All car accidents involving injury or death are traumatic, but those caused by drunk drivers also evoke anger and frustration. Our Port St. Lucie DUI accident lawyers want to help you hold accountable the person who caused your car accident while under the influence of alcohol. Call Kibbey Wagner, PLLC at (772) 247-3374 to get the legal assistance you deserve.
Our law firm has over 40 years of combined experience standing up for people like you who have been harmed by negligent drivers. Our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorneys work hard every day to earn our client’s trust by providing them with unmatched personal service.
You’ve been through a lot. From the moment you contact us in Port St. Lucie, Florida, to schedule your free consultation, you’ll find that we’ll treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. We’ll examine your case and provide you with a forthright assessment of your legal rights and options.
How Can Kibby Wagner Help You if You’ve Been Hurt in a Port St. Lucie DUI Accident?
When people get behind the wheel of their car after drinking alcohol, tragedy can ensue. Over a 10-year period, 7,573 people were killed in Florida in accidents involving drunk drivers.
Our Port St. Lucie car accident attorneys believe that drivers who put other people at risk by driving under the influence should have to account for their reckless conduct. You may be forced to live with the pain of your injuries, but you shouldn’t have to live with the financial repercussions as well.
When you choose Kibby Wagner to be your voice after a Port St. Lucie, FL, DUI accident, you’re getting an award-winning law firm with the following credentials:
- A board-certified attorney in civil trials
- An attorney who has been honored as a “Rising Star” for several consecutive years
- A “Top 40 Under 40” attorney
- Team members who have been recognized on Florida’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers list
- An impressive 10 out of 10 rating through Avvo
We’ll also give you a strategic edge because one of our founding members practiced insurance defense law before dedicating his skills to accident injury victims. We know all the tactics insurance companies employ to avoid paying your claim.
Our skill, experience, and knowledge of how the other side operates mean you have the best possible chance of recovering the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. Call us today to schedule your free consultation so we can start evaluating your case right away.
If I’m Injured in a Port St. Lucie DUI Accident, Who Must Compensate Me for My Injuries?
Florida is a “no-fault” car accident state, which simply means that when you’re injured in a car accident, you must first turn to your own insurance company for compensation. This is true even if you were injured in an accident caused by a reckless drunk driver.
To ensure this, state law requires every Florida car owner to carry two types of insurance coverage.
First, you must carry at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. This coverage will pay for your medical bills related to injuries you sustain in the accident, lost income, and death benefits.
There are important limitations to PIP coverage. It will only cover 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost income up to your policy limits.
Second, Florida law also requires you to have $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) if you own a car registered in your name. PDL covers any damage you cause to another person’s property as a result of a car accident.
PDL coverage isn’t just limited to another person’s damaged vehicle. It includes damage to telephone poles, buildings, fences, trees, mailboxes, or any other personal property that you damage because of the car accident.
What Are My Options if My Damages Exceed My Policy Limits?
Port St. Lucie, FL, DUI car accidents can result in significant catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, organ damage, brain injuries, and other serious injuries that require long-term and expensive medical care. It’s easy to see how the value of your claim can far exceed your policy limits.
What are your options when your damages are more than what your insurance policy will pay? In that case, you may have to sue the at-fault driver who caused the accident.
This is why having an experienced law firm like Kibbey Wagner, PLLC is so important. You will have to prove that another driver’s negligence caused the accident. You may also have to fight off claims by the insurance company that your own negligence was responsible for the accident.
Getting fair compensation for your injuries is a complex matter, and the stakes are high. We have a documented track record of recovering millions of dollars in much-needed financial relief for our injured clients. You need to focus on your health—let Kibbey Wagner, PLLC work on getting you the compensation you deserve.
Call Port St. Lucie’s Award-Winning DUI Accident Lawyers To Find Out How We Can Help You
People who drive under the influence of alcohol can inflict untold damage on your physical and emotional well-being. If you were injured in a Port St. Lucie, FL, DUI accident, Kibbey Wagner has the skills and experience you need to get your life back on track.
We’ll stand up to aggressive insurance companies who will do everything they can to avoid paying you the full value of your case. Start learning more about your legal rights by calling us today for a free consultation.