Naples DUI Accident Attorneys Helping Accident Victims
When you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, your whole world changes in an instant. Your life as you know it may be dramatically altered for a significant period of time. As you attempt to recover from your losses both physically and emotionally, you are likely to be overwhelmed by your financial situation. Expenses including medical bills and lost income due to an inability to work, whether temporary or permanent, begin to pile up, and your physical and mental pain and suffering may be affecting your daily routine. Fortunately, the Naples DUI accident lawyers of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., are here to help you and your family members through this difficult time. With our DUI accident team at your side, you can rest assured that we will do everything within our power to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your losses.
Our law firm has dedicated its entire practice solely to representing clients and their families who have suffered injuries and fatalities in various types of accidents due to the negligence of others, including DUI accidents. When a driver breaks the law by driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he or she is acting negligently, or carelessly, with respect to the safety of others on the road. All drivers are expected to exercise a duty of reasonable due care for the safety of others on and adjacent to the roadways. When a driver is intoxicated, he or she violates that duty of reasonable care. Not only is that driver potentially subject to criminal penalties, but he or she is subject to civil liability, as well. This means that a drunk driver can be financially responsible for the losses suffered by victims of any accidents that occur as a result of his or her behavior in drinking and driving.
Naples DUI Accident Lawyers Seek Justice for Victims
All too often, we see victims who are devastated not only by the injuries and losses that they have suffered as a result of a DUI accident, but who also are disappointed and disillusioned by the results of the criminal justice system. They see a lack of punishment for the drunk driver that has destroyed a good portion of their lives, perhaps on a permanent basis. Fortunately, your Naples DUI accident attorneys can assist in seeking justice on your behalf. Florida law permits not only compensatory damages in DUI accident claims brought through the civil justice system but also punitive damages. These types of proceedings can help hold drunk drivers accountable and responsible for their negligent actions.