What Should I Do If I’m Hit by a Drunk Driver?
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Drunk drivers can be menaces on the road. Getting into an accident with one can lead to both life-threatening injuries and substantial damage to your property. If you were involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you might have a lot of uncertainty about what to do immediately after the accident.
Zinda Law Group can answers any questions you may have and advise you on all your legal options. Our Colorado Springs drunk driving accident attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims get their lives back on track after a car accident, and we will fight tirelessly to protect your legal rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
What to Do After the Accident
The first thing you should do, if possible, is move to safety. Make sure to check and make note of any injuries you or any of your passengers have. If an injury is preventing you from moving, do not panic, but try your best to alert someone to help you move to safety.
Some injuries do not present symptoms immediately after an accident, but will start to present themselves days or even weeks later. It will be important to seek medical attention for any injuries you have both immediately after the accident and if injuries start to show up at a later date.
You should not attempt to confront the other driver. Make sure to exchange information and refrain from admitting fault, but be cautious as you interact with the other driver. People who are intoxicated are less likely to act rationally, and a person who was careless enough to drive drunk might not be prone to act in a well-mannered way. If you are able to, write down any observations you have of the other driver’s appearance and behavior.
Call the Police
You should also make sure to call the police while on the scene. Tell the police officer who arrives that you believe the other driver was intoxicated when the accident happened. Any observations you have taken note of may help the police determine the other driver’s level of intoxication.
The police officer should conduct a field sobriety test and use a breathalyzer to determine what the driver’s blood alcohol level is. If the driver is convicted for a DUI or a DWI as a result of the accident, your case will be much stronger.
Get Help from Experienced Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you should make sure to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. An accident with a drunk driver is likely to have more property damage and injuries than other types of accidents.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you build a compelling case against the other driver and recover for your damages in order to move on from this traumatic experience.
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