Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Jacksonville, FL

A drunk driver can change your life in an instant. Your health, emotional and financial wellbeing, and family can be thrown into chaos by that drunk driver’s negligence. Unfortunately, there are over 5,000 drunk driving accidents and 350 fatalities each year in Florida, and drunk driving is sadly common on Jacksonville’s roads and highways.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a drunk driving accident in Jacksonville, trust Farah & Farah to fight for you. You deserve the very best legal representation. Our expert team of drunk driving accident attorneys has the experience and resources to investigate every aspect of your case and ensure that your pain and suffering are properly compensated.  

At Farah & Farah, we work on a contingency basis, so you won’t owe us a dime unless we win your case.  Call our Jacksonville drunk driving lawyers at (904) 549-6434 for your free, no-obligation case review!

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Drunk Driving Statistics

In 2017, Jacksonville had the third-highest number of fatalities per capita in car and truck accidents caused by drunk drivers, with 5.6 DUI deaths per 100,000 residents. The nationwide average was 3.4 DUI related deaths per 100,000 people. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Florida’s drunk driving rate is particularly higher than the national average among the 21-34 age group, the most likely group to drink and drive. All of this adds up to an environment in which even the most responsible motorists are likely to encounter a Jacksonville drunk driver at some point. 

Liability in a Jacksonville Drunk Driving Accident

A drunk driver who causes an accident is the most obvious liable party. However, you may also be able to pursue damages against other entities who contributed to the accident. For example, Florida’s Dram Shop laws state that liability for dangerously intoxicated individuals can include certain people or establishments. 

Under Dram Shop liability laws, the following entities may be liable for contributing to a DUI: 

Additionally, Florida is what is known as a no-fault insurance state. No-fault states allow accident victims who suffer serious and permanent injuries— and whose damages exceed the limits of their legally required Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage — to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Our drunk driving accident lawyers are well-versed in the complexities of Florida’s insurance statutes and are ready to guide you through every step of the legal process, so that your case has the best possible outcome. 

Damages and Compensation Available

Depending on the circumstances, you may seek different types of damages in your injury or wrongful death drunk driving accident case: economic, non-economic, and punitive

Economic and non-economic damages are intended to cover: 

You may also recover punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was particularly reckless and indifferent to the rights and safety of others. Our team of Jacksonville drunk driving accident lawyers can determine the types of damages that can be pursued in your unique case. 

How a Jacksonville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You

The aftermath of a drunk driving accident is a traumatic time, and you deserve to have the very best legal minds on your side. 

At Farah & Farah, our team has the experience and resources to ensure you get your justice. You deserve clear answers after a drunk driving incident. Our compassionate attorneys will document and investigate every aspect of your case and ask the hard questions, like was the drunk driver driving a commercial vehicle, and were other entities like bars or clubs liable for overserving the drunk driver? 

Time is of the essence following a drunk driving accident. Call our Jacksonville Drunk Driving accident attorneys now at (904) 549-6434 for your free, no-obligation case review

Find Out What Real People Are Saying About Their Experience with Farah & Farah Jacksonville

Judy N.

“Awesome team, they kept their word and always kept me informed . Kristen Bolhm went over and beyond to win my case . I am very pleased with them .I got well over more than half of what we fought for . I highly recommend Farah and Farah with out hestitation .”

Almeda W.

“I had such a wonderful experience being legally represented by Attorney Leslie and Paralegal Jordan! They were great at explaining the Litigation process. They listened to my concerns and always answered all my questions. They went above and beyond for me as their clients,and took time out of their schedule to keep me update.”

Diane H

“My daughter was hurt in a car accident in June of last year I called Farah and Farah and within an hour someone came to my house and got a statement. He was so friendly and understand broke everything down to me.”

 

Our Jacksonville Drunk Driving Lawyers Want to Help You

You deserve clear answers after a drunk driving incident. With over 40 years standing up for the rights of those injured or killed in drunk driving accidents, our team of Jacksonville drunk driving attorneys are ready to help you through every step of the legal process during this difficult time.

Call our Jacksonville Drunk Driving accident attorneys now at (904) 549-6434 for your free, no-obligation case review.