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Why Choose The Florida Law Group To Represent You When You’ve Been Hurt By The Negligent, Irresponsible Actions Of A Drunk Driver In Orlando?
Driving under the influence in Orlando is, unfortunately, a common activity. Because Orlando is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire United States, and because Orlando is home to the infamous I-4, drunk driving accidents are more likely to occur in this Florida city than many others. In fact, Orlando was ranked the 6th most dangerous place for DUIs in Florida between 2015-2017 (jumping up from being the 15th most dangerous Florida city for DUIs between 2012-2014). There were an average of nearly 5 DUI deaths per 100,000 residents during this time. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver and took place in or near Orlando, the accident could cost you more than you may have ever imagined. It can cost you your physical comfort – you may be in pain for months or years after the collision, or permanently endure pain from your injuries. It can cost you your wages or your ability to excel at your job – you may have to take weeks or months off work without pay while you heal, or you may have to find another career entirely or be unable to work again. And it can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. When you weren’t at fault, you shouldn’t have to bear these costs alone! Our aggressive, experienced Orlando drunk driving injury lawyers can fight for justice and monetary compensation.
Recovering damages may take a fierce fight. The insurance company of the drunk driver who hit you or your own insurance company may be unwilling to pay out the full amount that your injuries are worth, not because they support the drunk driver’s actions, but because they keep more money in their pockets when they avoid paying out large settlements to victims. When you’re recovering from the traumatic events of a DUI accident, trying to fight them on your own is exhausting; you need a seasoned advocate who can fight for you. The Florida Law Group has over 100 years of combined legal experience on our team. To date, we’ve won over $1 billion dollars for injured accident victims across the state, and it is not uncommon for us to recover million or multi-million dollar settlements in single cases. Multiple prestigious legal organizations have ranked us among the top firms in the nation (including the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Best Lawyers in America, the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and more. Call today to schedule a FREE consultation with our talented Orlando drunk driving injury lawyers and learn what we can do to protect your rights and get you paid for your injuries! You never have to pay our legal fees until we win your case.
Common Types Of DUI Accident Injuries
The responses of drunk drivers are slowed by alcohol, which also impairs their judgment, However, what kind of injuries are most common really depends on the type of crash and level of intoxication of the driver. It’s not uncommon for drunk drivers to kill other drivers in head-on collisions, but it is also possible for drivers who are only slightly impaired to cause more minor accidents. Some of the DUI injuries we see often in our line of work (representing injured DUI victims) include:
- Deep tissue bruising
- Organ damage and internal bleeding*
- Disc and neck injuries
- Broken limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries*
- Spinal cord injuries*
*(which can lead to death or reduced quality of life)
Even if your injury does not seem particularly severe at first, adrenaline may be keeping you from realizing the full extent of your injuries, and medical expenses may prove to be more than you expected. The drunk driver responsible for interrupting your life deserves to be held accountable. Our Orlando drunk driving injury lawyers can make sure that happens! We will work to achieve closure for you and your loved ones, and win you a fair settlement.
How Much Can Our Orlando Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers Recover In A Settlement?
This is probably the first question that you have if you have been injured by a drunk driver and are seeking compensation, but there is no exact answer – it depends on the details of your case. Many different factors affect how easy it will be to recover significant compensation, and what “significant” looks like in your specific situation, including the severity of your injuries, how the accident impacted your ability to work, whether or not you were partially also at fault for causing the crash, how much medical documentation and other evidence is present, and more. However, even if you were told by the insurance company that there is no need to hire a lawyer or that you do not have a claim, you should always consult with a knowledgeable local attorney who can investigate the crash, value your injuries, and explain your options before making any assumptions about your next steps. Insurance companies may be misleading about how much your injuries are worth, as they do not want you to hire a lawyer and negotiate with them for a higher settlement because they want to protect their bottom line.
However, The Florida Law Group’s Orlando drunk driving injury lawyers may be able to recover damages relating to the following categories:
- medical costs (for items such as ambulatory transport, surgeries, emergency room care, hospitalization, physical therapy, chiropractic care, copays, deductibles, and more)
- lost wages (for time you spent off work or without overtime pay due to your DUI-related injuries)
- future lost wages (if you will no longer be able to keep your job or if the accident has left you unable to work permanently
- pain and suffering (for the physical and emotional trauma of the drunk driving accident)
- punitive damages (if the court wants to make an example of the defendant’s actions, which frequently occurs in DUI cases in Florida)
- and more!
What To Expect During Your Free Consultation
Our Orlando drunk driving injury lawyers offer free consultations to make your experience less stressful. Choosing a lawyer can be a hard decision; we give you the opportunity to meet our team, get all of your questions answered, and talk to someone who can explain what legal options are available to you and give you peace of mind. We’ll take the time to listen to your story, get certain information from you, discuss your rights, and tell you how we can help. We can connect you to other helpful resources like quality medical care or financial aid, and we will always go the extra mile to make this difficult time easier on you and your family! You never have to worry about paying for our time; we require no payments upfront, and only if we win your case will our fee be paid as a percentage of your settlement! Working with us is 100% risk-free.
About Our Orlando Office
The Florida Law Group has been serving injured drunk driving accident victims in Florida since 1984, and in 2021, we were excited to expand that representation to the “City Beautiful”. We opened an Orlando office in order to offer more people in this area the opportunity to get quality legal representation from attorneys who care! Orlando is a massive city; nearly 300,000 people call the city home and 75+ million tourists annually visit. Because it is a vacation destination, many people here come to party, relax, and consume alcohol; when they don’t make the right choices about driving under the influence and injure others on the road, we’re here to stand up for justice and prevent other drivers from making the same poor decisions. Our talented Orlando drunk driving injury lawyers are here to make the city a better and safer place! If you’ve been injured in a collision caused by a drunk driver, we’re on your side. Call now to book your free consultation with our Orlando office and learn more about how we can help you.