Although traffic fatalities due to drunk driving have generally been decreasing since 2005, drunk drivers remain a major menace on U.S. roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,800 people per year lose their lives to alcohol-impaired drivers nationwide. That means that one person is killed about every 45 minutes, and alcohol is a factor in about a third of the nation’s fatal traffic crashes. When you have been hurt or lost a loved one to a drunk driver, a personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights.
At Jacobs & Goodman, our Orlando car accident lawyers have handled many cases for clients whose lives have been changed because of drunk drivers. We know that Florida roads see their share of impaired motorists. The state’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles attributes the loss of 794 lives per year to alcohol-related traffic crashes. In addition, we know that more than 12,000 people – a thousand per month – suffer injuries in alcohol-related accidents in our state.
The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Jacobs & Goodman believe that motorists who choose to drive drunk and endanger others must be held responsible for their actions. Our advocacy on behalf of drunk-driving victims offers families the guidance and hope they need in the upsetting aftermath of a serious accident.
The Orange County drunk driving accident lawyers at our firm know that the injuries you suffer when struck by a drunk driver are likely to be serious. Reaction times are dulled, and the likelihood is that a drunk driver also will be exceeding the speed limit, making the force of an impact greater. Long-term disability could result, necessitating ongoing medical care or even placement in a rehabilitation facility or nursing home. It is crucial that you choose an attorney who has a record of successful recovery for drunk-driving accident victims. At Jacobs & Goodman, Attorneys for the Injured, our performance in the courtroom (and in the negotiating room) has resulted in settlements and awards that provide our clients the money they need to ensure that medical care and living expenses will not become an additional burden for them.
When you choose the experienced Orlando car accident lawyers at Jacobs & Goodman, your family can rest assured that you’ll receive the undivided and personal attention you deserve. If your child has been harmed by a drunk driver, we won’t rest until we’ve taken every measure to protect your child’s rights and to pursue compensation on behalf of you and your family.
The aftermath of a drunk-driving accident – or any car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or other motor vehicle accident – can be a confusing and upsetting time. At Jacobs & Goodman, you’ll find personal injury attorneys who are sensitive to the emotional and physical issues you and your family are facing. For more than three decades, our firm has been honored to be a leading choice of accident victims who want outstanding legal representation coupled with respectful treatment by skilled legal professionals. We offer you a free consultation to discuss your case, and our attorneys will meet with you in your hospital room or home if you’ve unable to come to our offices. We care about you and pledge the high-quality representation you need when you’ve been seriously hurt. Contact Jacobs & Goodman to schedule your no-obligation case review.