Law enforcement officers have numerous tells they look for to spot potentially drunk drivers. By the same token, if you were injured in an accident or if you have lost a family member as a result of an accident involving a driver that appeared to be operating under the influence, you may have grounds for recourse and remuneration by way of a civil suit.
What you will need to do is demonstrate that the driver was indeed drunk. You will need to prove the driver’s level of intoxication and that this level indicates a definitive inability to responsibly operate a motor vehicle. If there were witnesses to the accident or to the driver’s behaviors preceding the accident, this could be used to build a case. The police report and expert opinions will also prove useful.
Losing a loved one in an accident is a sudden and wrongful death. Beyond grief comes additional suffering, adding insult to injury. There is a sudden loss of income, enormous funeral expenses and vehicle repairs or replacement, possible medical bills and even psychological counseling. The costs stack up and bills don’t stop coming in. The same can be said for your own injuries suffered in an accident.
This is why if you feel someone else was at fault and you have reason to believe they were under the influence at the time of the accident, you may want to speak with a Florida accident attorney. He or she can guide you in the process and may be able to provide you with the assistance you need to take the worry off your shoulders and financial help into your hands.