Auto Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville
Let Our Experienced Team Protect You After a Drunk Driving Accident
Every day people choose to drink and get behind the wheel. These poor decisions and dangerous habits put over 112 million people at risk.
Those who choose to drive while drunk can lead to fatal accidents that ruin futures, lives, and permanently takes loved ones away from their families.
Understanding the Law in Florida
Florida does not taking drinking and driving lightly. It is considered illegal to drink and drive in Florida if:
- You are 21 years or older and have a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher.
- You are driving a commercial vehicle and have a BAC of 0.04 percent or higher.
- You are under the age of 21 and your BAC is 0.02 percent or higher.
Despite the law, there are plenty of people that still drive while drunk and cause devastating accidents. Most of these individuals are able to walk away from the accident, while they leave their victims to deal with numerous medical costs, surgeries or worse, death.
The Third Party Liability Law
Sometimes it is not just the driver that can be held liable for your injuries. In the instances of drunk drivers, there may be third parties that can also be named in your suit.
For example, anyone who provides alcohol is considered negligent if they let the clearly intoxicated individual get behind the wheel of their vehicle.
This can include bartenders, companies, and even hosts of private household parties. It is the responsibility of the person serving alcohol to exercise reasonable care and not allow someone who is obviously drunk to get behind the wheel.
We’re Here to Help You With Your Case
You most likely have a lot of questions regarding your personal injury case. And, we know you need answers to those questions. Just some of the things you may be wondering are:
- How can an attorney help me?
- How long will my car accident case take?
- Should I talk to the insurance company first?
- Should I speak with the other party first?
- How will I afford all of my medical costs?
- What about all of the time I have to take off work?
By consulting with the attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, we can answer all of your pressing questions and help you understand your rights.
You Are Entitled to Compensation
The individual that drove while drunk is responsible for your injuries; therefore, you may be entitled to compensation.
Just some of the compensation you could receive from your case includes:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Prescription costs
- Pain and suffering
- Personal property damage
- Future earnings (if you are disabled and can no longer work)
- …and more
Get Help with Your Fight Against Drunk Drivers
At Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, we think that drunk drivers should be held accountable for their actions. They chose to drive drunk and they were the ones that injured you.
The team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton holds those who drink and drive responsible for their actions. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Contact our auto accident lawyer today for a free, no obligation consultation. We can sit down with you and assess your personal injury case.
We will see if you have any questions and gladly answer those questions so that you understand your rights fully. Even after meeting with us, you are under no obligation to hire us.