In part 1 of this post last week, we talked about planning to drive safely this holiday season. This week, let’s discuss the things an injured person should do in case of a driving accident. Read below to learn more.
What should I do if I am injured in a drunk driving accident?
Unfortunately, even when we take all precautions, we cannot control the behaviors of other drivers. If you are involved in an accident involving a drunk driver this holiday season, know where to turn for help. Seek for immediate medical attention – it is not just best for your health and well-being, it also strengthens your personal injury claim. An injury could cost you thousands in medical bills, along with lost wages when missing work. Take notes and photos of your injury and expenses, keep receipts and invoices and basically gather everything related to your injury. Additionally, your car will need to be repaired and the emotional damage of an accident could be life-altering. When a drunk driver changes someone’s life so drastically, they should be held responsible for the damage they have caused.
It is important to know that even if the case seems very black and white, drunk driving personal injury accidents are very complicated and difficult to win. The driver’s blood alcohol content as well as their supplier of the alcohol must all be taken into consideration when moving forward with a claim.
And most importantly, consult a lawyer. A personal injury attorney can work closely with you, developing a case against the driver who caused the accident or the establishment which allowed them to drink more than is acceptable when operating a vehicle. The lawyers at Howe & Associates have extensive experience working in drunk driving auto collisions. To learn more about filing a claim, call 404-285-4205 or click here to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.