Why does a DUI accident it happen?
When a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, their judgment and motor skills can become impaired leading them to make unsafe decisions or unable to react appropriately to another driver’s actions. This type of accident is completely preventable and oftentimes drivers are punished to the full extent of the law to help deter future offenses.
Who is affected?
Being involved in an accident can be traumatic and cause life-long injuries both emotionally and physically. The long-term impact can be devastating for you, your family members, and those around you. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could be unable to work or take part in normal physical activities. The emotional toll this can take affects you and everyone around you.
What should you do?
If you are able, you should begin collecting as much information as possible. You should obtain the other driver’s name and phone number, insurance information, and license plate number. You should also take pictures of the vehicle locations, accident location, any damage to vehicles, and any injuries that may have occurred. It is essential that you do not admit or agree to anything, simply stick to the facts. Tell police exactly what happened. You may be required to sign a police report or insurance form which is fine, but it is a good idea to contact your attorney first.
You can never prepare for a car accident, but you can be informed. Knowing what to do in the event you are involved in a DUI will ensure you receive the care and attention you need. We will stand with you and help you get the compensation you deserve.