“Driving under the influence”, or “Driving while intoxicated”, is the term for alcohol-related driving behavior. It is responsible for nearly one third 1/3 of all traffic deaths in this country. Anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance will be held liable for their acts. Unfortunately, this is of little comfort to someone who has sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an alcohol-related accident. The driver convicted of DUI is responsible to pay for all damages, but may not be the only person considered negligent or liable. Those who provided the alcohol may also be considered negligent and liable for damages. Florida imposes liability on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels which supply liquor improperly. As a result, a business is expected to exercise due care and not to serve anyone who has had too much to drink. Moreover, the host of a party may be liable if they continue to allow a guest to drink after it is obvious the guest is under the influence.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a drunk driver, let our Personal Injury Attorneys in Davie/Cooper City protect and defend your rights. Call us now for a free consultation. We are fully bilingual and will meet you at your home, hospital, or our office. We can even meet with you on weekends or evenings. Attorney Diana Castrillon of Cecere, Santana, P.A. will fight diligently to protect your rights so that your only focus is on getting better.
Call us today toll-free to 800-75-FL-LAW and find out more.