Your Fort Myers DUI Accident Lawyers
Helping Surviving Family Members Obtain Justice for the Death of a Loved One
Any type of automobile accident can be stressful and overwhelming, but the after-effects of a fatal accident are particularly devastating for the surviving family members. Not only must you cope with the grief and loss of a loved one, but you also must undertake the difficult tasks such as making funeral arrangements, paying medical bills, notifying relatives, and handling estate-related matters. In times like these, you may not know where to turn for help in your time of loss and grief. Fortunately, the Fort Myers DUI accident attorneys at the Spivey Law Firm are here to help.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers are an all-too-common phenomenon across the United States and in the state of Florida. Even as law enforcement officials take increasingly substantial measures to crack down on drunk driving, a staggering number of DUI accidents and fatalities still occur each year. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 794 alcohol-related traffic fatalities and 746 fatal alcohol-related crashes in Florida in 2010, the most recent year for which this data is available.
Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible for Their Actions
Florida law makes drunk drivers legally responsible, or "liable," for the damages, injuries and/or deaths resulting from the accidents they cause. Not only can they be forced to pay compensatory damages for medical care, pain and suffering, and lost wages suffered by the decedent prior to his or her death, but they also may be required to pay punitive damages to the victim’s surviving family members. Punitive damages are designed to punish the driver and deter other drivers from driving while intoxicated. Recovering these damages offers the surviving family members at least some degree of financial security, while still allowing family members to begin rebuilding their lives after their immense loss.
DUI fatalities are preventable and the drunk drivers causing these deaths should be held responsible for their actions. Randall L. Spivey, an experienced Fort Myers DUI injury attorney, can help you seek justice on behalf of your loved one.
Contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Today
Our Fort Myers law firm proudly represents the interests of drunk driving victims and their families in wrongful death cases. While any amount of financial compensation cannot replace the loss of your loved one, we can apply our legal expertise to obtain justice in the form of compensation, which can help your family get back on the road to financial and emotional recovery. By securing the monetary compensation to which you are entitled, DUI accident lawyer Randall L. Spivey will ensure that the drunk driver who caused your loss is held accountable for his or her actions. Randall L. Spivey has successfully handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases. Contact Randall L. Spivey today for a personal appointment and begin the path to recovery from your devastating loss.