Drunk driving is a crime, and if you’re injured in a Tampa drunk driving accident, you may be due compensation. Reach out to a drunk driving accident lawyer for help seeking compensation.
Drunk driving ends many lives every year, and you may have almost lost your own to a drunk driving accident. Another person decided to drive under the influence, and you almost paid for their carelessness with your life.
But because drunk driving is also a crime, getting compensated for your injuries isn’t always easy. That’s where a Tampa drunk driving accident lawyer can step in. At Anderson & Anderson, we have the tools you need to get answers after a Tampa car accident caused by a drunk driver. That gives you more time and energy to focus on your health, not on your lawsuit.
Many Tampa drunk driving accident victims don’t realize they’ll have two court cases to deal with. The first is the criminal case. Driving under the influence is a crime, especially if someone was injured in the process. The at-fault party will face a criminal trial before your drunk driving claim goes to civil court.
A Florida drunk driving criminal trial won’t provide you with compensation. These cases are to determine only whether the at-fault party is guilty and what penalties they’ll face.
Once the criminal trial has concluded, you’ll have a chance to file an injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Here’s the good news: While you will have to wait for the criminal trial to end, you’ll be able to use evidence from the trial in your claim, even if the charges were dropped. Your drunk driving accident lawyer must prove only that they carelessly injured you, not that they were breaking the law.
Once your claim goes to court, you need to know how much it’s worth. Typically, your claim covers you economic and non-economic damages. That means you can receive compensation for both your financial and non-financial losses caused by the accident.
Your economic damages may be first on your mind because these damages may be the most urgent. Debt collectors may be seeking payment for your car repairs, medical bills, and other expenses while you’re unable to work. Your drunk driving accident lawyer in Tampa can help you add up these losses.
But what about the emotional and mental impact of a Tampa drunk driving accident? You may experience emotional trauma and distress because of the accident. In these cases, your lawyer can use special tools to calculate your losses and help you get compensated for your pain and suffering.
When you’re hurt in a drunk driving accident, seeking compensation while juggling your injuries and dealing with the criminal case can get overwhelming fast. Luckily, you don’t have to act alone. The lawyers at Anderson & Anderson can help you gather evidence for your claim and deal with both the criminal and civil aspects of your claim.
Ready to get compensated after someone’s carelessness left you injured? Reach out for a free consultation with a Tampa drunk driving accident lawyer. Call 813-251-0072 or complete the online contact form below.