Boca Raton Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) requires every driver to maintain a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 in Property Damage Liability (PDL). Yet, drunk driving accidents typically result in far more severe injuries and damage than what’s covered by this “no-fault” insurance. 

When a driver involved in a crash is under the influence of alcohol, fault comes into play. In these cases, the situation requires litigation by experienced personal injury lawyers.

Hire the compassionate Boca Raton drunk driving accident attorneys at Eltringham Law Group. We are committed to helping you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

Drunk Driving Accidents Are Not Your Typical Personal Injury Cases

Drunk driving accident lawsuits are different from other motor vehicle accident claims. Evidence not found in other cases, including breathalyzer screenings, field sobriety tests, and additional police documentation gathered when the accident happened, can help bolster your case. 

Additionally, drunk driving cases often award punitive damages. This is something not available in typical car accident lawsuits. Punitive damages are sometimes awarded to victims to discipline drunk drivers for their negligence and disregard for others’ safety.

Our Boca Raton drunk driving accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your claim to help you get your compensation’s maximum value.

Avoid Taking on Insurance Companies by Yourself

Cases involving drunk driving can get complicated. For example, potential criminal charges may be brought against the driver, plus insurance companies often try to do whatever they can to limit the amount of compensation you receive. 

Florida is a “no-fault” state, according to Fla. Stat. § 627.7407. This means despite the drunk driver being at fault, you will turn to your insurance company to pay for lost earnings, medical bills, and replacement services. 

Some insurance companies will try to settle with you right away, even before you know the extent of your injuries. They do this to try and avoid paying you more down the road once you know how bad your injuries are.

Don’t allow insurance companies to bully you into giving up your valuable rights or determining the compensation you should get. Instead, get what you are owed under the law by hiring a knowledgeable drunk driving accident attorney to deal with insurance companies for you.

Injuries You Could Seek Compensation for Following an Accident

Drunk driving accidents can result in severe injuries and death and can change your life in an instant. A wrongful death may occur due to a drunk driver. Injuries may include:

You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses associated with your initial injury, as well as future medical costs and long-term care if needed. 

You might also be compensated for lost wages or loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and punitive damages. 

The key is to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, so the insurance companies don’t take advantage of you. Instead, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Damages Can I Claim as a Victim of Drunk Driving?

As a DUI accident victim, you could file to recover damages for the loss of a loved one or your injuries. You can also file to claim compensation for:

  • Loss of instruction
  • Personal property damage
  • Burial costs
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

You have up to four years until you start your claim. Talk to a Boca Raton drunk driving accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident to increase the odds of success. If your loved one or a relative died due to injuries they suffered, you still may have options for filing.

What to Expect if You Are Involved in a Drunk Driving Accident

When you choose an experienced law group from Boca Raton to represent you following a drunk driving auto accident, here is what you can expect:

  • Get your questions answered: Call us, and our team of lawyers will make sure you get all your questions answered. Talk to an experienced lawyer about your rights and expected outcomes today.
  • We will negotiate on your behalf: We will reach out to witnesses, hospitals, police, doctors, attorneys, insurance providers, and with information necessary to settle your claim. We dig deep into your case to help make it rock solid. This can help you earn additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
  • Take time to focus on your needs: Whether you are coping with anxiety and stress or still recovering from your injuries, focus on taking care of yourself. Leave the details of your case in the experienced hands of an attorney. They’ll make sure the job is done right.
  • Our fees are contingent on winning: A contingency fee means our injury attorneys will get started working on your case immediately. However, we won’t get paid until we recover a jury award or a negotiated settlement on your behalf.

Eltringham Law Group Will Fight for Your Compensation

Each year, some level of alcohol impairment is suspected in thousands of car accidents. The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) claims that nearly 28 Americans lose their lives to drunk-driving accidents every day. 

Drunk driving accidents in Florida are a serious matter. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured, disabled, or killed by a drunk driver, the Boca Raton drunk driving accident attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve. 

Contact us to schedule your free consultation, or call (561) 338-0420.

Common Questions After Drunk Driving Accidents

What do I need to know if I have been involved in a drunk driving accident in Florida?


Will Florida’s required personal injury protection (PIP) coverage limit the amount of compensation I am entitled to?


Will criminal charges brought against the drunk driver impact my ability to receive compensation for my injuries?


Should I settle with the insurance company right away following a drunk driving accident?


If I can’t get to a lawyer’s office, will he or she meet with me at home or in the hospital?


How do I find a personal injury lawyer that will be aggressive in fighting for my rights after a drunk driving collision while also being compassionate about what I have been through?


Can I sue the establishment or person who served the drunk driver alcohol?

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I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

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I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

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I would like to thank the Eltringham Law Group and specifically Harold Torres for handling my case. Harold did an outstanding job on my behalf. I cannot express enough how pleased I am and how professional and empathetic Harold and the rest of the staff were throughout the entire process.

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.