Alcohol-impaired drivers are a menace on the roadways in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. Statistics show that impaired driving crashes lead to a higher rate of fatalities than any other type of collision that occurs on the roadway. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally-recognized team is here to help when you need a Florida drunk driving accident lawyer by your side. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Miami or throughout the state of FL, our car accident attorney want to help you secure the compensation you need.
Alcohol-impaired driving is a problem in Florida
When we look at data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, we can see that impaired driving is a significant contributor to accident fatalities and injuries throughout the state. During the latest reporting year in FL, we can see that there were almost 5,000 total vehicle collisions in which alcohol was confirmed to be a contributing factor. Out of these incidents, there were:
- 378 fatalities
- 425 incapacitating injuries
- 2,639 non-incapacitating injuries
However, these statistics only show a partial picture of the overall impaired driving problem. Florida has a separate category for drug confirmed crashes and then another category altogether for crashes that involve a combination of drugs and alcohol in a driver’s system. When we look at all of this data together, we can see that impaired driving collisions are responsible for an incredible amount of injuries and fatalities each year in this state.
Victims often sustain severe injuries
Victims of alcohol-impaired collisions often sustain severe injuries in Florida. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our dedicated team regularly helps clients who have sustained the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe back or neck injury
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
In addition to these visible traumatic injuries, our attorneys also help drunk driving crash victims who suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident. These unseen injuries can be devastating for victims, and they are often just as debilitating as the physical injuries mentioned above. We strive to recover full compensation for our clients’ seen and unseen injuries after a drunk driving collision occurs.
Call a Florida drunk driving accident lawyer today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Miami or anywhere throughout the state of Florida, reach out to the team at Colson Hicks Eidson for help as soon as possible. Our award-winning personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping clients recover compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering damages, lost income, property damage expenses, and more.
Our attorneys will get involved with the law enforcement officials working on the drunk driving accident case so we can ensure that we have all of the evidence needed to help our clients stand up to aggressive insurance carriers. If necessary, we will take our clients’ cases all the way to trial. When you need a Florida drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.