Drunk driving is egregious, careless, and shows an inexcusable disregard for others’ safety. People injured in tire blowout accidents, weather-related accidents, and even lane-change and intersection accidents usually experience feelings of sorrow and loss. Victims of drunk drivers, though, often feel anger, frustration, and a deep desire for the responsible parties to be held accountable. We at Dellacona Law Firm feel just as strongly that your family’s pain and losses should not go unanswered. Please call us to discuss your situation. Ee would welcome the opportunity to seek justice for you and your family through our representation. To set up your free consultation, call us at 478-477-9000.
What should I do if I’m in a car accident with a drunk driver?
First, check to ensure you and everyone involved in the accident are okay. If you or someone else is injured, call 911 immediately. Do not assume someone else has or will do so. If no one is injured, call the non-emergency number for your local police department or call 911. If possible, take photos of all the vehicles involved and as much of the scene of the accident as possible. Ask the other drivers for their insurance information, and ask any witnesses who stopped to offer to help for their contact information. Then contact your insurance company to learn what documentation you need to file a claim. Be open and honest with law enforcement when they arrive about what you remember about the accident, answering any questions they have. Before they leave, ask how you can obtain a copy of the police report.
It’s always best to be cautious with your health. As soon as possible after the accident, visit your doctor, even if you don’t feel badly or have an obvious injury. Tell them you were in a car accident and ask to be checked out.
Keep detailed notes about every phone call, doctor’s visit, and medical test that relates to the accident. Gather all your medical records and bills, your notes from the scene of the accident, as well as documentation of any other expenses you incur as a direct result of the accident. It’s much easier to request and gather these documents and specifics about the accident at the time than to track them down later.