There are hundreds of thousands of people injured in a drunk driving accident every year.
According to MADD, in 2012 there were 10,322 people killed and about 345,000 injured in a drunk driving accident. These statistics are tragic and bring heartache to not only the person in the crash, but to their friends, family, and other loved ones.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, sustaining injuries due to the poor decision that another individual made, you should hire a lawyer to represent you. What many people do not know is that hiring a lawyer as soon as possible can significantly help your case. It not only prevents you from having to deal with the insurance company’s quick settlement offers and attempts to take advantage of you, but also enables your lawyer to begin working on your case. There are several things that they can do just days after the accident, including the collection of documents, witness statements, and medical reports. Getting all of these items in line only helps to smooth out the entire legal process.
When you’re in a drunk driving accident, you may think that it is pretty cut and dry at who is responsible. But, even so, a lawyer can help you to maximize the settlement that you receive. You may have suffered serious injuries that will affect you long-term, or even for the rest of your life. A lawyer will make sure that you receive the compensation that your injuries merit, making sure that you will not be in financial straits due to harm that another individual caused you.
If you have any questions about the accident that you or your loved one was injured in, or you would like to get more information about the options that you have, please call our office at 800.637.8170. Our lawyers would be happy to speak with you about your case and explain the options that you have.
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC