DUI Drug Accidents Require the Help of Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorneys
Driving under the influence of drugs is extremely dangerous. Drug intoxication can cause significant visual and cognitive impairments, and it can make drivers far less capable (if not entirely incapable) of controlling their vehicles on the road. Yet, people still drive under the influence of drugs every day, and drug-impaired drivers frequently cause serious and fatal collisions. If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a driver who was under the influence of drugs, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Let our South Florida law firm help you recover.
We Help Individuals and Families Recover After Drug-Involved Auto Accidents
If you have been injured in an auto accident involving a drug-impaired driver, or if you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs, you deserve help. You deserve to recover to the fullest extent possible, and you deserve to receive financial compensation for all of your accident-related losses. At Maus Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing accident victims and their families in South Florida. Our attorneys can use their experience to help you, and they can make sure the drug-impaired driver is held accountable for your family’s losses.
Does Auto Insurance Cover Accidents Involving Drug-Impaired Drivers?
One question many families have in these cases is: Does auto insurance cover accidents involving drug-impaired drivers? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Just as auto insurance covers drunk driving, distracted driving and other forms of driver negligence, it also covers driving under the influence of drugs.
As a result, if the driver who hit you or your loved one is insured, your case will probably involve filing a claim against his or her insurance company. But, keep in mind that you have access to your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage as well; and, if the drug-impaired driver was not insured at the time of the crash, you may be able to file a claim under your uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) policy. UIM coverage can be used to secure additional compensation above and beyond an insured driver’s policy limit as well; and, if you have multiple vehicles, you may be able to “stack” your coverage to secure additional compensation.
In short, there are many ways to recover financial compensation after a drug-involved accident, and our attorneys can make sure you receive the full coverage that is available.
How Do You Prove That Another Driver was Under the Influence of Drugs?
As with all types of accidents, proving fault can be one of the most-difficult aspects of recovering financial compensation after a collision involving a drug-impaired driver. However, there are many potential options available, from the responding police officer’s observations and eye-witness testimony to forensic evidence collected from the scene of the crash and the results of blood and chemical tests. When we represent you, we will work diligently to collect all of the evidence that is available to show the driver was “high” at the time of the accident, and we will build a strong case for recovering maximum compensation on your behalf.
Request a Free Consultation With a Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Lawyer
Would you like more information about recovering financial compensation after a drug-involved auto accident in South Florida? To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyer at Maus Law Firm, call 855-999-5297 or request an appointment online today.