Miami Alcohol Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered personal injury in an alcohol-related accident? Then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You should consult with a Miami alcohol accident lawyer. Contact The Berman Law Firm for a free alcohol accident case evaluation by a Miami alcohol accident lawyer. We have successfully represented victims of various types of alcohol-related accident.
Alcohol Accident Law
You may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages for drunk driving accidents, alcohol-induced drowning or asphyxiation, alcohol-related hazing, alcohol-fueled fights, and alcohol-related shootings. Critically, there are two different types of alcohol accident claims. The type of claim depends on the source of alcohol consumed which lead to the accident. Moreover, the type of claim impacts the limitations on liability imposed by the applicable Florida laws.
Dram Shop Cases
Claims for personal injury resulting from the sale of alcohol are referred to as “dram shop” cases. For example, an individual who becomes intoxicated at a nightclub and drives impaired could cause an automobile accident. We pursue these claims against liquor stores, gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, lounges, and nightclubs. However, Florida’s dram shop act, Section 768.125, Florida Statutes limits liability in dram shop claims. Specifically, liability is limited to cases involving the sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor or a known alcoholic.
Social Host, Open House Party Cases
Alcohol accident cases may also involve claims against the host of a house party where minors consumed alcoholic beverages. Therefore, these claims are commonly referred to as social host or open house party alcohol accident claims. For example, these cases arise from a minor becoming intoxicated at a house party and accidentally shooting another guest. However, Florida’s “open house party” law, Section 856.015, Florida Statutes, limits liability against social hosts. The host may be liable if they are aware that minors are in possession of or consuming alcohol in their home and fails to prevent it. In addition, Section 856.015, Florida Statutes, also makes it a crime to permit minor to consume alcohol in your home during a house party.
Damages in Alcohol Accident Claims
If you are involved in an alcohol-related accident, you may be entitled to recover money for your medical and mental health care expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A Miami alcohol accident lawyer will explain your rights and the damages you may be entitled to recover.
If you are in a Alcohol-Related Accident
Call 911 immediately if you are involved in an alcohol-related accident. You should also write down the names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident. Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, even if the paramedics do not transport you to the hospital.
Call us for a Miami Alcohol Accident Lawyer
Contact us to pursue your alcohol-related accident personal injury claim. You need an experienced and knowledgeable Miami alcohol accident lawyer on your side. We will quickly identify the responsible parties and secure all potential sources of financial recovery. Your claim must be promptly investigated to maximize the value of your recovery. Our Miami alcohol accident lawyer will obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. We want to help you. Call us now.