Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers doesn’t tolerate drunk driving. If another motorist’s recklessness injured you, we’re ready to seek compensation with everything we’ve got. Our Miami drunk driving accident lawyers can file your case, negotiate compensation, and explain your legal options. Financial recovery can account for your past, present, and future injury-related expenses.
We’re a client-centered firm that treats injured claimants like family. We’ve seen firsthand how collisions disrupt people’s lives. We’re ready to answer your questions during your free, no-obligation case review.
You Generally Have Four Years to File Your Injury Lawsuit
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) notes:
- You generally have two years to file your injury lawsuit.
- Failure to abide by this deadline forfeits your right to compensation.
- Some exceptions may apply.
We’re proud to announce that we resolve most injury cases through insurance settlements. In one case we managed, we secured a $5 million settlement for our client injured by a defective motor vehicle.
Yet, we encourage you to take prompt action. Four years may seem like a long time, but you want to do everything possible to protect your legal rights.
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We’re Ready to Seek Damages Following Your Miami-Dade County Collision
Drunk driving accidents cause substantial damage. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that these collisions cause billions of dollars in damage each year.
We’re ready to pursue these losses:
Economic damages are intended to compensate the victim for the damages they sustained, including:
- Past and future healthcare expenses
- Employment-related losses, such as lost income, tips, and bonuses
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
We will add up your invoices, receipts, and financial documents to determine these losses’ value.
Non-economic damages don’t have intrinsic values. Their values largely depend on your situation. Also, Florida doesn’t cap non-economic damages. You can recover:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Sometimes, courts award punitive damages. Florida Statutes § 768.72 permits punitive damages in cases where a person acts with gross negligence – present in many drunk driving cases.
We’re ready to calculate and pursue what you’re owed. You may recoup other damages than those listed above.
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How Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Can Build Your Injury Case
When you partner with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we will:
Investigate Your Accident
We must prove that another party’s negligence caused your collision. To establish this element, we will find and examine the following pieces of evidence:
- Your vehicle’s black box data
- Your Miami-Dade accident report
- Eyewitness accounts
- The other party’s blood alcohol test results
- Traffic camera footage
- Dashcam footage
- Statements from accident reconstruction specialists
Determine the Responsible Parties
You may pursue compensation from more than one party, depending on your situation. For instance, suppose a drunk driver hit you. Our investigation may show they were overserved at a local bar. This could make both the driver and the establishment responsible for your losses under Florida’s dram shop laws.
File Your Insurance Claim
Your lawyer will handle all of your insurance claim’s obligations, from its initial filing to negotiations. We will also protect you against bad faith insurance practices, including:
- The claims adjuster insists that a low offer is “the best they can do.
- You feel pressured into resolving your case.
- The claims adjuster gives incorrect information or blames you for the collision.
- The insurance company denies your claim without a valid reason.
You won’t even have to talk to the claims adjuster with us on your side. You can route all emails, phone calls, and text messages to us.
File Your Lawsuit
If we can’t resolve your insurance claim, we may consider filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This requires filing your lawsuit, organizing all evidence, and communicating with the defendant’s legal team. We’re determined to resolve your case.
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Questions and Answers About Your Miami Drunk Driving Accident Case
Below, we’ve compiled some commonly-asked questions about drunk driving accidents:
What Happens If the Other Party Gets Convicted of a Crime?
If the other party is charged and convicted of a crime, this does not automatically yield compensation. The state’s case against the at-fault motorist is different than your injury claim. However, a conviction may support your right to damages, as this would establish the other driver’s negligence.
What If the Drunk Driver Left the Accident Scene?
We will do everything possible to locate the hit-and-run driver. We work closely with Charles Chalik, an investigator. He can review police records, traffic camera recordings, and other information to locate and identify the other driver.
You still have options even if we can’t find the motorist. For instance, you can file a claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to recoup your medical bills and some of your lost income.
What’s the Value of My Drunk Driving Accident Case in Miami?
We can’t answer this question without reviewing your situation first. Your case could be worth anywhere from a few thousand to a few million dollars. It all depends on the severity of your injuries, the cost of your damages, and your emotional well-being.
What Makes Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Different from Other Law Firms?
We strive to build strong relationships with our clients. We see you as a person, not another case number. We’ve also been serving injured claimants since 1995, seeking compensation from multi-million-dollar agencies, like Ford and Bridgestone.
Furthermore, clients work directly with our founding partners, Jason and Debi Chalik. They’ve appeared on CNN, Inside Edition, and other nationwide syndicates. They’re determined to recover what you need.
For a free legal consultation with a Chalik & Chalik lawyer serving Miami, call (305) 944-2035
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers to Begin Your Free Case Review
If you or your loved one was injured by a drunk driver, our lawyers can investigate your collision and seek compensation.
We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay nothing up front for our help. We finance your case’s obligations until we secure damages. You can learn more about pursuing damages in a free initial consultation with our team. Contact us today at (305) 944-2035.
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