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A West Palm Beach drunk driving accident lawyer can protect your rights

Heightened awareness and prevention efforts have helped reduce the number of drunk drivers, but intoxicated drivers still pose a threat on the nation's roads and highways. A drunk driver's negligent actions can create turmoil. An intoxicated driver is more prone to cause a rear-end accident or a serious head-on collision than a sober driver. Injuries related to a DUI accident can be severe, even fatal.

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we are caring attorneys who are committed to getting our clients the compensation they deserve. We can assist with a drunk driving negligence claim or a wrongful death lawsuit. Rely on experienced and aggressive drunk driving accident attorneys in West Palm Beach. Our bilingual attorneys and staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you or someone you love is among the Americans who are injured by the negligence of a drunk driver, call (800) 608-2965. Our DWI injury lawyers in West Palm Beach are well versed in state laws and know how to negotiate with the insurance companies to maximize compensation.

Florida drunk driving accident statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 2,445 fatalities in 2010 linked to alcohol-impaired drivers in Florida. While this is a sobering statistic, the transportation department reports that alcohol-related deaths had declined in 2010 by 4.5 percent. There were 2,560 alcohol-related fatalities in 2009 in Florida, according to the government's data.

While drunk driving has been on the decline over the past several decades, the frequency of DUI fatalities is alarming. Every two minutes, someone is injured due to a drunk driver's negligent actions. Every 30 minutes, a person dies because of someone who was DUI, according to recent studies.

Contact our firm

You might think you don't need a lawyer if a drunk driver caused your car accident in South Florida. Don't be so sure. Remember, the police officer investigating your accident only cares about determining the cause of your crash, not whether you are fairly compensated for your injuries. That's our job. As your attorney, we will fight for the best possible settlement offer for your accident. We will stand up for your rights and demand justice.

Contact our firm for a free, confidential consultation. We understand how devastating a drunk driving accident in Florida can be. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we fight aggressively for our clients. Let us handle the insurance companies for you. Call (800) 608-2965 today.