If you’re reading this, then it’s likely that you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident, and the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted while driving or both. Our goal at the Bell & Washington Law Firm is to provide information on what may happen if a drunk driver hits your car and how to deal with insurance companies and other legal issues that arise from such accidents. We want you to be the best-informed client that we have.
Drunk and Distracted Driving Shatters Lives
It’s a grim statistic, but according to the NHTSA, 10,000 people in the nation die in drunk driving wrecks every year. Figures for texting and driving fatalities aren’t much better, and research suggests that distracted drivers cause between 3,500–5,000 deaths every year in the US.
Even if they don’t cause loss of life, drunk driving and distracted driving causes hundreds of thousands of injuries that shatter lives and families—and sometimes for a very, very long time.
What To Do After an Accident
If you are in a car accident, the first thing to remember is to stay calm and call for help. If anyone is injured, be sure to provide first aid until emergency responders arrive. Once you have contacted authorities, gather information about the other drivers involved as well as witnesses. Take pictures of the scene, damage to both cars, and any injuries.
It is also important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Since the personal injury attorneys at Bell & Washington have decades of experience, we can help with this and other types of accidents as well. We can help you navigate the legal process, deal with insurance companies and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Our personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law and can help you in your time of need with your car accident and personal injuries caused by the negligence of another.
If someone has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, a personal injury attorney may be able to file criminal charges against the perpetrator. In addition, a civil suit will determine whether there is negligence on behalf of the impaired individual; this means that their actions contributed to causing the accident.
If so, the victim or their family may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
The Bell & Washington Law Firm Can Help
If a drunk or distracted driver has injured you or someone you know, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Bell & Washington Law Firm for a free consultation. We want to help your life return to normal as quickly as possible.
We are the subject matter experts in this area of the law, and our overarching goal is to make sure that you receive 100% of what you are entitled to.
Contact the Bell & Washington Law Firm Today
The Bell & Washington Law Firm understands how complex personal injury cases involving distracted and drunk drivers are. Winning your case starts with a call to us. When we take your case, we will work hard for you while fighting insurance companies to get top dollar compensation for all injuries, including pain and suffering.
We’ll also ensure that you understand all your legal options and help you decide between filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or taking them to civil court for damages after an accident. Contact us today! We look forward to helping you receive justice in this difficult time.