Auto Accidents’ Attorneys in Florida Recover Compensation for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in the Lakeland Area
Helping clients in Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City and Lake Wales with short- and long-term medical needs
When anyone gets behind the wheel of a car under the influence of alcohol, the chance of a serious accident increases dramatically. In 2012 alone, there were more than 17,000 alcohol-related car accidents in Florida, resulting in more than 1,200 injuries and nearly 700 fatalities. If you have been the victim of an automobile accident involving a drunk driver, our veteran attorneys at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. have the legal knowledge you want on your side as you fight to collect damages for your injuries. Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined personal injury law experience throughout Florida, and they use that knowledge to fight for the victims of serious drunk driving crashes.
Types of accidents drunk drivers cause
Drunk drivers are among the most dangerous on the road, and that is why the accidents they cause are usually so severe. They very often lose consciousness or fall asleep behind the wheel and lose complete control of their vehicle, causing a number of different types of accidents, including:
- Head-on collisions — A head-on collision is one of the most serious types of car accidents. Oftentimes, drunk drivers veer into the opposite lane or jump highway medians, causing these deadly events.
- Fender-benders — While people often assume fender-benders aren’t serious, the truth is that they can still cause long-lasting brain, neck and spinal traumas that require physical therapy and months, or years, of treatment.
- Rollovers — A rollover can harm more than just the drunk driver inside the car. As the car is rolling, it can potentially strike oncoming traffic or pedestrians, resulting in serious injuries, including spinal traumas.
- Hit-and-run accidents — These represent one of the most common types of drunk driving auto accidents. While hit-and-run accident cases often wind up in criminal court, our attorneys are experienced in prosecuting the negligent drunk driver in civil court. We fight to help victims recover compensation for any injuries suffered.
Types of injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident
Every drunk driving accident is different and leads to different injuries for the victim. These injuries can either be superficial and can heal quickly or they can be completely debilitating and last for the rest of your life. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., our attorneys have represented clients with a range of different serious injuries, including:
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Brain traumas
- Air bag abrasions
- Broken bones
- Serious lacerations
Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today Call our legal team at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 863-968-7837 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation regarding any injuries you have suffered as a result of a drunk driver. We serve Lakeland and surrounding areas. And our attorneys represent clients throughout the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange.