Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville
A law firm that holds drunk drivers accountable
Every year, drunk driving takes numerous lives in the greater Jacksonville area. While law enforcement increases its efforts to stop drunk drivers in their tracks, far too many of them slip past the police radar. It only takes a small amount of alcohol to cloud one's judgment and ability to react to avoid a crash. That's why drunk driving often results in some of the most catastrophic accidents.
The attorneys at Pajcic & Pajcic understand the pain and suffering that can be caused if you were hit by a drunk driver. Responsible drivers shouldn't have to suffer debilitating injuries and financial hardships because of someone else's negligence. Our law firm will fight to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. Our case results, such as $1.5 million paid to a drunk driving victim, speak for themselves.
Consuming alcohol can result in:
- Impaired judgment: Alcohol can inhibit a driver's decision-making abilities. Drunk drivers may fail to obey traffic signs and signals, or they may speed excessively and drive recklessly.
- Impaired vision: Alcohol can interfere with a driver's ability to see clearly, often resulting in blurred vision or lack of equilibrium.
- Slower reaction time: A drunk driver's brain may not be able to register obstacles on the road that require adequate reaction time to avoid.
- Loss of coordination: Alcohol can inhibit one's ability to perform standard functions, such as: coordination between the gas pedal and brakes and basic steering functions.
Why drunk driving is dangerous
When a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle has been impaired, the damage he or she causes can be severe. A drunk driver who fails to react to the road ahead cause a devastating rear-end crash or a high impact T-bone accident. Additionally, the actions of a drunk driver can result in a head-on collision, lane departure crash, or an accident with a pedestrian or bicyclist.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for driving drunk. Those who consume alcohol have plenty of options at their fingertips. Calling a cab or ride-share is a lifesaving alternative to operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
Take your claim seriously from the start
Nobody expects to get into a crash when they are driving. But suddenly, they were rear-ended by a drunk driver. Or they were in a hit-and-run accident with a drunk driver. They are left with injuries and need medical treatment.