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Compensation and Damages that an auto accident injury victim or DUI crash injury victim may recover in civil court include (but are not limited to):
Punitive damages in a DUI crash case are in addition to the damages needed to compensate. These damages are intended to punish the DUI driver because DUI is an intentional criminal choice. Almost all DUI crash cases provide the opportunity to claim punitive damages. However, the jury has discretion on whether to award such damages and it may consider all of the facts and circumstances of the case as well as the financial resources of the DUI driver.
It is very important to always consult with an experienced attorney before accepting any settlement from a bodily injury liability insurer on an auto accident or DUI crash case. Insurance companies look out for their own best interests, NOT YOURS! And any settlement they may offer, might not fully take into account the punitive damages (since these are not covered under the liability insurance policy) and may otherwise fail to compensate you fairly for any permanent injuries. You need to know the assets of the drunk driver and owner of the motor vehicle driven DUI. There is no requirement that you fully release each and every person involved in the DUI crash (sometimes it may be best to release the owner of the vehicle driven DUI but not the DUI driver; you may want to release only compensatory damages and proceed with a punitive damages claim).
Since all wrongful death suits will differ based on the specific circumstances, your wrongful death attorney must properly determine what compensation each family member may be able to seek as a result of the wrongful death of a loved one.
Wrongful Death Liability Compensation may include, but may not be limited to:
Immediate family members can also seek justice when carelessness results in wrongful death of a loved one. The wrongful death does not have to be the result of a crime. Such damages can include loss of support and services as well as the mental pain and anguish of losing the loved one. However, the time limits to pursue such claims are short (most wrongful death claims must be brought in 2 year or less depending on the circumstances).
Mr. Asencio is a board certified civil trial lawyer who ONLY represents the victims of auto accidents and DUI crashes, and has NEVER represented DUI drivers for any reason. He has represented clients in all state and federal courts in Florida for more than 29 years in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
If you or a loved one requires professional legal services as an Auto Accident, DUI Crash, or Auto Related Wrongful Death Victim, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of experienced legal counsel.
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