Drunk Driving Accidents Are Not Just A Criminal Matter
Drunk driving is a crime. However, the harshest criminal penalties do not compensate you when the impaired driver injures you. At Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., in Gainesville, Florida, we hold drunk drivers accountable in civil court for the drunk driving accident they caused that resulted in your serious injuries.
Fines and a jail sentence are not enough. A suspended driver’s license only scratches the surface. You need an advocate at your side to get the compensation you deserve following a drunk driving accident. Contact us (hyperlink) at 352-562-7809.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
Drivers who operate their cars or trucks while impaired by alcohol or other substances must be held accountable if they cause a serious accident. Through the criminal behavior or carelessness of a drunk or distracted driver, your life can be forever changed by injury or the death of a loved one.
At the Alachua County law firm of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., we fight hard to see that justice is served beyond a criminal trial. As much as the responsible party’s life will be altered, your life will never be the same. Living with pain from broken bones or a spinal cord injury are not made any easier by knowing that the driver who caused them faces criminal charges. You need an attorney to help you pursue a civil recovery.
Establishing Your Case And Holding The Drunk Driver Responsible
We will conduct a detailed investigation of not only the accident scene, but also the driver’s previous criminal record. A pattern of negligent or drunk driving will often show a complete disregard for safety. The law allows for increased or punitive damages when individuals act willfully and wantonly, with disregard for others. We will explore the possibility for punitive damages as we prepare your case for trial and negotiate with the opposing party for a fair settlement. We will frequently communicate with the state’s attorney prosecuting the criminal case to communicate the condition of our client and request enhanced criminal charges when the law allows.
Other Distracted Or Impaired Drivers
In addition to handling cases involving drunk drivers, our firm also represents clients who have been injured by an individual who was distracted, usually by a cellphone or other piece of technology in their vehicle. These cases are on the rise throughout the country, despite many states passing laws that prohibit the use of cellphones in vehicles.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer regarding an accident with a drunk driver who caused serious injury, please contact us.