Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Accidents caused by drunk drivers are completely preventable and place every other motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian on the road at risk. Drivers that choose to operate a vehicle under the influence should be held accountable for the choices they make. Every drunk driving accident case is going to be unique, but they all share a similarity; no amount of compensation is ever enough to fully cover a person’s losses after these accidents. Still, Aventis Law firm can help you secure compensation that can help with the aftermath of these serious crashes.

What Factors May Be Considered in DUI Accidents

There are several factors that may be considered when seeking compensation for victims of DUI car accidents:

  • Degree of Fault – A criminal conviction may prove negligence on the part of the drunk driver, but if the case goes to court, a jury may also find that the injured party was partially at fault as well. For example, let’s say a driver runs a red light and is hit by another driver who is legally under the influence. Since the first driver may not have been hit if they had not run a red light, they may be partially at fault.
  • Dram Shop Laws – One thing that many people do not realize is that Florida law also allows victims of drunk driving crashes to seek compensation from bars or restaurants that served the alcohol to the impaired driver under certain conditions. These are called dram shop laws and they increase the likelihood of getting compensation for injuries suffered in DUI crashes.

Proving Liability in DUI Accidents

Fault in drunk driving accident cases is typically proven by establishing the blood alcohol content (BAC) of the driver. When law enforcement is called to the scene, they can test the driver’s BAC, which will be put on the police report. Furthermore, the driver may be taken to the hospital and have their blood drawn, which can also show the BAC. These are two ways which can provide the required proof of liability.

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Driving under the influence is a completely voluntary choice that puts every pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist on the road at risk. At Aventis Law Firm, we believe those who choose to drive drunk must be held accountable for their choices. We know every case is unique and we understand there is no adequate compensation for the injury and loss a drunk driver causes, but we will do our very best to get victims the compensation they deserve.