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DUI Victim Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida

The agony and suffering of DUI accident victims is difficult for many to comprehend. The suffering goes beyond the pain of the injuries — although the injuries themselves are traumatic. There are huge medical bills, lost income from not being able to work, or the fear that one might lose his or her job because recovery will take time. Perhaps victims might not know how well he or she will be able to recover and is faced with being unable to do the job at the same level it was previously done. Perhaps the victim is killed, and the family left behind has lost its top wage earner. In such cases, the people left behind are DUI accident victims, too. As a victim of a DUI accident, you have extensive and specific rights regarding recouping lost wages, procuring payment for medical bills and compensation for associated damages.

DUI Victim Statistics

Despite warning after warning, many still choose to get behind the wheel after they have used alcohol. The most common "rationale" is that "it won’t happen to me." But alcohol isn’t the only culprit:

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drugs other than alcohol (marijuana, cocaine, etc.) were a contributor to 18% of motor vehicle accident deaths in the U.S. in 2007.

In Florida, there were 1,252 accidents in 2008 that involved the use of drugs other than alcohol. Of those, 202 resulted in fatalities; 952 persons sustained injuries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) predicts that approximately 30% of Americans will be involved in a DUI-related crash at some point in their lives.

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