6 Steps St. Petersburg Drunk Driving Victims Should Take After a Car Accident

“Our experience shows us that insurance companies do not want to litigate drunk driving cases. Therefore, when we represent St. Petersburg drunk driving victims, we negotiate particularly aggressively. “ Erik G. Abrahamson


There was a time, long ago, when many people didn’t have a solid understanding of just how dangerous drinking and driving can be.

Today, though, the message is clear: driving under the influence is illegal and deadly.

Unfortunately, drunk driving remains an enormous and all-too-common problem in Central Florida and across the United States. In fact, over a million people are arrested for drunk driving, DUI, every year. That is an astounding statistic when you consider that every single one of those people knows better. And it’s likely that many more drive under the influence and don’t get caught.

Commonly, though, drunk driving has the same unhappy ending. Severe auto accidents happen when alcohol enters the picture, and death is not uncommon. In fact, on any given weekend, drunk driving will account for more than 30% of this country’s fatal vehicle accidents.

There is no excuse for that. Drunk drivers make the world a more dangerous place for all of us. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we are dedicated to holding them accountable and fighting for victims’ rights under Florida law.

Here are a few reasons for our trustworthy reputation with so many St. Petersburg residents:

If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Central Florida, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Your damages may include medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income due to time away from work, physical pain, emotional distress, and long-term suffering or disability. In the event of death, close family members may also be entitled to compensation for their loss.

Our St Petersburg personal injury lawyers may be able to help. Our office has represented St. Petersburg drunk driving victims in the greater Tampa Bay for more than 30 years. We are ready to listen to what you need. Contact us today for a completely FREE consultation with an experienced St. Petersburg car accident lawyer in our firm.

6 Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Accident in Central Florida

Car accidents are never easy. When you add an intoxicant to the picture, things can become even more confusing and frustrating. By following the steps below, you can help protect yourself after a drunk driving car accident.

  1. Get to safety. Your immediate safety should be your top priority.
  2. Check on the safety of everyone else involved in the accident.
  3. Call 911 and report the accident. Also ask for medical help if needed.
  4. Quickly record your version of the events for later reference.
  5. Don’t make any statements that might sound like you’re admitting fault.
  6. Remain present at the site of the accident until police have finished their report.

As soon as possible after completing these six steps, you should contact a St. Petersburg car accident lawyer. The sooner you have an experienced attorney on your side, the sooner you can begin protecting yourself against the tactics of the insurance company on the other side.

Your first call should be to 911. Your second call should be to an experienced St. Petersburg injury lawyer at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. In fact, you might want to add our number to your phone under “Accident Lawyer” now for future reference,

Is Hiring a Lawyer Worth It?

Insurance companies fight much more fairly when there’s an experienced lawyer on the other side. Don’t leave your fate in the hands of an insurance company.

It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you were going. Everyone who has suffered a significant injury in an automobile accident has a right to speak with a St. Petersburg car accident lawyer to see if they have a case.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has helped over 20,000 injury victims with stories like yours. You can count on a St. Petersburg car accident lawyer in our firm to fight effectively on your behalf.

How Can a St. Petersburg Drunk Driving Victim afford a Car Accident Lawyer?

The truth is:  You don’t have to. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we operate on a 100% contingency basis. That means we don’t charge you a penny unless we win or settle your case.

 The Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Guarantee: No Costs or Fees Unless We Win!

Don’t wait! There is a limited window of time in which you are allowed to pursue compensation in Florida. We understand how difficult and distressing a drunk driving ordeal can be, so we will work tirelessly to be the advocates you need us to be. Call us right away.