Florida (South Florida and Miami in particular) has an active and vibrant hospitality industry and night life scene. New bars, clubs, and restaurants are constantly coming to Florida. Combine this fact with a growing population and the chances of encountering a drunk driver, or a driver under the influence of alcohol only increases.
In 2018, Florida had 403,626 motor vehicle accidents and 236,157 report injuries. In 2018, 5,106 crashes were related to alcohol and 2,894 alcohol related crashes caused injuries. 372 deaths were reported due to alcohol related motor vehicle crashes.
The consequences of drunk driving can be severe. Injuries include death, traumatic brain injury, concussions, fractures, torn ligaments, spine injuries, lacerations, and more. Additionally, drunk driving also carries criminal penalties such as prison, jail, probation, fines, community service, and more. Injured parties must retain lawyers in order to recover compensation for their injuries.