Blog of Charles Bryan Alred
Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Posted on April 11, 2022
Summer is near and soon there will be an increase in alcohol related accidents.
In many drunk driving accidents, one or more of the parties involved in the auto wreck didn’t make the mistake of drinking before getting behind the wheel. Whether the accident is a rear-end collision, a pedestrian hit-and-run or any other type of accident, victims are often blameless parties left to pick up the pieces of a mess created by the illegal and reckless behavior of others.
If you’ve been injured, suffered property damage, or even have signs of mental trauma and anguish resulting from your accident, you may be able to secure compensation by filing a legal claim against the offending party. Although the drunk driver is likely the one rushing out to retain a lawyer after the accident, victims should also connect with an attorney to make sure their interests are protected and prioritized as the fallout from this accident continues.
What Should I Do If I’m In an Accident Caused By a Drunk Driver?
Even if you only suspect you’ve been involved in a drunk driving accident) you should make every effort to gather and document information that could support your case later. Assuming your medical needs are being met, your first step should be to take photos of the scene of the accident, document damage to your vehicle, your body and other assets, and speak with police arriving on scene. You can also gather the names of witnesses in case police don’t.
After these initial steps, contact your insurance company to let them know you’ve been in an accident. From there, you should get in touch with Charles Bryan Alred PC to represent you throughout this legal matter.