How to approach a DUI driver claim

alcoholic drink and car keys(Image Credit)

Accidents caused by DUI drivers can cause serious injury and damage.

Drivers who have decided to drive even though they’ve drank over the limit have put their own and the safety of other drivers into danger.

If you’ve suffered an accident with a drunk driver then you will need to start your DUI driver claim immediately.

While your insurance is there to protect your best interests, they will try to pay as little as possible.

Making a personal injury claim with an experienced attorney will ensure you get the maximum compensation available.

Why should you suffer the consequences of another driver who decided it was acceptable to drive in an unsafe state?

When starting your DUI driver claim, you must:

Write an account of what happened

Before you approach a lawyer, it’s crucial you have a detailed account of what happened at the accident because it will speed up the claims process.

It helps if you can write an account shortly after the accident so you don’t forget any important information. In the account, you should include what happened before the accident and what caused it. What state was the drunk driver in when you talked to them? Did they try to escape the scene or were they repentant?

Having a detailed account of the accident will help your lawyer determine how much compensation you could get.

Detail the damages and injuries suffered from the accident

If you or any other passengers in the car suffered injuries as a result of the collision then this needs to be recorded. After the accident, you should visit a doctor and be medically assessed. Some injuries may take a while to surface and it’s in your best interests to make sure you don’t have any hidden injuries.

Any injuries you have will be recorded by your doctor and this information can be given to your lawyer.

Medical costs and damages to your vehicle should not come out of your own pocket but the pocket of the drunk driver.

Get contact information from the DUI driver

If it’s safe to do so at the time, you should get the contact information from the drunk driver. Your lawyer will need this.

Driving Under Influence is a criminal offense and the drunk driver will likely be arrested by the police. At the scene of the accident, the police may have spoken to you and asked you questions about what happened. Don’t worry if you struggled to get information from the driver, your lawyer will be able to contact the police to gather any additional information they may need.

Find an experienced lawyer to take your case

Because DUI driver claims can be more complex compared to normal car crash claims, it’s crucial you have an experienced lawyer by your side. As the drunk driver committed a criminal offense, your lawyer may have to communicate with the police while your personal injury claim is being processed.

Our personal injury attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, are an experienced team of individuals.  DUI car accidents can cause serious damages and be big financial costs, we understand you want to start your claim quickly and get the maximum amount of compensation possible.

From our experience working on DUI driver personal injury cases, we will handle your case and the criminal justice system too so we can take the stress from your shoulders. Give us a call today to discuss your case on (877) 231-1600 or complete the form below.

Start your DUI driver claim by completing this accident claim form

Completing this form helps us understand your case so when we talk on the phone we will know what you’re facing and we can determine the best route for you going forward. As mentioned above, there are key pieces of information you need when making a claim like this. This form shows what information you need to begin your case, download it now.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

Contact Information