Driver Accused Of Driving Under The Influence Accrues Additional Charges
A local high school principal who was severely injured in auto accident last spring continues to recover from his double amputation and other injuries; the driver who caused the accident, however, is facing additional charges for that accident in which she was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to reports, the driver’s blood-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit by three times at the time of the accident.
Recovery After A Drunk Driving Accident
It is impossible to argue about the serious nature of accidents caused by drunk drivers. The news is filled with stories about accidents caused by those behind the wheel after having had too much to drink. It is equally difficult to argue with the fact that when someone is injured as a result of someone else’s drunk driving, they will be entitled to recover for their damages from that person.
A Tool In Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents – Ignition Interlock Devices
The question arises, however, of what could have been done to prevent the accident from happening in the first place and causing its victims to have to endure the painful and often lengthy recovery process. In Florida, the law provides for use of an ignition interlock device (IID). Beginning with a driver’s first offense for a DUI in which they have a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, a judge may order the driver to have an IID for at least six months, though it is not required at that level. In cases in which the driver’s blood alcohol level is at least .15%, however, the judge is required to enter an order for use of an IID for at least that six month period, even for first time offenders. Where the offender is on their second offense, the requirement is increased from six months to at least one full year – those found guilty of drunk driving for a third time will be ordered to use an IID for at least two years.
Let Us Assist You with Your Case
Despite the laws against and the penalties for conviction of drunk driving, it is doubtful that we will reach the point at which these tragic occurrences no longer happen. While accidents continue to occur due to drunk driving, innocent victims will continue to suffer injuries and losses. If you have been involved in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence and have suffered injuries as a result, the Miami attorneys at the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A. can help you get the results you are entitled to receive. Whether your losses include costs for present medical expenses or those anticipated in the future, lost wages , even expenses due to pain and suffering stemming from the accident, at the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A. our goal is to help you make a full recovery and we will work tirelessly towards that end. Our legal professionals have helped other accident victims get the compensation they deserved and want to do the same for you. Contact us now to set up your no cost, no obligation appointment.