Melbourne Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Crashes Caused by Intoxicated Drivers
After a drunk driver crashes right into you, it is natural to be angry. But while you are dealing with your frustrations, don’t forget to also deal with the legal aspects of the accident, such as demanding compensation from the drunk driver. This is where Nance Cacciatore of Melbourne, Florida, can step in and take over.
Our drunk driving accident lawyers are highly versed in all parts of the law pertaining to wrecks caused by intoxicated drivers. Each year in Florida, thousands of drunk drivers cause or contribute to accidents, so, unfortunately, our firm has had plenty of opportunities to refine our craft. See what our reputable team can do for you with our extensive experience by dialing (321) 233-9885 now.
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What Intoxication Does to a Driver
It is impossible to drive safely while “buzzed.” Studies have repeatedly shown that a driver will be affected by a single drink of alcohol to the point that they are markedly less safe on the road compared to a completely sober driver.
When someone is intoxicated behind the wheel, they will suffer from:
- Slowed reaction times
- Poor motor control
- Blurred vision
- Heightened distractibility
If the other driver involved in your car accident says something along the lines of “I just had one drink,” then you need to write it down. Look around to see if another party heard it, too, and get their information. You will want testimonies and tangible evidence like audio recordings that state the other driver had been drinking before the accident.
Are Drunk Drivers Automatically Liable?
As unfair as it might seem, drunk drivers are not automatically liable for the car accidents they are in. They are not even assigned any liability before an investigation into the crash can be completed. Just as it is with any car accident, liability has to be fairly assigned based on what happened, not just assumptions. It is true that a drunk driver is far more likely than a sober one to cause a serious mistake while driving. But that does not mean that the drunk driver did.
For example, if a drunk driver was stopped at a red light when someone else rear-ended them, then that drunk driver would probably be 0% liable, despite their intoxication. When we are acting as your lawyers, we will do what we can to find ways to prove the drunk driver was the sole cause of your crash.
We Can Use Criminal Evidence to Boost Your Case
The criminal evidence used against a drunk driver in the criminal justice system can send them to jail, take away their license, and hit them with steep fines. It can also be used to strengthen your claim in civil court – if you work with an experienced attorney who knows how to use it.
Criminal evidence in a DUI accident case can include:
- Police reports
- Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results
- Statements given while in custody
- Convictions decided by the court
The evidence used by the prosecution in a DUI case might not be enough to secure a conviction, but it can be enough to help secure a settlement in your injury claim. No conviction nor even charges need to be brought against the drunk driver for your claim to be successful in civil court.
Contact Our Car Accident Law Firm Today – Don’t Delay
You should not let a drunk driver get away with wrecking your vehicle and causing you to suffer serious injuries. Hold them liable by letting the Melbourne drunk driving accident attorneys of Nance Cacciatore bring a claim against them. We are here to stand up for you when you don’t have the energy or resources to do it yourself.
Call (321) 233-9885 right away!