Drunk Driving Injury
Perhaps no act leads to as much senseless tragedy as getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have spent five decades raising awareness and fighting for the rights of those injured or killed in drunk driving collisions.
Still, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports more than 250 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Lee County each year.
Our Lee County drunk driving injury lawyers continue to support sobriety checkpoints and enforcement blitzes by Lee County law enforcement, including the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Myers Police Department and the Cape Coral Police Department, as well as the Southwest Florida chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and other organizations dedicated to raising awareness and preventing these needless tragedies.
Lee County is a vacation destination. Sanibel and Captiva islands, Fort Myers Beach, Lover’s Key State Park and Barefoot Beach draw thousands of visitors each year, particularly during the winter tourist season. Boating on the Calooshatchee River or in the Gulf of Mexico along the Southwest Florida coast draw many thousands more visitors. Far too many continue to celebrate irresponsibly by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.Drunk Driving Injury Claims in Lee County
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we believe anyone victimized by a drunk driver deserves immediate access to experienced legal help.
It is a principle upon which Bruce L. Scheiner founded the firm in 1971, and it is a cornerstone belief of the firm today, where Mr. Scheiner continues to work alongside his wife, Cheryl Scheiner, and son, Preston J. Scheiner, who has spent more than a decade building a reputation as a successful personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney. While still a family law firm, today Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is among the large law firms in Southwest Florida dedicated to personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
We offer free and confidential consultation to accident victims, 24 hours a day/7 days a week and place particular emphasis on fighting for the rights of those injured or killed by drunk drivers in Southwest Florida.
More than 100 traffic deaths are reported annually in Lee County, about 25 percent of those involve an intoxicated motorist.
Most lawsuits stemming from serious or fatal traffic collisions will be made as a negligence claim under Florida tort law, as codified in Florida Statute 768. Filing an injury lawsuit in Lee County requires victim to prove one or more at-fault parties breached duty of care (that which a normally person would use under similar circumstances) in operating their motor vehicle, resulting in injuries and other compensable damages to victim.
Damages may include things like medical bills, lost wages, property damage and rehabilitative care, but also compensation for pain and suffering and, in some cases, punitive damages meant to punish a defendant, and deter such behavior in the future.
Experienced drunk driving injury lawyers in Lee County will look not just to an at-fault driver and his or her insurance carrier, as such coverage frequently does not address the full extent of a victim’s losses. Other defendants may include a victim’s own insurance carrier through an uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) claim. In some cases in which an underage patron was served alcohol, or when an establishment recklessly serves an alcoholic who causes a collision, a claim may be made against the business through Florida’s dram shop statute, which is codified in F.S. 768.125.
Choosing a law firm with significant experience and a proven track record of success in litigating drunk driving injury cases offers victims the best chance of making a successful recovery.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt, contact the Lee County drunk driving injury lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. You pay us no fees unless we win.