DUI: A Costly Choice Victims Shouldn’t Pay For
In Florida, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater is a crime. When someone makes the poor decision of sitting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol, he is putting his own life and the lives of every other road user in a great danger.
Here in Florida and everywhere else in the USA, DUI is a sadly famous killer. Indeed, we all remember countless tragic news stories involving irresponsible drunk drivers which resulted in serious injuries or fatal auto accidents on our roads.
In 2010, Hillsborough County (Tampa) totaled 3 256 DUI convictions. Pinellas County (St Petersburg) counted 1 824 drivers under the influence of alcohol.
Earlier this year, a North Augusta man was arrested and charged with DUI after a disastrous auto accident in Clearwater. The 24-year-old man, Trevonta Langford, wrecked into another car after running a red light. Three people were victim of the young man reckless behavior. Since the driver and his two passengers were all wearing their seat belts, the auto accident – only – found them facing minor injuries. However, if the three of them got off lightly, it is highly conceivable that the auto accident left them shocked and overtaken by events.
What To Do Next
Usually, we tend to see car accidents as the product of random and genuine errors. Yet, the injuries and misfortune experienced by auto accident victims and their families are still really difficult to swallow.
Auto accidents involving DUI drivers are not to be held like standard car accidents. Indeed, the driver who caused the crash did so while committing a crime, rather than just through mere negligence.
In the USA, nearly 30 people die everyday from drunk driving. It is also estimated that about one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.
You know you have to take action. If you or your loved ones have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, even if –this time- it is just about material damages, you should always take immediate action and seek experienced and dedicated legal representation. Allow John Bales Attorneys to fight on your behalf, not only for you but also for all the potential victims of DUI accidents.
You Shouldn’t Pay For Someone Else’s Reckless Decision
If you are victim of a drunk driving auto accident in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater area, whether you were injured or you have catastrophically lost a family member, you absolutely deserve to be compensated both for your physical injuries and emotional wounds. Unfortunately, a car accident can be at the origin of a long and challenging process to get compensation. Your insurance company can cause you a lot of stress and trouble, sometimes trying to give you as little as possible or even unfairly denying your claim.
Given our experience in such tragedies, our auto accident lawyers know to well that you’re already trying to handle enough.
John Bales Attorneys can help you by representing you and fighting for your best interests. Whether you were involved in an auto accident in Tampa or St. Petersburg-Clearwater, do not hesitate any longer.
Contact us now. Let our established reputation and one of our experienced car accident attorneys give your case the personal attention it deserves.