4​ ​questions​ ​you​ ​MUST​ ​ask​ ​your​ ​DUI​ ​accident​ ​attorney

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When you’ve been involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, these types of cases can be more complex compared to a standard car accident claim. The other driver has committed a criminal offense by driving when he/she is over the limit. As the police will also be involved in your case, it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who will be able to assist you and get the compensation amount you deserve.

 Once you find the best lawyer for your case, there are some crucial questions you must ask to guarantee your lawyer is suitable for this type of case and so you have all the information you need.

These are the questions you must ask your DUI accident attorney:

What can I claim for?

Asking this question helps make sure you don’t forget to mention anything important in your accident claim. Some clients think they can only claim for damages to their vehicle and personal injuries. In fact, there is more you can claim for. If you’ve had to take time off work as a result of the accident, you can claim for compensation for loss of wages. If you’ve suffered any psychological trauma which was triggered by the accident, you can claim for that too.  

How much compensation will I get?

Finding out how much compensation you could get is an important question to ask. You don’t want to be halfway through your claim to discover you’re probably getting less compensation than you wanted. When discussing this with your lawyer, they will look at your case carefully to determine what amount you could get.

How long should this type of case take?

It’s an important question to ask because your lawyer will be able to give you a guide on how long it can take. DUI accidents are more complex and can be delayed because of police investigations.

What do I need to?

In most personal injury cases, you will not have to do much as your lawyer will be handling your case. However, because the DUI driver committed a criminal offense, you may need to go to court as a witness if their case goes to trial. As your lawyer will be keeping up-to-date with what is happening to the DUI driver, they will be able to keep you informed.

Experienced DUI accident attorneys in Mississippi, ready to help with your case

When you’ve been involved in a DUI accident, you need an attorney who has a history of success working on these types of cases. At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our attorneys have been helping Mississippians for over 35 years. We have decades of experience working on DUI car accidents. We know how these cases work and will be able to advise you on the best approach to take to ensure you get the compensation result you deserve.

Accidents caused by drunk drivers are often very serious and can cause life changing injuries. You should not have to pay the price for another person’s mistake. Complete this form and one of our attorneys will get in contact with you to discuss your case.

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.

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