QUESTIONS ABOUT DUI CRASHES AND VICTIMS’ RIGHTS

How do your personal injury attorneys help DUI crash victims?

According to the 2008 Florida Uniform Traffic Citation StatisticsDUIviolations rose from 64,410 to 64,654 in 2008, and convictions saw a 9.3% increase. Whether the increased numbers result from better enforcement or more drivers driving drunk, it clearly demonstrates a high incidence of drunk driving. Having witnessed the devastation that can result from drunk driving, we at the Luhrsen Law Group, want to see the incidence of drunk driving drastically reduced. To aid in that goal, we pursue full, just compensation for victims of drunk driving crashes.

Our primary goal is to help you and your family recover and get your life back. Following a DUI collision, insurance companies act quickly to offer settlements to avoid having to go further with the case. If you have been the victim of a drunk or intoxicated driver, let our team represent you to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. We can also helps clients with Victims’ Compensation and communication with the State Attorney through a certified victims’ advocate.

Will my DUI case be settled out-of-court or go to trial?

Our goal is to make DUI offenders realize the full impact of what they have done, and seeking fair compensation for families of DUI victims is one way we make that happen. Regardless of how the DUI offense is handled in the criminal courts, our personal injury team goes to work on the civil case immediately. We will not recommend settling if we do not feel confident that justice can be achieved. Our attorneys are seasoned trial attorneys, and we welcome the opportunity to stand up and fight hard for DUI victims.

What are the criminal penalties for drunk driving?

The Florida DUI and Administrative Suspension Laws, set by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, states that a first-time offender may face a fine of up to $1000, 50 hours of community service, probation up to one year, and incarceration up to nine months. These penalties can seem minor when a preventable act results in severe injury or wrongful death. As we proceed with the civil case, we will do all we can to see that the drunk driver is held accountable for the harm done to your family.

What are my options after being hit by a drunk driver?

As we present your options to you, we take into account the impact the DUI crash has had on your physical, emotional, and financial well being. Options for civil restitution may include jury trial, settling out-of-court, and settling with the drunk driver and/or the insurance company before filing a lawsuit. Doing what is right and what is fair for our clients is our number one concern. Our job is to help your family make the decision that suits your situation best. Regardless of the option you choose, trust that drunk driving victims Attorney Jeffrey Luhrsen and his team will work tirelessly to see that your family is compensated for the wrongdoing.

Why are DUI victims of special interest to the Luhrsen Law Group?

We feel that representing victims of drunk drivers is an honor and a privilege. Attorney Jeffrey Luhrsen is passionate about DUI casesbecause the victims are hurt in many ways by irresponsible actions that could have been prevented. In many situations, DUI offenders are released scot-free from criminal penalties, and we feel a certain responsibility to see that they are held accountable civilly for the pain they have inflicted.

Trust our family of lawyers to take care of your family. If a drunk driverhas hurt you or your loved one, please contact the Luhrsen Law Group today. We will give you your day in court and seek the civil justice you deserve. The consultation is free, and we never charge clients and DUI victims a penny (no fees or costs) unless we make a recovery for them. We serve clients in Sarasota, Bradenton, and surrounding areas of Florida.