The devastation caused by drunk driving can be catastrophic for all involved. When the worst happens, turn to Kogan & DiSalvo, the preeminent injury attorneys in Brevard County.
When we take on a case in Palm Bay, we promise to use our expansive network of resources to fight for the fair compensation you deserve. If you have been seriously injured due to the recklessness and negligence of a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. After a thorough evaluation of your case, we’ll walk you through an honest and thoughtful assessment of your legal options.
Drunk driving accident injuries are entirely preventable. Unfortunately, drivers make the wrong choice of getting behind the wheel when they’re impaired every day. What comes after that decision is made often impacts more than the driver. That’s why it is so important for injury victims to have a DUI accident lawyer on their side.
When you’ve been involved in a drunk driver accident, it can leave you with a feeling of worry and unease about what needs to be done next. Aside from physical pain, you may experience increased anxiety and mental exhaustion from trying to handle your insurance claim and other legal concerns on your own. The reality is, insurance companies don’t want to pay. They’ll often offer you an insultingly low amount that won’t be nearly enough to cover all the damages caused by the accident.
An experienced firm like Kogan & DiSalvo has the know-how to guide you through the headache of insurance claims and third-party lawsuits, working to get you the maximum compensation possible.
Depending on the nature of the DUI accident, injuries might include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Burns, lacerations, and lesions
- Spinal injuries caused by impact
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Mental trauma or PTSD
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Disc herniations & bulging discs
If you’ve experienced a car accident, you understand the financial pressure that often stems from seeking treatment for your injuries. This may come from experiencing a loss of work, unreasonably high medical bills, in-home care, mental health assistance, or in the case of a fatal accident, funeral expenses. In some cases, such financial burdens can last for years and cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. It often occurs that accident victims need more compensation than will be provided by insurance to cover damages.
Working with one of Palm Bay’s highly skilled drunk driving accident lawyers from Kogan & DiSalvo will guarantee someone advocating on your behalf for fair recompense. We understand what legal maneuvers must be enacted to get you what you truly deserve. You didn’t plan to be injured by a negligent impaired driver, but you can have a plan moving forward. When you need someone to fight for you, we’ll be there.
Your case won’t be resolved overnight. Finding a DUI injury attorney and pursuing legal action against a drunk driver are just the first steps. Although it might seem obvious that the other driver is liable for the accident, establishing the full breadth of fault might not always be that simple. Other parties, such as bars or restaurants, may be liable through Dram Shop liability.
Identifying all at-fault parties depends on the ‘what and how’ surrounding your case. That’s another reason that acquiring representation through Central Florida’s premier legal firm is important to do as soon as possible.
Florida has Dram Shop liability statutes which are state laws that allow for certain entities to be liable for dangerously intoxicated individuals. The entities include:
- Bars, restaurants, or nightclubs
- Social hosts who knowingly serve alcohol to a minor
- Other institutions that knowingly serve recklessly intoxicated people
If the driver that caused the accident was a minor or a “habitually addicted” adult, additional action may be taken. But keep in mind, every case is unique. Speak with a Kogan & DiSalvo attorney to discover your best course of action.
As stated earlier, each accident is different. This means the compensation available to you might not be the same as what other drunk driving victims have received.
You may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages and lost earning capacity, or pain and suffering. Remember that your long-term prognosis may also be a factor in what you are able to obtain.
Non-economic damages may be sought to address emotional distress or trauma caused by the accident.
In the case of a wrongful death linked to drunk driving, the family may seek compensation for expenses the unforeseen death may have caused. This could include the loved one’s medical expenses or burial bills as well as a loss of companionship, or loss of instruction. A DUI accident attorney can help you to understand what options are available to you.
If you or a loved one need a DUI injury lawyer, Kogan & DiSalvo is the firm for you. We strive to show our clients we care and will always work hard to make sure they have realistic expectations of case timelines and resolution. Our client’s satisfaction is our number one concern. When choosing Kogan & DiSalvo, you can rest well knowing you’ve got the top Palm Bay car accident lawyers in your corner. Call now for a free consultation.