident alone. The lawyers of Payer & Associates can help you obtain monetary compensation for your losses if have been injured in a drunk driving accident that was not your fault.
We may not be able to stop people from drinking and driving, but we can and will fight for the innocent South Florida residents harmed in the crashes drunk drivers cause.
We Work Hard to Recover Your Losses after a Drunk Driving Accident
A NHTSA report says the total economic cost of one year’s motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol is $52 billion. This includes losses due to:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Workplace losses
- Lost productivity
- Legal and court costs
- Emergency service costs (EMS, fire, police)
- Insurance administration costs
- Traffic congestion costs
Much of the cost of drunk driving accidents is borne by our society. But, unless they get experienced legal help, those who have been injured or lost family members bear the staggering costs of medical bills, property damage, lost income, the effects of permanent disability or disfigurement, funeral and burial expenses in fatal drunk driving accidents, and more.
The lawyers of Payer & Associates work with victims of drunk driving accidents to recover compensation for their losses through personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. We have the knowledge of Florida law, the necessary resources to investigate the accident and prove your case, and the experience required to fully document the costs and losses you have suffered and deserve to be compensated for.
In most cases, a drunk driver and his or her insurance are the target of a drunk driving accident claim, but Florida law allows victims to seek compensation from liable third parties, as well. Under Florida’s Dram Shop laws, a bar, restaurant or similar establishment may be held liable for injuries that a drunk driver causes if an employee gave alcohol to someone who was known to be a habitual drinker or if the drinker was under the age of 21.
We thoroughly investigate drunk driving accidents on behalf of injured clients to work to ensure they are fully compensated for the all of the losses they have unjustly suffered. When there’s potential for a third-party claim in a drunk driving case, we are ready to pursue it. We take pride in our reputation as aggressive attorneys who go the extra mile for our clients. You deserve no less.
Put Payer & Associates to Work on Your Drunk Driving Accident Claim
Over their 40 years of combined experience, personal injury attorneys James D. Payer and Christian G. Payer have seen how the needless recklessness of DUI accidents has devastated so many South Florida families. They have dedicated their legal practice to helping injured individuals and their families, and are intent on holding drunk drivers and third-parties who enable them accountable.
Part of the focus of Payer & Associates is to ensure that clients know they are not alone. We know what you are going through, and we want to help. When you are our client, you have someone to call upon 24/7 with your questions and concerns. Not only will you have an attorney – your attorney – fighting for you, you’ll have the firm’s full attention.
Contact the Miami drunk driving accident lawyers at Payer & Associates today if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. We will provide an initial consultation for free and do not charge any fees until your case concludes in compensation for you. If you prefer, we will come to you – in the hospital, at home, at work or wherever is convenient for you — in Greater Miami, Miami-Dade County, Broward County or Monroe County.