Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident? What to Do Next

Drunk Driving Acciden AttorneyWhen you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you are in a lot of pain, frightened, and unsure where to turn. There are people who can assist you with getting your life back on track. Joe Knows Law has put together this blog to assist those who have been injured in a drunk driving accident. You do not have to deal with this alone.

Immediately After an Accident

Directly after the accident, call 911 for immediate assistance. Do not move unless there is a fire risk or you are not safely out of traffic. Moving can increase the risk of making your injuries worse. You may not feel the extent of your injuries due to the adrenaline of the car accident. Try to remain as calm as possible. Do not approach the drunk driver. People under the influence of alcohol may become violent, especially after an accident. Wait until emergency personnel arrive.

Gather Information

If you can, try to gather information about the people involved in the accident, the car description, license plate, witness contact information, and take pictures of the scene with your cellphone. Get a phone number, name, and badge number of the police on scene. This will be valuable information for you later on.

Call an Attorney

It is crucial that you speak to an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Call a few attorneys in your area with specific experience in drunk driving accidents and schedule an initial consultation. This is a short meeting in which you will discuss the facts of your case and the attorney will make suggestions on how to move forward. There are certain time limitations that may bar you from compensation if you wait too long.

If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact Joe Knows Law online or call (972) 562-9700 to schedule your free consultation.

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