What If The Driver Who Hit Me Wasn’t Found Guilty Of Drunk Driving? Do I Still Have A Case?
Sometimes a driver isn’t found guilty of drunk driving in criminal court because the test wasn’t calibrated correctly, or because the blood alcohol concentration was below the legal limit of .08 percent. Although this driver might not be considered drunk, he or she very well could have been driving “buzzed”.
Did you know that there were 17,000 traffic accidents involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations of .01 or higher, resulting in 12,000 serious injuries in 2012 in Florida alone? These statistics indicate that “buzzed” driving is a serious problem on our roadways.
While “buzzed” driving isn’t against the law yet, it is grounds to develop a personal injury claim in Florida civil court to show that the driver didn’t act responsibly. By showing a driver’s negligence and recklessness in a civil lawsuit, we will be able to reveal the events that led up to your South Florida car accident.
For help establishing your claim and proving the other driver negligent, you need to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in South Florida. Make sure you have someone on your side who will fight for you and your fair recovery. Call the Law Office of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] for a free consultation today and learn more about your rights.