Drunk Driving Accidents

Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?

Fight for a Fair Recovery with Our Team

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol? If so, then you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your medical expenses, lost work wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering, among other damages.

Driving under the influence (DUI) is inconsiderate, careless and explicitly illegal. It is a crime for which drivers must be held accountable. With a former DUI prosecutor on our legal team, we are also uniquely equipped with the skills needed to handle these cases. At Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L., our Clearwater personal injury lawyer is fully prepared to support and represent drunk driving accident victims during these difficult times.

Decorated Former Prosecutor Is Focused on Maximizing Recovery

Attorney Cope, a former prosecutor, affords our practice a great deal of experience when handling DUI accidents and DUI wrongful death cases. As a prosecutor, Attorney Cope was part of a first responder team assigned to assess the scenes of fatal DUI accidents, often while bodies of victims were still present. He worked closely with law enforcement agencies and developed extensive insight into the ways in which these crimes are investigated and prosecuted. As a result, our firm is equipped with the capability and confidence needed to obtain justice and hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. As a firm, we work diligently to guide injured victims and their loved ones through the entire legal process and work closely with law enforcement to seek justice.

Our strong legal team can help you every step of the way when it comes to your personal injury claim, including analyzing evidence, gathering witness statements, and determining how much compensation you should be trying to collect.

When you work with us, you will benefit from our insight and accolades, including:

  • Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • 50+ jury trials
  • More than 45 years of combined legal experience
  • "Excellent" Avvo rating (Attorney Cope)

By offering to work on contingency fees and starting off with a free case evaluation, we are able to provide our clients with fully comprehensive legal representation with absolutely no upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses. To put it simply, if we do not win you a beneficial settlement, we do not get paid.

Lifelong Consequences of Drunk Driving Accidents

Yes, drunk drivers face criminal penalties for their actions, including fines and possible jail time. But criminal cases do not award injured victims any compensation. In order to recover the emotional, physical, and / or financial damages you or your loved one suffered, you must pursue a personal injury claim in a civil court.

Due to our extensive experience, our insight into the insurance industry, and our versatility to obtain full compensation through settlements or verdicts, our legal team can provide you with top-quality representation. Equally as important as the legal advocacy we deliver, our compassion and attention to your needs stand apart from the impersonal dealings of other practices. Should you choose to work with a Clearwater car accident attorney from our firm during your legal journey, you can take comfort knowing that talented and passionate legal minds are in your corner of the legal arena.

We aim to win you a recovery that helps you pay for:

  • Wages lost as you heal
  • Lost earning potential due to debilitations
  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Rehabilitation program costs
  • Vehicle repairs or replacement
  • Expenses related to modified day-to-day living necessities

These cases involve egregious acts of negligence and misconduct; therefore, our attorneys can also push for maximum compensation by obtaining punitive damage awards. Knowing that victims and families should be focusing on nothing other than recovery in the wake of these unfortunate and preventable experiences, our attorneys make it our mission to handle all of the legal claim matters on your behalf.

Get in Contact with Our Clearwater Car Accident Lawyers Today

In times as tough as these, you need to place your trust in a proven firm that has the ability to personally support you and your loved ones and to maximize your recovery. Drunk driving accident victims and their families in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or any of the surrounding communities of Florida are encouraged to meet with a member of our legal team for a free case evaluation to learn more about the ways in which we can help.

To stand up for your rights with confidence, contact Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L. today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What compensation can I seek after a drunk driving accident in Clearwater?

If you've been injured in a drunk driving accident in Clearwater, you're entitled to pursue compensation for various damages. These include medical expenses, lost wages during recovery, lost future earning potential if you've been debilitated, costs for rehabilitation programs, vehicle repair or replacement, and expenses for modified living necessities. Additionally, due to the egregious nature of the offense, you may also be eligible for punitive damages, which aim to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

How does having a former DUI prosecutor on your legal team benefit my drunk driving accident case?

Having a former DUI prosecutor on our legal team provides a significant advantage in drunk driving accident cases. This experience means we have a deep understanding of how DUI cases are investigated and prosecuted, which can be invaluable when building a strong civil case for compensation. Our insight into law enforcement techniques and the legal system enables us to effectively navigate your claim and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

What makes Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L. stand out from other personal injury firms in Clearwater?

Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L. stands out due to our combined 45+ years of legal experience, a track record of over 50 jury trials, and recognition such as inclusion in Super Lawyers® and an 'Excellent' Avvo rating for Attorney Cope. Our firm's commitment to working on contingency fees, offering free case evaluations, and our personalized attention to each client's needs set us apart. We are dedicated to not only providing top-quality legal representation but also to ensuring that our clients feel supported throughout their legal journey.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

  • “Thomas Cope is an outstanding lawyer!”
    Mr. Cope is an outstanding attorney. He has helped me tremendously throughout multiple cases. Mr. Cope will remain my attorney for life.
    - Lynzy
  • “Highly recommend”
    I couldn't recommend anybody better than Mr. Cope. He's professional and thorough. I've never dealt with an attorney as sufficient as Mr. Cope. He's very knowledgeable and keeps you informed through your entire case. Due to Mr. Cope and how he handled my case it ran extremely smooth. I will never deal with any other attorney.
    - Anonymous
  • “DUI-Thomas Cope did an outstanding job on my case”
    Thomas Cope did an outstanding job on my case. He is a great attorney and I would recommend him to anyone who has legal troubles. I trusted him and he kept me informed and told me exactly what I needed to do. I would like to thank him and his firm for the awesome job he did for me.
    - Derek
  • “Excellent results”
    I used Thomas Cope for a bad accident that I was involved in. I never leave reviews, but with the amazing results that he got for me I couldn't help but to leave a good review. He did a great job keeping me informed throughout the case. He went above and beyond for me and I cannot express my appreciation enough. Great guy and firm to work with.
    - Jeremy
  • “Excellent”
    I am a business owner and Mr Cope help me solve my issue. I highly recommend Mr. Cope
    - Vince
  • “The BEST lawyer EVER!!!”
    Tom Cope helped me through a difficult DUI. He told me all I needed to know and it helped more than anyone will ever know. I am very thankful that I had him as an attorney.
    - Amanda

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