Devastating accidents caused by drunk drivers occur far too frequently throughout the state of Florida. This August a drunk driving accident in Lake Worth took the life of one man, with the alleged perpetrator facing criminal charges in Palm Beach County for DUI manslaughter, DUI causing injury, and DUI causing property damage.
According to a November 2015 report in the Sun-Sentinel, the driver was allegedly under the influence of cocaine, Clonazepam, and Oxycodone when he went across the center lane and collided head on with an SUV driven by his victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Of course, this type of tragic DUI accident leads to a host of questions; specifically, how can a victim recover compensation after sustaining serious injuries in a wreck caused by a drunk driver? Or, what actions are available to the family of an individual killed in a DUI accident?