As far as car accidents go, accidents involving a drunk driver are not uncommon and can mean fatal consequences for anyone involved in the cross-fire. Imagine that you or a family member are driving safely along when the once-peaceful drive is pierced by a brutal car accident. The accident seemingly comes out of nowhere and many drivers report serious injuries resulting from an accident where they are struck by a drunk driver.
The legal professionals at Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney are here to explain that victims of drunk driving accidents do have options in this terrible situation.
After a car accident involving a drunk driver there can be many immediate concerns a person may need to deal with. This can include medical treatment or property damage repair. Either situation can seriously affect the ebb-and-flow of everyday life. Financially, it can leave a person’s bank account in duress to pay for these expenses. However, this can be just a temporary drain of a person’s financial assets if the correct steps are taken to recover for the person’s losses.
Correct steps could include something like a full investigation of the accident. This could mean interviewing witnesses, examining tire tracks or having a professional re-create the accident to determine the speed at which the accident took place. Details obtained in the investigation can help to determine negligence — if a person was in fact acting in a manner void of care. People are at least partially negligent if it is determined they were illegally intoxicated at the time of the car accident. Drunk drivers can face stiff criminal and civil penalties for their actions.
Compensation may be in order if people are in fact, victims of a drunk driving accident. The compensation could cover medical bills or property damage. It could cover pain and suffering due to injuries caused by the accident. Although remedies will never take back what happened it can help to make life a bit easier.