Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an advocacy group for families of drunk driving victims, shares a story about the families of Eric Fischer and Andrea Herrera who were killed with a drunk and drugged driver ran a red light, hitting the car they were in and pushing it into the path of a semi truck. A MADD Victim Advocate contacted by the families’ personal injury attorneys assisted the families by helping them prepare for the court process and accompanied them through the difficult and emotional time of the actual trial. Having experts and advocates to help you if a drunk driver injures you or a family member is crucial during such an emotional and confusing time.
What impact does drunk driving have on victims?
Many stories are told of victims who were killed in car accidents caused by drunk drivers, but not all victims lose their lives. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) reports that nearly 13,000 people are killed yearly due to alcohol-related accidents, but hundreds of thousands more sustain injuries, many times life-altering.
What kind of compensation can victims of drunk driving receive?
The insurance company for the drunk driver who caused your accident may award you compensation for the accident; however, it might not be enough to cover all your expenses if you have sustained serious injury and lost income due to injury or incurred hefty medical bills. If you are a victim of an alcohol-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation regarding:
- Medical expenses
- Repayment for loss of income
- Replacing or repairing automobiles
- Replacing other valuable property that may have been damaged
Other parties may be responsible for your losses.
In some cases, there may be other parties besides the alcohol-impaired driver who has some level of responsibility for your losses. These include, but are not limited to:
- Hosts or hostesses of the party the driver attended at which he/she became intoxicated
- Owner or bartender of establishment at which the driver became intoxicated
- An employer who hosted a social event at which the driver became intoxicated
If you or someone you know what injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, you need an experienced drunk driving attorney on your side.
Caulfield Premises Liability Attorneys
If you feel like your doctor could have done better, you should talk to the experienced Caulfield Premises Liability Attorneys. Contact Tampa Bay’s injury law experts at Perenich & Caulfield today. Connect with us online or call 800.535.2529.