What You Need To Know About The Drunk Driving Law In Florida

For standard licenses drunk driving in Florida is determined when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reaches at least 0.08%. If you have a commercial driver’s license, the minimum is 0.04%. The strict regulation of the state is to ensure safe roads for everyone. Alcohol can cause impairment, which affects your driving.

Possible Injuries


While some drunk driving incidents result in only minor injuries, most lead to serious repercussions. These include:

• Broken bones and fractures
• Bruises, burns, cuts, or lacerations
• Damage to the spinal cord, which can cause paralysis
• Facial lacerations or disfigurement
• Head injuries, such as concussion and traumatic brain injury
• Internal injuries
• Limb amputation
• Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
• Death

Determining the At-fault Party


When it comes to drunk driving accidents, finding fault is easy. The inebriated driver had other options to go home instead of driving.

However, possible problems may arise once you file a claim. Some insurance companies want to reach quick agreements with policyholders. Because of this, some victims end up with lower compensation.

That is where a personal injury lawyer comes in. Having a legal advisor will ensure that you get maximum compensation for the injuries and damages you incurred due to the accident.

Additionally, a lawyer can help you in case you have to turn to a civil lawsuit against a drunk driver. That is the case especially if you are looking for full compensation for all your medical expenses and all the time you spent away from work due to the injuries.

Death of a Loved One


If a drunk driving accident kills a loved one in Florida, you can file a claim for wrongful death on behalf of the deceased’s estate. This type of claim aims to help make sure that the survivors have financial stability, especially if the person who died was the sole financial supporter of the family. It covers medical expenses, loss of future projected income, lost wages, funeral expenses, and burial expenses.

Even if the DUI driver gets a criminal conviction, it can be challenging to win a civil case. That is why it is important to have a skilled lawyer on your side.

How Justice Pays can Help


If you or a loved one is a victim of a car crash involving a drunk driver, you will need a competent and experienced team of lawyers. Justice Pays will give you exactly what you need.

You will get skilled lawyers who have been working in the field for years. Because of this, you can be assured that the probability of getting maximum compensation for your injuries or loss is high.

With our team of experienced auto accident attorneys, you can prevent your insurance company from giving you unfair compensation. Additionally, your lawyers can give you proper legal advice as to what is best for your case. You can also get assistance if you have to file a wrongful death claim.

Contact the Justice Pays team now for your Florida auto accident case. You may also schedule a consultation or have a free case review.

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