If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, our Palm Beach Gardens DUI accident lawyers want to help you hold the responsible parties accountable. At KW Stuart Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyers, we have been standing up for accident victims since 2014. In the process, we have recovered over $60 million in compensation for our clients.
Our Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, personal injury lawyers pride ourselves on being able to give our clients individualized care. There is no cookie-cutter legal solution to your problem. Your case and injuries are unique, and we’ll develop a legal strategy to meet your particular needs.
We not only understand what you’re going through, but we care about your well-being. Being involved in a DUI accident is traumatic, and you don’t have to go through it alone. Your path to recovery starts with a call to Kibby Wagner, PLLC, to arrange a free consultation at (561) 944-4000.
What Can KW Stuart Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyers, Do for You After You’ve Been Injured in a Palm Beach Gardens DUI Accident?
When you’re driving, you can be as careful and safe as possible, but you can’t control the driver around you. Sometimes, people get behind the wheel of a car under the influence. In a recent year, law enforcement issued 2,567 DUI tickets in Palm Beach County.
Getting compensated for your injuries after a DUI accident in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, can be a difficult and complicated process. You have enough to worry about when healing from your injuries. Let our Palm Beach Gardens car accident attorneys handle getting you the compensation you deserve.
When you hire Kibby Wagner, PLLC, to advocate for you, we’ll get right to work by:
- Thoroughly investigating the circumstances of your accident
- Gathering critical evidence like police reports, witness statements, and medical records
- Identifying each and every party who contributed to your injuries
- Working with the state’s top experts to bolster your case
- Carefully calculating the value of your case
We’ll also handle all negotiations with the insurance company. It’s important to keep in mind that the insurance company will do everything possible to avoid paying your claim. They will try to blame you for the accident and minimize your injuries.
We have a reputation for standing toe-to-toe with insurance companies. We have negotiated outstanding settlements for our clients; insurance companies know that if they don’t treat your injuries and claims seriously, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover After a DUI Accident in Palm Beach Gardens?
People who injure or kill others while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged with a serious felony and face significant jail time.
If you’ve been injured in a Palm Beach Gardens DUI accident, you may be entitled to three types of damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
Economic damages are intended to compensate you for your monetary losses as a result of the DUI accident. They include:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation and other therapy expenses
- Nursing care
- Loss of income/reduced earning capacity
- Damage to your property
Non-economic damages compensate you for your non-financial losses. This includes your pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses that are difficult to calculate financially.
Finally, punitive damages are available if the driver was grossly negligent or when the conduct that caused the accident was intentional. People who drive under the influence know there may be a high probability of injury, so you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
Calculating your damages properly is critical to ensure you’re getting every dime you deserve. At Kibby Wagner, PLLC, we have years of experience handling accident injury claims, so we know what it takes to accurately value your case.
If I’m Partially at Fault for the DUI Accident, Am I Still Entitled to Compensation?
You may think that if the other driver was drunk, they are 100% responsible for the accident and your injuries. However, under Florida’s comparative negligence law, if you contributed to the accident, your compensation could be reduced by the percentage of your own fault.
For example, if a jury finds your total damages are $100,000, but it also finds that you were 20% at fault because you were distracted or were speeding, your overall damage award would be reduced to $80,000.
To protect its financial bottom line, the insurance company will do everything it can to blame you for the accident. We’ve seen this tactic many times, but with us in your corner, they won’t get away with false claims that your conduct also contributed to the accident.
Call a Palm Beach Gardens Auto Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial fallout from your injuries. Kibbey & Wagner, PLLC will work tirelessly to make sure the parties responsible for your injuries compensate you for your damages.
Get on the path of recovery by calling our exceptional Palm Beach Gardens DUI accident lawyers today to find out how we can put our experience to work for you.