Every year, drunk driving accidents cause hundreds of thousands of injuries, many of which require long-term care and expensive medical treatment. In fact, every two minutes someone in the United States is injured by the negligence of a driver under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. While no amount of money can undo the damage you or a loved one has suffered in an alcohol-related accident, a personal injury attorney can help relieve the financial burden of your injuries by pursuing compensation for your damages.
Collecting Compensation After a Drunk Driving Accident
In most cases, a drunk driver will be considered automatically liable for any damages resulting from an accident they cause, even if the specific circumstances of the crash are unclear. A police report showing that the other driver was under the influence at the time of the crash is a valuable piece of evidence that will compel their insurance company to make a fair offer for your damages.
Seeking Medical Attention
Even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously hurt, see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Knowing that they’ll be held responsible for any injuries resulting from a drunk driving accident, insurance companies may try to claim that your medical expenses aren’t related to the accident. Seeking medical attention immediately after the crash will help establish liability, especially in the case of soft-tissue injuries that may not present until hours or days later.
Finding an Experienced Attorney
Insurance companies have a powerful motivation to pay as little as possible, and may approach you with an offer that doesn’t even cover your medical expenses. Having a skilled personal injury attorney representing your interests will ensure that you get all of the compensation to which you’re entitled.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a drunk driving accident, the legal team at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., in Wallingford, CT, will protect your rights and deal with the insurance company for you. With more than 125 years of combined experience and a reputation for high-quality service, you can rely on them to advocate aggressively for your interests and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Visit their website now or call (203) 265-2035 to schedule a consultation with an attorney, and follow their Facebook to learn more about their commitment to their clients.