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Miami Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Helping Victims Seek Justice for Florida Drunk Driving Accidents

When someone makes the decision to drink and drive, they pose a serious threat to all other motorists and pedestrians on the road. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is more than mere carelessness – it is a criminal act that is, at the very least, reckless. When a drunk driver causes a car accident, the legal situation is somewhat different than it is for that of a careless driver.

Because Florida law states that a drunk driver must be held responsible for his or her actions, the victim—or the victim's family in the case of a fatal car accident—has the right to seek punitive damages as well as compensatory damages from the responsible driver or their insurance company. This may include compensation for medical bills and lost earnings, as well as pain and suffering.

Were you injured by a drunk driver? You have rights! Contact Freidin Brown, P.A. to learn more.

More Than One Party May Be Liable for Your Accident

While, of course, a majority of the blame for a drunk driving accident lies with the intoxicated driver, they may not be the only one who is liable under the law. According to Florida’s dram shop law, anyone who willfully and unlawfully provides alcohol to a minor or knowingly provides alcohol to someone who is “habitually addicted,” can also be held accountable for a DUI-related accident.

Under Florida’s dram shop law, other liable parties may include:

  • Bartenders and servers
  • Bar or restaurant owners
  • Night club owners or employees
  • Security staff at bars or clubs

If you can establish that an employee or manager at a bar, restaurant, night club, or other drinking establishment knowingly served alcohol to a minor under the age of 21 or an adult patron who was habitually addicted to alcohol, and that person subsequently caused a drunk driving accident, you may be able to seek damages from that party in addition to the intoxicated driver.

With Freidin Brown, P.A., You Get 100+ Years of Experience on Your Side

At Freidin Brown, P.A., we are proud to advocate for the rights of drunk driving accident victims. Our Miami car accident attorneys have more than 100 years of courtroom experience and have worked on both the plaintiff and defense side of personal injury law. Our firm is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and we have a long track record of achieving fair settlements and jury verdicts.

Need another reason to contact Freidin Brown, P.A. after an accident?

  • Our legal team has litigated more than 300 jury trials
  • We have won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients
  • Two of our lawyers are Board Certified Civil Trial Experts
  • You won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case

DUI accident victims and their families deserve personal attention from lawyers who will take every possible step to obtain compensation. In addition to representing victims in insurance settlement negotiations and civil lawsuits, our Miami car accident lawyers help clients understand the criminal proceedings against the driver and represent their interests in criminal court.

Give us a call today at (888) 650-0918 to request your FREE, no-obligation consultation.

The Freidin Brown, P.A. Advantage

Past Results*

38,000,000

Medical Malpractice

32,000,000

Deceptive Sweepstakes Mailing

12,700,000

Negligent Care / Brain Injury

7,000,000

Sex Tape Scandal Lawsuit Against 50 Cent

5,800,000

Brain Injury

5,800,000

Verdict for Accident Victim with Brain Damage

5,500,000

Settlement Against a Hospital and Doctors

5,250,000

Verdict for Family of Drunk Driving Accident Victim

4,780,000

Negligent Security

3,900,000

Verdict for Family of Accident Victim

3,374,000

Severe Arm Injury

3,100,000

Plane Crash

3,000,000

Child Birth Death

2,500,000

Auto Accident

2,500,000

Bedsores/Elder Abuse

2,200,000

Failure to Diagnose & Hospitalize

2,000,000

Misdiagnosed & Treated

2,000,000

Sexual Harassment

1,900,000

Automobile Accident

1,875,000

Wrongful Death of a Child

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