Pinellas County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Support for Your Finances, Your Family and Your Future
It is difficult to think of a tragedy on our roads worse than a drunk driving accident resulting in major injury or loss of life. In 2008, there were almost 900 fatalities due to drunk driving accidents on Florida's roads. That accounts for more than 25 percent of total motor vehicle accident fatalities.
Twenty-five percent is too high a number. Nearly 900 DUI deaths is too high a number. At Reeder & Nussbaum, P.A., our attorneys and staff continue to be horrified at how common drunk driving accidents are in our state. We have seen first-hand how DUI accidents impact a family like no other type of automobile crash does.
As lawyers, we know that there is only so much that we can do to help families suffering the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. Nevertheless, we promise to do everything we can as legal practitioners to bring justice to the families we represent.
If you have questions about your legal rights following a drunk driving car accident, or if the insurance companies are delaying payment of your full claim, we invite you to consult an experienced injury attorney at Reeder & Nussbaum. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and surrounding areas in Clearwater and Pinellas County.
What We Strive to Achieve for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Our law firm can help drunk driving accident victims in three primary ways:
- Advocate for full financial compensation plus punitive damages: We use all our legal skills to negotiate full and fair settlements for clients hit by a drunk driver. In addition to compensation for financial losses and pain and suffering, we will argue for an award of punitive damages. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the driver who made the conscious choice to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
- Guide you through the criminal proceedings: As the criminal case proceeds against the drunk driver, we will work with the prosecuting attorney's office to keep you informed and help you prepare for any testimony you may need to give.
- Help access other sources of financial assistance: If the accident leaves you unable to work, we can guide you through the process of applying for federal disability insurance. If the accident happened while you were at work, we can advise you about a workers' compensation application.
Money does not heal all wounds. However, a fair and timely settlement from the drunk driver's insurance company may give your family some much-needed stability during this traumatic time.
Discuss Your Concerns Privately With an Experienced Accidents Lawyer
If you would like to meet our attorneys and learn more about our law firm, we encourage you to make an appointment. Call us toll free at 877-449-ATTY (2889) or use our easy online contact form.