First, you need to contact the police directly after an accident occurs. The authorities must investigate the scene of a crime when fresh evidence is still available to them. Police must be able to prove that the opposing driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Next, be sure that the witnesses give direct statements to the authorities. This is to ensure that there were eye-witness accounts, and it will strengthen your case. The longer you wait to get these statements the more likely witnesses will disappear or insurance companies will get a hold of them.
One of the most important steps is to consult an attorney about your case soon after it occurs. They can give you useful advice about the next steps to take. Most consultations with personal injury lawyers are free of charge.
Finally, make an insurance claim. Automobile insurance should cover all your vehicular damage when you are the victim in this type of accident. After first consulting with an attorney, provide as much evidence of the damages as possible. There is also a significant amount of medical coverage that you can receive for your case. This includes doctor’s visits, hospital bills, transportation costs, and professional. Being out of work for an extended period of time due to an accident can be financially straining, and many people do not know that they can be compensated for their time and money lost.
Alcohol-related crashes are tragic, but it is important to take these steps in order to receive the proper settlement for your case. These types of cases are serious and in many cases loved ones are lost.