Were You Hit by A Drunk Driver?
There are many drunk drivers on the road between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The number of drunk driving arrests usually increase substantially at the end of the year, as do the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers. Most of us are out and about during this holiday season or taking road trips, so we are constantly at risk of being hit by someone who has enjoyed a little too much holiday spirit. After a drunk driving accident, what do you do next?
Call 911 – If you believe you suffered any injuries in a car accident, you should stay on the safe side and call 911. They will dispatch first responders who can check you over and advise you whether you need an ambulance ride. Police officers should also arrive on the scene, and they can deal with the intoxicated driver and will likely make an arrest.
Never confront the driver – While you are waiting for the authorities to arrive, you may notice signs that the other driver is drunk. Maybe they stumble out of their car or try to talk to you, slurring their words. While it’s natural to be angry, you should never confront them until the police arrive. People who have been drinking may become aggressive, and you don’t want to risk further injury.
Call a personal injury lawyer – Even if a drunk driver gets arrested and convicted of DUI, it doesn’t mean that you will be automatically compensated for your medical bills and other injury-related losses. You should contact an attorney who knows how to handle drunk driving claims and who can protect your rights.
Contact an Experienced Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer Right Away
At Overman & Overman, we hope you end the year free from accidents and injuries. However, in the event of a crash in or around Fayetteville, we are here to help. Call 770.626.5200 or contact us online for a free consultation.