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Major State Lobbyist Arrested For DUI After Crash
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Major State Lobbyist Arrested For DUI After Crash

Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A.
Car Accident
Apr 05, 2019

The name Ron Book may not mean much to the average Floridian, but he is a major lobbyist in Tallahassee. Now, though, he is facing DUI charges after refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test in late February after a car crash near Fort Lauderdale.

Book, 66, was traveling west on I-595 when his Lamborghini crashed into a Ford Focus, causing the Focus to flip over. The driver of the Focus said they were driving home from a movie when they were struck from behind. He said he has lower back and rib pain, but was not seriously injured.

Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates understands that there are many dangers in and around the roadway. We are glad that there were no major injuries or fatalities in this crash, but we know it could have been worse. If you need a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney, call us today.

The Reality On The Road

In the story above, Ron Book agreed to take a field sobriety test but police say he had trouble maintaining his balance. After he was arrested, he refused a field sobriety test.

We want to look at a few vehicle crash stats today so you can get a clear picture of the dangers. For the latest reporting year, 2017, there were 402,385 total vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 3,116 fatalities
  • 254,310 injuries
  • 20,380 incapacitating injuries

Florida is a busy place, filled with drivers from all over the country. Fort Lauderdale, as with other areas around the state, also has its share of drunk drivers. Across the state for 2017, there were 5,125 alcohol confirmed crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 374 fatalities
  • 3,035 injuries

If you look at those numbers, you can see that there are injuries or fatalities in the majority of drunk driving crashes. There is a higher percentage of incapacitating injuries in drunk driving crashes than in regular crashes. These injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Amputations
  • And more

Treatment for these injuries is extensive and victims are often left temporarily or permanently disabled. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always take into consideration all of the cost these crashes bring to victims and their families, including medical expenses, rehabilitation, long-term care, lost income, and more.

What We Can Do To Help

Getting into a vehicle crash is scary and you may wonder what to do if you were not at fault. You can count on Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates to be by your side when you need help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in and ensure that you are treated fairly by insurance companies and other parties so you get the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical bills
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Recovery of lost income
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 954-687-9787.

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