As an Assistant State Attorney, Jim frequently prosecuted drunk drivers who had injured and even killed innocent victims. He committed to helping drunk driving victims as well as putting drunk drivers in jail, all while working closely with victims and survivors of DUI crashes. In recent years, he served as Chairman of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Pinellas County Advisory Board. He is a strong advocate fighting for the rights of those injured and supporting the mission to eliminate drunk and impaired driving.
Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer Jim Dodson Takes Your Side
We feel privileged to stand with people who have been drunk driving victims. Out of respect for you and your loved ones, we don’t represent DUI offenders, only the people they have hurt.
We believe drunk drivers must be held responsible for their actions, in both a criminal and civil court of law. Although no amount of money could ever make you whole after losing your loved one, we fight to get you the most compensation for your loss. We understand holding a drunk driver accountable can be an important step in the process of getting closure after a sudden loss.
A DUI Crash is Not an Accident
Every crash caused by a drunk driver is one that should not have happened. The decision to drink and drive is an intentional act; there is nothing accidental about it. Every year, roughly 10,000 people are killed in DUI crashes in the United States, making up about 30% of all traffic deaths.
Ginger Brengle, an actively involved member of MADD, tells the devastating story of how her cousin, Amy, lost her husband and three sons when someone decided to drive drunk. You can watch this compelling video here. We help families like these deal with the aftermath of a drunk driving crash.
Request Our Free Florida Guide For Drunk Driving Victims
Fortunately, most people only experience a DUI crash once in their lifetime, if ever. The downside of this is that it can be an extremely stressful and overwhelming thing to experience, especially because there are so many questions to be answered. We want to make this process easier for you in any way we can so we made the Florida DUI Crash Victim Guide to answer the following questions:
- What does the State Attorney do in a criminal case against the driver?
- What is the legal limit for drinking and driving?
- How can restitution help your civil case?
- What is the Victim Assistance Program through the State Attorney’s Office?
- How can we hold the drunk driver responsible?
- How can MADD help you and your family?
Our Guide is a fantastic resource for victims and surviving family members after a collision caused by a drunk driver. Click here to request your free copy today. For more immediate questions, give us a call at 727-446-0840. Every consultation is free and you don’t pay us until we win.