Victims of Drunk Driving

MOTROCYCLE VICTIMS OF DRUNK DRIVING

Despite decades of advertisements aiming to educate Americans about the tragic results of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, thousands of drivers still continue to make the conscious decision to get behind the wheel of a four-thousand pound machine while intoxicated, willingly putting every person on the road in direct danger. We believe every drunk driving accident is a disturbing event, as the negligent party willfully chose to operate a vehicle while impaired. Irresponsible drivers must be held accountable for their poor judgement and for the damages they have imposed on innocent motorcycle operators. Unfortunately, wrongful death is often the result of such events; however, life threatening injuries may also be sustained which can include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), paralysis, fractures, burns and scarring.

Victims of drunk driving accidents may be required to undergo numerous surgeries, years of physical therapy and other special medical treatment just to learn how to properly function again. Many may not be capable of working, or must make an extreme or unexpected career change because of a new disability. Families who lose a loved one must adjust not only to an emotional void in their lives, but also the permanent loss of an income. Money will not bring back the life a money accident victim, but it can help ease the adjusting of a radically changed life.

At Dolman Law Group, we genuinely care about the Tampa Bay area community and the people residing in its areas of Pinellas, Hillsborough Manatee, Sarasota and Pasco County.  As Tampa Bay area drunk driving victim attorneys, it is our duty to spread the word of the inherent dangers of driving drunk and encourage individuals to make responsible decisions while on the road, such as opting for a taxi rather than risking a highly preventable accident.

Our legal staff is passionate about attaining justice and advocating for victims who have been injured or killed by a drunk driver. A number of former clients have turned to Dolman Law Group after suffering such devastating tragedies. The amount of damage and trauma left behind by careless drivers is astonishing. We are aware of the financial, medical, legal and emotional demands that are pinned on the victim and their family after such an unfortunate event. The increasing number of DUI accidents in Clearwater, Tampa, and the surrounding areas is shameful and rather alarming.

At Dolman Law Group we are inspired by, and support, the work of organizations like MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), TADD (Teen’s Against Drunk Driving) and other DUI victim awareness groups that dedicate a great deal of their time to publicly illustrate the horrific nature of alcohol related accidents and the outrageous and selfish behavior exhibited by those individuals who decided to drive an automobile while under the influence (DUI). It is our aim to help mend the lives of the victims and their families after such a senseless tragedy. The DUI victim attorneys at Dolman Law Group will seek reimbursement for medical bills, future medical treatment, income loss, out of pocket expenses, and damages for any permanent disability sustained as a result of a drunk driving accident.

We have proved successful in obtaining necessary punitive damages on DUI cases.  The State of Florida classifies drunk or intoxicated driving as willful behavior. Please note that punitive damages, or damages that are awarded by a court to punish the defendant rather than to compensate the victim, are statutorily created. Florida Statute 768.72 describes in greater detail the punitive damages that may be sought in a DUI case. There is an infinite number of case law supporting punitive damages in the circumstance of negligence relating to DUI in this State of Florida.

CONSULT WITH A DUI VICTIM ATTORNEY

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of the careless actions of a drunk driver, it is vital you consult with an experienced Florida DUI motorcycle injury attorney who is willing to aggressively fight for you and for your family. It is imperative you avoid speaking with an insurance adjuster before you speak with an attorney. Our goal is to hold the drunk driver and his/her insurance company responsible for the heartache they have caused and seek full compensation for the victim, and possibly the victim’s family, for physical and emotional damages.

When a family experiences a loss due to the thoughtless decisions of a drunk driver, no amount of money will truly compensate such. However, our justice system allows the innocent victim the right to obtain compensation from the drunk driver, or those who have completely disregarded the law by serving alcohol to either a minor or an individual who was already heavily under the influence. We are stern negotiators who work around the clock to achieve a full and just settlement. However, if the opposition is unwilling act in a reasonable manner, our trial attorneys will not hesitate to present your case before a judge and jury, if that is the best way to achieve justice for you and your family.

Please note that the attorneys at Dolman Law Group work on a contingency fee basis and we are only paid if we are able to recover money from the applicable insurance carrier.  We are paid out of the very funds the insurance carrier pays pursuant to a settlement or jury verdict.  You will not be asked to pay us a retainer fee.  Further, we front all costs related to pursuing your claim/case all the way through trial.