Car Accidents

What to Do After a Drunk Driver Hits Your Car

Posted by Trent Kelly on June 28, 2021
What to Do After a Drunk Driver Hits Your Car

Despite the dangers associated with drunk and intoxicated driving, some individuals still choose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol. Doing so is a surefire way for them to cause a motor vehicle collision. Because alcohol is a depressant, it slows down the functioning of a driver’s central nervous system. As a result, drivers can experience blurry vision and delayed reaction time, preventing them from being able to take the necessary actions to avoid or avert a collision. 

If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, there are certain steps that you should always take at the accident scene and shortly thereafter. The experienced Austin drunk driving accident lawyers at TK Injury Lawyers, can assist you throughout the claims-filing process and will do everything possible to help you recover the compensation that you need for your drunk driving accident injuries. 

Please speak with us today to find out more about how we can help you pursue monetary compensation for the injuries which you suffered in your drunk driving accident. 

Steps to Take Immediately Following a Drunk Driving Collision

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision that you suspect was caused by a driver who was intoxicated, there are certain steps that you should take right away. First of all, if you are able, you should contact the police and speak with the officer who arrives at the collision scene. The officer will be able to help you obtain the other driver’s contact and insurance information and will be able to make an assessment about whether the driver was likely intoxicated, based upon his or her speech, mannerisms, and other factors. In the police report, the officer can note his or her observations about the other driver. The report will also state whether the officer issued a citation to the other driver and what the citation was for. 

It is also important to get medical treatment immediately following a drunk driving accident–even if you are not sure that anything is wrong. This is because many times, symptoms of soft tissue injuries, head injuries, and other impairments do not show up right away. An emergency room doctor will be able to perform the necessary tests to see if you were injured and can determine the nature and extent of your injury. The doctor can also make recommendations for follow-up treatment. 

Finally, you should speak with a knowledgeable attorney about a plan of action for filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s motor vehicle insurance company and moving your case forward. 

Speak with an Austin Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today

The skilled legal team at TK Injury Lawyers, can help you pursue compensation for any injuries which you suffered in a drunk driving collision. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with a knowledgeable Austin drunk driving accident attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.

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