Unfortunately, Florida is no stranger to drunk driving accidents. As a driver, you may be concerned about what would happen if you were a victim of a drunk driver. We understand your concern at Frank P. Bianco, P.A. That is why we want you to be aware of the support that is available to drunk driving victims.
As noted by the Office for Victims of Crime, every state has a victim’s compensation group. These groups are designed to help with the financial struggles that can result from being involved in an accident and will offer you help if you have cooperated with the justice system in the investigation of the accident. The services offered include reimbursing costs for funeral expenses, medical bills and even lost wages.
Drunk driving is such a huge problem across the country that national support and advocacy groups have been formed for victims. Victims can include anyone affected by an accident, even if you were not physically involved. Probably the best-known group representing victims is Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD has continuously worked to support victims, raise awareness and work to get legislation passed to help prevent future tragedies. Groups like MADD offer counseling services, support services and assistance with learning about your rights and what steps to take next.
Beyond getting support from state agencies or national advocacy groups, many people seek legal help. Drunk driving is illegal in all states and all areas. It is a criminal act that can be prosecuted. To learn more about this, visit our drunk driving accident page.