Even if you are careful and drive sober, it may not be enough to protect you from an accident with a reckless and negligent drunk driver.
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If you are involved in a car accident with a drunk driver and have sustained injuries, call The Joel Bieber Firm first. We can help from the beginning.
Here are some other steps you should take if you are in a DUI car accident:
Stay At The Scene And Call The Police
A police report will be an essential component of a DUI accident case. A law enforcement officer can help document the scene and measure the BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of the person who hit you, even if no one is seriously injured.
Get The Other Driver’s Information
Collect information such as the driver’s license plate, name, address, and insurance information. You want to get this information as soon as possible in case they try to flee the scene before police arrive.
Gather Evidence And Witness Statements
Take plenty of pictures of the accident scene. Obtain statements from witnesses who saw the accident. Witnesses can provide written or video accounts of what happened. This should be done as soon as possible because as time passes, memories begin to fade and become unreliable.
Seek Medical Attention
As soon as you are able to leave the scene, seek medical attention. Your injuries must be documented when filing an insurance claim. Even if you do not have obvious injuries, a doctor can determine whether a dormant injury exists.
Don’t Settle Too Quickly
After you notify your insurance company about the accident, you will likely be contacted by an adjuster from the other driver’s insurance company. You may receive a small settlement from the drunk driver’s insurance company, but if this is the drunk driver’s first DUI, their insurance will likely not cover the full extent of your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma.
Are You The Injured Victim Of A Drunk Driver?
Our experienced car accident lawyers can help if you have been in an accident with a drunk driver and aren’t sure what to do next. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your options.