What To Do When You’ve Been Hit By A Drunk Driver?
Injuries – Are You Hurt?
According to Mr. Levine, a top auto accident lawyer, as long as you weren’t injured to the point where your vision is now blurry, or you are knocked unconscious completely, then if you are able to, try and see what car hit you. Try to figure out the color, the make, the model, and most importantly if possible, try to get the license plate – if not all, then focus on the first 3 digits and whatever other distinguishing details you can get. Again in the event he or she is stationary and accepted fault in all this, and is trying to even see if you are okay, then you can keep your guard down somewhat, but in the event you can visibly see this person around save their life and I am choosing not to! Aside from that figure out where you are, who is with you that you know, who saw the whole thing, can you walk, because if so then get up and survey the situation closer (again, as long as your legs aren’t in too much pain or have any lasting damage).
Police Report & Get Ready for the Suit
Once you have handled any and all medical concerns, and the police officer is now on the scene, and anyone in need of medical attention is either on their way to seek it or currently seeking it, make sure the officer is going through the process of writing a police report and just exaggerate too much, just tell most of what happened, as in the other driver was making unsafe maneuvers, and due to his negligence he collided with us, as we were observing the rules of the road – according to Mr. Levine, a top auto accident lawyer, this is where it’s time to begin the process of filing your case, and eventually obtaining the compensatory damages and justice overall. Some people might be extremely mad and try to start a fight with the other party (the negligent, at-fault party) – this is a huge mistake, not only because you’ve just been involved in a car accident, but because you are simply giving him further things to mention in the courtroom, while it shouldn’t have much to do with the initial negligence, he can now also claim damages himself, whether it be from a physical confrontation, damage to property, or mental distress, as he may now claim that he “got PTSD” after you briskly came at him following his being drunk and hitting your car, and almost killing you as well as your passengers.
Also, another important aspect of such a case or claim, is that you absolutely by this time, should be in close contact with an auto accident lawyer, such as Mr. Levine or one of his colleagues at Levine & Wiss, PLLC. as Mr. Levine is the top personal injury lawyer Nassau County has practicing currently. Your lawyer will be able to go through each aspect of the information, from the scene photos, to the police report, to the statements and more – helping to formulate a case in your favor. For more information on what to do in such a case, be sure to contact us today or to schedule a consult, be sure to call the office of Levine & Wiss, PLLC.