What do I do after a drunk driver hits me?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashers – that is one person every 50 minutes.”
Many of us are lucky to not die, but we are still injured. It is important to talk to an experienced Car Accident Lawyers at (832) 205-5978 should you have any questions about your case and to get immediate assistance. WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS – Call or Text now (832) 205-5978.
If you are injured by a drunk driver, here are a few steps we recommend that you take:
Call 911 for Immediate Medical Attention
Be sure to speak to the police to give your statement whether at the scene or at the hospital if you were taken by ambulance. If you remained at the scene until the police got there, try to have the drunk driver remain at the scene to give his statement.
The first course of action from a drunk driver is to flee the scene. If he or she tries to do that, please take a picture of anything you can and make sure you get the license plate of the vehicle. If the drunk driver remained at the scene, do not let him or her convince you not to call the police.
Accidents including drunk drivers must always be documented on a police report whether at the scene of the accident or as soon as you are capable to make a report.
Get the Name and Phone Number of Independent Witnesses
Most people rely upon the police officers but some witnesses do not wait until the police arrives and leave the scene of the accident before you have time to get their information. If you were taken by the ambulance and are unable to get the witnesses information, ask a family member or friend or anyone at the scene to get it for you.
Get a Video of the Scene and Drunk Driver
If the drunk driver was in an intoxicated state, a video can help prove your case. If you do not find yourself in a position to take photographs and a video, ask anyone at the scene to do so for you. This information can later be used as persuasive evidence by your attorney.
The DA’s office may also need you as a witness for a criminal conviction of the drunk driver. Should this drunk driver be convicted, this evidence will also help you on your car accident case.
Hire the Rahgozar Law Firm – Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
After an accident and the emergency visit you may still find yourself with different medical complications that require treatment. All those medical bills are the insurance company’s responsibility, yet they either ignore your calls or they make it extremely complicated for you.
This is where a Personal Injury, Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer can help you. The Rahgozar Law Firm is experienced in settling these cases and delivering policy limits to our clients for their injuries. Do not hesitate to call your Car Accident Lawyers at (832) 205-5978 should you have any questions about your matter. WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS – Call or Text now (832) 205-5978.