After a car accident in Port Charlotte recently, one man is dead and another is in jail. In broad daylight, a pickup truck was turning left off a main street, and a car driven by a 24-year-old man attempted to pass the truck on the right. The car went onto the grass shoulder of the road, and this impact caused the car to flip over. The passenger, a 56-year-old man, was ejected from the car. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
According to law enforcement officers, the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested at the scene and charged of DUI manslaughter.
Our Legal Team Will Fight for You
For survivors of accidents caused by drunk drivers, putting your life back together can be long, painful, and stressful. However, a lawyer who is dedicated to you and your case can help ensure that the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. For more than 30 years, the team at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks has been fighting to assert the legal rights of clients who have been wronged by drunk drivers.
In the aftermath of car accidents, survivors may be facing mounting hospital bills, and the other financial costs that come with being temporarily or permanently unable to work. Rent, utility bills, and other obligations can pile up, adding stress to an already difficult situation. On top of all of this, the pain and suffering that you experience as a result of the accident can be debilitating You deserve to be compensated for every type of loss that you have experienced due to the carelessness of a driver under the influence.
Unlike accidents that occur through the everyday negligence or recklessness of sober drivers, accidents caused by alcohol or drug use offer survivors additional options for relief. Florida law permits judges to levy punitive damages against a drunk driver. Lawsuits can also be brought against individuals and businesses that sell alcohol to minors, people who are clearly inebriated, or people they know to be habitually addicted to alcohol. This option is especially important to consider in cases where a driver has no assets with which to make you whole.
The DUI accident attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks have extensive experience with presenting cases in a compelling way. We work tirelessly to piece together all the facts, create a timeline of events that led up to the crash, and highlight to additional carelessness on the part of the driver that resulted in injuries to the survivor. We have learned from experience that the best way to serve our clients is by helping them move past this troubling episode in their lives. We know how to manage big insurance companies and get you the recovery you deserve.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident, and you know or suspect that the driver of the other vehicle was under the influence of alcohol, call or text us at 850-224-3310 for your free initial consultation, or contact us online. At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, our auto accident attorneys are committed to helping you recover from the injuries that a drunk driver has caused.