The Law Offices of Scott Sobol

How to File a DUI Injury Claim in Florida

When driving on Florida roads, all drivers owe each other a duty to act carefully and safely. Unfortunately, many people neglect this duty by driving under the influence of alcohol. This reckless behavior can cause serious accidents and injuries. If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, you deserve high-quality representation that will build a strong claim and hold the liable party accountable.

At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, we have 20 years of experience working on DUI injury claims with our top-notch legal services and innovative solutions. Our hardworking team allows you to focus on recovery by handling every aspect of your claim, from gathering evidence to calculating its worth to filing it within the statute of limitations. We strive to make the legal process stress-free with open and honest communication and consistent support every step of the way. 

4 Steps to File a Florida DUI Injury Claim

After suffering a DUI injury, you should prioritize your recovery instead of worrying about the complex claims process. Taking the following steps can make filing your claim easier:

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

One of the first steps you can take to protect your rights and ensure your claim is filed properly is to hire a trustworthy attorney with experience working on DUI injury cases. Our reliable lawyers manage all elements of your claim, including the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Calculating your claim’s worth
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Utilizing resources like medical professionals and accident reconstructionists
  • Speaking on your behalf in and out of court
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary

While you can attempt to file your claim on your own, the process can be confusing, and you risk making mistakes that could negatively impact the outcome. With our guidance and support, you can have the best chance of achieving a fair settlement.

Proving Fault

As the victim of a drunk driver’s negligence, you are responsible for proving fault as part of your claim. This is called the burden of proof, and it requires you to present evidence of the following:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care to drive safely
  • They neglected this duty by driving drunk
  • Their negligence directly caused the accident and your injuries
  • Your injuries resulted in damages

We can help you gather evidence that demonstrates these points, such as police reports, medical records, video footage, and witness testimony. 

Calculating Damages

Our knowledgeable lawyers can accurately calculate your claim’s worth to help you receive your deserved compensation. Depending on the severity of your injuries and details of the accident, you may receive economic damages, like medical bills and property damage, and non-economic damages, like emotional distress and reduced quality of life. 

Remembering the Statute of Limitations

After suffering injuries in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you only have four years to file your claim according to Florida law. Our seasoned attorneys can help file your claim within this period, so you can receive compensation as quickly as possible and have a stress-free legal experience.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Skilled DUI Injury Lawyer at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol

If you have sustained injuries in an accident involving a drunk driver, you may not know how to file a claim or hold the liable party accountable. Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol can guide you through every step of the process, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. We fiercely advocate for your rights and the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on recovery instead of writing about filing your claim.

With decades of experience successfully representing DUI injury victims in Florida, you can trust us to manage your claim no matter the circumstances. We take a personalized approach to every claim, considering your unique needs when creating your legal plan. Our compassionate team strives to bring you peace of mind and make the claims process understandable. To schedule a complimentary consultation, call (954) 440-2000 or fill out our contact form.

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