When a drunk driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a car, they put everyone at risk. If you are the victim of an accident involving an intoxicated driver, you may be unsure what legal rights you have to obtain compensation for your medical bills and other losses. It starts with knowing what to do if a drunk driver hits you, and that is where our Okemos car accident lawyer can help.
Know How to Handle an Accident When It Occurs
When you are involved in an accident, there are a few steps to follow to get the help you need and to preserve any evidence of the events occurring. The first step to take is one of the most important, and that is to call the police to get them to the scene. You may need medical attention, and you certainly need law enforcement to document what occurred and to obtain the blood alcohol content of the driver of the other vehicle.
You also need to document everything you see at the time of the incident and try to remember what the other driver was doing right before the incident occurred. By writing this information down or recording yourself on your phone documenting these details, you are better able to remember them later when there is a need to do so. This is also the time to gather any information available at the scene, including photos and video of it, the names and addresses of others involved and witnesses, as well as factors like road condition.
Next, get the medical care you need, which should entail going to the emergency room for a full workup to ensure your injuries are understood, and you are getting the type and level of care you need. Even if you feel fine, you need to ensure this since many injuries, including internal organ damage, some form of brain injuries, and whiplash, take time to become obvious. Then, follow all of the care recommendations your doctor sets for you, including follow-up care.
Your Fight Is Our Fight
Call Our Legal Team to Help You
When you are involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, it is critical to have an attorney with experience in these types of claims available to you. At our law office, we recognize the challenges you face in a case like this, including proving intoxication, pursuing medical records, and proving your losses. Let us help you through the process to ensure you recover the damages owed to you.
Our drunk driving accident attorney will help you gather evidence to prove your case so you can file a claim against the responsible party’s insurance policy. The insurance company may try to limit what they pay out, but we work to minimize that risk by gathering all evidence possible in your case to prove your losses. Having our dedicated, experienced legal team by your side can make a big difference.
The sooner you contact our attorneys to help you, the faster we can work to reduce the risks you are facing of not getting the medical care, legal support, and compensation owed to you in this very worrisome time. No matter how simple you think your claim may be, insurance companies will make it challenging for you. With our guidance, we may be able to help you pursue fair compensation while working to support you through the challenges of the legal system.
Let Us Prove Your Losses
At White Law PLLC, our attorneys are tasked with helping our clients get the highest level of compensation possible in any accident because we know how critical it can be to your recovery after an accident. Work closely with our attorneys to better understand your losses after a drunk driver hits you. Some examples of the losses you may have that may warrant financial damages paid to you include:
- Medical bills, including hospital costs, surgical procedures, rehabilitation costs, long-term medication needs, and medical costs related to complications
- Non-economic losses, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium
- Loss of income lost earning capacity, and damage to property
If you have suffered any type of loss related to this accident, you have the right to compensation, and our attorneys will work to ensure you get a fair settlement. If a drunk driver hits you, you may have to be aggressive to pursue a claim against their insurance, and we are ready to do that for you. When you contact us, we will work with you to determine what your losses are.
We know how to get our clients the results they need in the toughest legal arenas.
Why You Should Not Just Settle Your Case with the Insurance Company
It is very common for insurance companies to want to settle a drunk driving case like this because it is faster and less expensive for them to do so, but it puts you at risk. Our goal is not to settle for less than what you are owed. We also want to be sure this process goes as smoothly as possible for you. When you reach out to us, you get results.
Insurance companies may try to encourage you to settle too quickly before you know all your losses. Other times, they may fight back against any of the claims you make, hoping to frustrate you enough that you will settle for less than you are owed. Insurance companies may also try to trick you into taking some of the blame for the accident.
Avoid all of this by working with the attorneys at White Law PLLC. Allow our team to answer your questions and provide you with the one-on-one support you need throughout this legal matter. You deserve compensation after this type of devastation, and we will fight for you.
You will always work directly with your attorney throughout your case.
Expect Outstanding Service from Our Car Accident Attorneys
What do you do if a drunk driver hits you? The answer is as simple as working with a trusted, experienced attorney who can fight to protect your right to compensation. Set up a free consultation to discuss your case with us today, and you will know exactly what to expect.
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