So you’ve been injured by a drunk driver and you find out what? The drunk driver doesn’t have any insurance and it’s like the third time they’ve been arrested for it, probably don’t even have a job, and so now what are we going to do? Well, we’re going to look to see if there’s a bar that’s responsible for it. How do we find out? The best way to find out is to go to the person who was drinking in the bar and find out how often that person went to that bar and how they drank when they went to that bar.
That can be dicey, getting a person to talk to you, especially if they’re facing criminal charges, but there are some circumstances where it’s really, really going to be in their best interest to cooperate with you, the victim. Why? Because in Florida, the prosecutors have to take into account the victim’s wishes as far as sentencing is concerned.