A 46-year-old man from Lake Worth, identified as Pascual Diegoandres, has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following his alleged involvement causing a motorcycle accident that resulted in severe injuries to a motorcyclist in Coral Springs earlier this month, according to a police report.
Diegoandres now faces a total of eight charges related to DUI and other driving offenses stemming from the incident on January 10 in the 3800 block of Lyons Road, near the entrance to Rivera Palms.
According to a witness statement, Diegoandres, who was driving a pickup truck, reportedly turned into the path of a motorcyclist, causing the motorcycle to crash.
The injured motorcyclist was swiftly transported to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, where medical professionals treated him for a pelvis fracture, broken right femur, broken right shoulder, bruised lung, and cuts to his arm.
Upon police contact with Diegoandres, they noted the presence of alcohol odor and observed bloodshot eyes. Additionally, Diegoandres lacked a driver’s license and presented a passport as his identification.
Following the administration of a sobriety test, Diegoandres was taken into custody.
Diegoandres informed the police that he had consumed three beers that day. Law enforcement discovered an almost empty, cold beer can of Corona Extra in his truck.
The Devastating Reality of DUI Motorcycle Accidents
Imagine that: you’re navigating Coral Springs’ streets on your bike, following the rules, when suddenly, a vehicle driven by someone under the influence slams into you. The impact throws you off your bike, leaving you injured and disoriented. The aftermath is a blur of flashing lights, sirens, and excruciating pain.
The physical and emotional toll of a DUI motorcycle accident is immense. You’re likely facing:
- Severe injuries: Broken bones, road rash, internal trauma, and spinal cord injuries are just some of the potential consequences.
- Mounting medical bills: The cost of treating these injuries can quickly spiral out of control.
- Lost wages: Your ability to work may be compromised, leaving you financially vulnerable.
- Emotional trauma: Dealing with the shock, fear, and anger of the accident can take a significant toll on your mental well-being.
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney on Your Side
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by a DUI driver in Coral Springs, it’s crucial to comprehend the legal implications. DUI-related accidents add layers of complexity to an already intricate legal landscape. Our skilled attorneys at The South Florida Injury Law Firm specialize in navigating through these complexities, ensuring that your rights are protected.
Here’s how we can help:
- Thorough investigation: We’ll meticulously gather evidence, including police reports, witness statements, and medical records, to build a strong case against the DUI driver.
- Understanding DUI Laws: With extensive knowledge of DUI laws in Florida, our attorneys can effectively navigate the legal system to hold the impaired driver accountable for their actions. This includes pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Negotiating with insurance companies: Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts in DUI cases. We’ll aggressively negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Advocacy for Motorcyclists’ Rights: As passionate advocates for motorcyclists’ rights, we understand the unique challenges faced by riders. Our legal team is committed to fighting for your rights and seeking justice on your behalf.
- Trial-tested representation: If reaching a favorable settlement isn’t possible, we’re prepared to take your case to court and fight for the justice you deserve.
Don’t Let a DUI Driver Steal Your Future
The aftermath of a DUI motorcycle accident can feel overwhelming, but remember, you’re not alone. At The South Florida Injury Law Firm, we’re committed to helping you navigate this difficult time and get back on your feet.
Contact us for a consultation, and let our experienced attorneys navigate the complexities of the legal system while you focus on your recovery. Your rights matter, and we’re dedicated to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.