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Almost 9,000 people are killed in Florida each year because of drunk drivers, with the most common accidents occurring on the weekend. DUIs and drunk driving are no joke, and they harm thousands of people each year. What happens if you were hurt because of a drunk driver?

In Florida, it is illegal to drive when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above 0.08%. Even if you have a lower percentage, but still fail a field sobriety test, you can be arrested. With commercial licenses, you can be arrested with a BAC of just 0.04%. Florida also participates in no-tolerance policies, so any underage drivers with alcohol levels in their system will be arrested with little to no exceptions. 

Common injuries from these accidents include concussions, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, paralysis, internal injuries, broken bones, and much more. Drunk driving accidents can be more severe than more common auto accidents because the drunk driver who causes the wreck is typically so unaware of the situation, that their speed and judgement are not properly assessed, leading to dangerous speeds and poor judgement with timing, space, and the inability to make split-second decisions that can be life-saving. 

In these accidents, much like any other personal injury claim, you must be able to prove negligence from the other party. Talking with a car accident attorney Florida can help you in the fight for justice with drunk driving accidents and injuries. 

James Piccolino, licensed chiropractor and attorney, knows first hand how difficult the weeks following car accidents are. His experience combines the knowledge and skills of chiropractic medicine and personal injury law. His commitment to helping patients and law clients allow them peace of mind to live freely after accidents. 

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

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