Over the years the drunk driver accident lawyers at Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod & Thompson LLP have seen very serious injuries and death caused by a drunk driver. Since 1980, the fatality rate of drunk driving accidents has fallen by half. That being said, still, nearly 10,000 people every year are victims of drivers who drive while intoxicated.
When we get a case where a client is seriously injured in a drunk driver accident, we take particular interest in all of the facts and circumstances about how a drunk driver hurt our client. In Florida, the state law allows not only compensation for damages caused by a drunk driver, but also what is called punitive damages or punitive compensation. This is monetary compensation designed to punish the drunk driver for getting behind the wheel while drunk and causing bodily injury and damages.
If you or a family member or friend have been injured in a drunk driver accident, please call the drunk driver accident lawyers at Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod & Thompson LLP, anytime, day or night at 850-444-4444 or, if more convenient, please fill out our Free Consultation Form.