Getting into a car accident is always a bad thing to go through, but it can be even worse when the other driver was drunk when the collision took place. If you are in an accident with someone that you suspect is drunk, it is important to take the right steps right after the accident occurred, and here are several things to understand about this.
Tell the police right away
If you are still at the scene of the accident when you suspect this, you should notify the police of your suspicions. The police will then decide how to respond about this, and they will likely conduct a field sobriety test and breathalyzer on the driver of the other car. By telling the police right away, you can get documented evidence that you could use in your case against the other party.
Document the accident scene
Secondly, if you are in a position where you can take photos and talk to witnesses, do so. Any photos you take can help you prove what happened, and the witnesses can also help you build your case. Additionally, if the other driver is acting strange, you could always take a video with your phone. Videos can also generally be used to prove car accident cases. The police will also create a report of all the details of the accident, and you will want to get a copy of this in the next few days. Once you have all these things, keep them to give to your lawyer.
File a suit against the person
If the person that collided with you was drinking, the police will find out at the scene of the accident, and this too can help you with the case you file against the other party. You will need a lawyer in a case like this, not so much to prove that the drunk driver caused the accident, but instead to prove the extent of the damages and fight for what you are entitled to.
When a drunk driver causes an accident, you should realize that not only do you have the right to sue in a personal injury case, but you will also have the right to pursue criminal charges against that person too. Drunk driving is illegal, and it is a criminal charge that can result in major consequences. You should talk to an auto accident attorney for assistance if you have questions.Share
28 May 2019
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