You could seek compensation for your injury-related losses if a drunk driver hit you. Our team of Orlando lawyers familiar with DUI cases can seek financial recovery for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Even if the other party is facing criminal charges, this does not prevent you from seeking reimbursement.
Bogin, Munns & Munns offers free initial case reviews to personal injury claimants. You can explore your options at no obligation today.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Our Firm?
Thanks to our contingency-fee arrangement, you do not pay our law firm anything out of pocket to get our help. We will finance all of your case’s obligations until it is over. From there, we take a percentage of your winnings as compensation for our help.
If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees. We are confident in our ability to represent you and recover a fair settlement.
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You Have Four Years to File Your Lawsuit—But You Should Act Promptly
Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) says that you generally have four years to file your civil lawsuit. You have even less time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While four years is a generous amount of time, you should start building your case as soon as you can.
This is because:
- Certain pieces of evidence, like traffic camera footage, may be erased.
- Witnesses could misremember important information or not become available for comment.
- You likely have a shorter amount of time to file your claim – depending on the liable policy.
Because a drunk driver hit you, you could be eligible for an extension under Florida Statutes §95.051. You could be granted more than four years to file your lawsuit if:
- The driver fled the accident scene and was not identified until a later date.
- The driver gave a fake name or gave the wrong contact information.
- The driver left Florida.
You could also have more time to take action if you were hurt as a minor. Here, you would have more time from the date of your 18th birthday to file your lawsuit.
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We Will Seek the Full Cost of Your Damages
The value of your losses will depend on a lot of things specific to your situation. We will calculate these losses based on your personal testimony, receipts, invoices, and employment records. We will even consult with healthcare professionals and financial experts to put a value on your anticipated expenses.
Here are some damages that we have recovered for our DUI accident claimants in Orlando:
- Healthcare expenses, including medications, treatments, and surgery
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- The cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
Ideally, we will file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurer, and they will pay for your damages. If this does not work out, however, we will file a lawsuit in civil court.
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How Our DUI Lawyers Serving Orlando Can Build Your Case
Earlier, we talked about how we will handle your case’s obligations at no upfront cost to you. Some of our other services include:
- Negotiating a settlement
- Presenting and finding evidence
- Managing all communications
- Calculating your damages (even future expenses)
- Explaining your legal rights
- Advising you on fair and unfair settlement offers
- Filing your claim or lawsuit
Our services are tailor-made to meet your situation’s needs. As such, this is not a complete list of our legal services.
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Commonly Asked Questions About DUI Accident Cases in Orlando
We want to be part of your support system during this challenging time, and we want you to understand everything about your case as it unfolds. Here are some questions that we want to address right now:
Can You Sue the at-Fault Driver if They Were Charged with a Crime?
Your civil case is completely different from the criminal case against the other party. If the other party is convicted of drunk driving, this could help your case.
Information that could also help your case includes:
- Photos of the accident scene
- The other party’s criminal record (if they chronically drink and drive)
- Your medical treatment records, including your imaging scans and lab test results
- Eyewitness testimony
- Information from accident reconstruction specialists
- Traffic camera footage
- The police report
How Long Will It Take to Resolve Your Drunk Driving Accident Case?
As your medical bills and other related expenses pile up, you may be anxious to resolve your case quickly. However, if you accept the insurance company’s first offer, it may not account for your evolving expenses. With this in mind, it could take weeks or even months to settle your case.
We will do everything in our power to keep your case moving forward. If the insurance company tries to stall the legal process, we will file your case in civil court and sue the other driver.
What Is the Average Settlement for a DUI Accident Case?
The American Bar Association (ABA) says that most cases are finished through settlements. When this happens, these outcomes are confidential. Only the outcomes of lawsuits are available to the public. With this in mind, there is no information pointing to the average settlement for a DUI case.
Your case’s value will, again, depend on your circumstances.
How Much Can You Get for Pain and Suffering?
We can review your situation and calculate the value of your pain and suffering. Our calculations will take into account:
- Your injuries
- Necessary medical treatment
- Your quality of life
- Your relationships with your friends and family
- Your mobility and working ability
Florida only places caps on pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases, meaning that this expense could be one of the largest parts of your case.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns to Learn More
If you still want to learn about working with a DUI lawyer that takes cases in Orlando from our team, give us a call. We can talk about your legal options and what you can expect from partnering with our team.