Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Whether you’re driving, biking, or riding a motorcycle, you have to share the road with others. Unfortunately, some people don’t have the same respect for the rules of the road as you do. Their reckless behaviors can put your life and livelihood in peril.

Life can change in an instant. You may be driving to work, getting some exercise on your bike, or enjoying the open road on your motorcycle. Then, through no fault of your own, a drunk driver disrupts your life. The result: debilitating injuries, damage to your vehicle, and time spent away from work and loved ones as you recover.

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, then you don’t have to suffer the burden alone. After all, you were doing everything right. The negligent driver put your life and your family’s well-being in jeopardy.

Even worse, as you recover from injuries, the insurance companies are dragging their feet. The long hours on the phone (sometimes just waiting to talk to a representative), adjusters trying to minimize your claim, and a feeling of hopelessness because you can’t understand all the insurance company lingo can be frustrating and overwhelming. But, our attorneys are here to help.

A Personal Injury Attorney Who Works for You

You have been through so much already. Don’t let the headaches of dealing with greedy insurance companies keep you from obtaining the compensation you deserve. You need someone who can understand your struggles. Your medical bills are piling up and you’re not even sure if your family can make ends meet in the next couple of months. It’s time to get help from legal professionals who know how to stand up to insurance companies.

With over 20 years of experience, the Ward Law Group is ready to help you. We take care of the litigation and negotiation to secure your family’s financial future. Those dealing with insurance companies on their own often make critical mistakes. As a result, they lose the ability to pay bills, support their family, and put food on the table. The Ward Law Group will make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

Is English your second language? Or, do you have trouble understanding the insurance claim process? Don’t let that stop you from receiving your due compensation. The Ward Law Group helps both English and Spanish-speaking clients who have fallen victim to a drunk driving accident.

Common Types of Drunk Driving Claims That We Settle

If you were involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to a cash settlement. This includes money for medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, or pain and suffering.

Drunk driving impairs a motorist’s ability to think clearly and react quickly to dangerous traffic situations. As a result, you may fall victim to someone else’s selfish behavior when they get behind the wheel after having a few drinks too many or using other mind-altering substances.

According to a recent report by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, someone suffers an injury from drunk driving accidents about every two minutes. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an average of 29 people dies every day as a result of drunk drivers.

With so many options for transportation without getting behind the wheel, there is no reason why anyone should drive while impaired. Unfortunately, drunk drivers don’t often make good decisions. And, these misguided choices can adversely affect your life. This simple fact alone motivates The Ward Law Group to help innocent victims achieve the compensation that they deserve.

Common Drunk Driving Accidents & Claims

  • Reckless Driving: Impaired drivers make bad choices while on the road. This includes excessive speed, tailgating, random lane changes, and disregarding basic right-of-way laws. All of these driving behaviors put your life at risk.
  • Head-on Collisions: A drunk driver’s inability to stay in his or her own lane can cause a head-on collision. These accidents can destroy your main source of transportation and cause significant injuries.
  • Rear-End Collisions: Impaired drivers have slower reaction times. Even if you stop suddenly due to a hazard on the road or a changing traffic light, a drunk driver behind you may not. The result: painful injuries and a compromised vehicle.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Drunk driving doesn’t only affect those in other vehicles. A drunk driver’s inability to safely navigate the roadways can also affect bicyclists and those simply trying to cross the street.
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents: Since drunk drivers don’t have the common decency to call for a taxi or friend to give them a ride home, it’s no wonder that they make bad decisions when involved in an accident. In some cases, they flee the scene hoping that they don’t get caught. Sadly, this can make your insurance claim even more difficult.
  • T-Bone Accidents: Drunk driving causes poor decisions, especially in intersections. If an impaired driver chooses to blow through a red light, it can cause a T-bone accident.
  • Wrongful Death: Over one-quarter of fatal car accidents involve drunk driving. Sadly, this impacts more lives than those involved in the wreck. Drunk driving accidents can devastate an innocent family when their main provider suffers an untimely death.

You and your family don’t need to suffer because of the bad choices of a drunk driver. Being involved in a drunk driving accident is bad enough. The hassles of dealing with insurance companies shouldn’t fall on your already burdened shoulders. The Ward Law Group has helped many families recover losses to pay bills, put food on the table, and ensure a secure future for those injured in drunk driving accidents.

Types of Drunk Driving Injuries & Compensation

Car accidents, especially those caused by drunk drivers, can cause injuries that interfere with your ability to work, spend time with family, and simply enjoy life. If you manage to escape a drunk driving accident with minor cuts and bruises, consider yourself lucky.

Sadly, those involved in drunk driving accidents often suffer injuries including:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Slipped or herniated vertebral discs
  • Damage to internal organs

An injury caused by a drunk driver is not your fault. Why should you suffer? You are entitled to file a claim to help recuperate costs for your pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, and lost wages.

Fortunately, The Ward Law Group understands all of the insurance companies’ tricks and will make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. For example, a dedicated construction worker suffered physical and brain injuries during a car wreck. We settled his claim for $650,000. This helped his family secure their financial future, which appeared incredibly uncertain prior to the settlement.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Incident

If you’re involved in an accident, especially as the victim of drunk driving, try to get to a safe area away from other traffic. Call 911 or your local emergency number. If you are injured, then seek immediate medical help. Even if it doesn’t feel like you have significant injuries, you may wish to schedule a medical evaluation soon after the accident. Some injuries don’t start to show symptoms until days after an accident. But, this doesn’t mean that you should wait. A medical examination needs to be performed no more than 14 days after the accident so it can be used in court when necessary.

In addition, the police officers on scene will complete a thorough accident report. This document will go to the insurance companies to help determine exactly what happened as well as who is at fault. If possible, take some pictures of the scene.

Call your insurance company to open a claim. If you or a family member were injured during the drunk driving accident, seek the help of a personal injury lawyer. These lawyers take care of communications with insurance companies and make sure that your claim is handled and settled with your best interests in mind.

The law limits the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury claim because of drunk driving. Enlisting the help of an expert personal injury lawyer, such as those at The Ward Law Group, ensures you can recover expenses for pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

You’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault. It completely interrupted your life. You deserve compensation. Unfortunately, the insurance companies want you to settle for less. This is how they can turn a profit. If you try to settle a claim alone, then you may make critical mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars. This is money that you need to pay the bills, put food on the table, and keep your family’s future secure.

The Ward Law Group won’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. We help both English and Spanish-speaking individuals get the compensation they need during the difficult times after a drunk driving accident. The Ward Law Group has an intimate understanding of insurance companies and how they can try to shortchange deserving victims.

So how do you get started? Simply calling 855-DOLOR-55 (855-365-6755) puts you in touch with a dedicated team who will explain the insurance claim process—in English or in Spanish—and start fighting on your behalf.

Remember, there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim. Don’t make the costly mistake of waiting too long. Call 855-DOLOR-55 today.

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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