- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense with possibly life-threatening consequences. It poses an immediate and obvious danger to everyone else on the road. Even with strict laws and continued preventative efforts, however, driving under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription medications or other controlled substances remains a common offense in Florida. When someone makes the careless decision to drive under the influence, it can cost them more than they might realize. The results can be disastrous.
- Florida recognizes the devastating ramifications of driving when a person’s normal faculties are impaired. Normal faculties include the ability to see, hear, walk, balance, talk, and the ability to perform the mental and physical acts of daily life. The current legal limit in Florida, like most states throughout the country, is 0.08%. However, faculties may become impaired and a decreased ability to safely drive can happen before a person reaches the 0.08% threshold.
- Drunk driving cases may qualify for additional damages not available in other accident scenarios because of how inherently dangerous this act is to other road users. It also makes it much harder for insurers to dispute or deny liability when their insured was found to be driving under the influence.