Phoenix Drunk Driving Crashes
Did A Drunk Driver Seriously Injure You Or A Loved One?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9,967 people died in crashes involving an intoxicated driver in 2014, making up nearly one-third of all traffic-related fatalities that year. Making the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming an alcoholic beverage, even if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below the legal limit of 0.08 percent, any impairment could result in a catastrophic collision and serious injury, or in the most extreme cases even death. If you or someone you love was involved in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to secure the compensation you need.
Discuss your case with an experienced Phoenix car accident attorney today by giving us a call at (602) 428-7104.
At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix car accident attorneys have dedicated their careers to providing our clients with the experienced legal representation they need to secure the compensation they deserve to cover their medical bills and other damages they may have incurred. Drivers who choose to operate a vehicle while intoxicated put their lives, the lives of their passengers and the lives of everyone else on the road at risk, and when their choice leads to a serious crash, their victims deserve the chance to fight for their rights through the legal system. Contact us today to speak with a member of our firm and begin planning your next steps.
Steps To Take After A Drunk Driving Accident
Being involved in a car accident of any kind is an incredibly stressful experience, especially when someone suffered an injury. While keeping calm may be a difficult task, it’s important to follow these steps in order to begin building your case:
- Make Sure You’re Okay: The first thing you need to do in the event of a crash is check to make sure that you and any passengers in your car are okay. Even if everyone appears to be fine, you should still go to a doctor for a full checkup – your injuries may not be immediately obvious. If someone is clearly injured, your first action should be to call 911 and get help right away.
- Gather Information: Getting information from the other driver or drivers in the crash should be your next step. This includes their contact information, driver’s license information and insurance information.
- Speak With The Police: The officers responding to the crash will need to take down a police report that includes statements from all drivers involved, as well as any witnesses. This information will play a key role in proving liability to your insurance company.
- Medical Records: You need to get yourself checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. You may have an injury that isn’t immediately apparent on first inspection, and having proof that your injured were directly caused by the accident will help prove your case to your insurance company.
Hire An Experienced Lawyer To Handle Your Case
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to pursue legal options to secure the compensation you need to cover any damages or medical bills you may have incurred. Our Phoenix car accident lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC have years of experienced handling these types of cases and are prepared to use their knowledge to fight for your rights in court and at the negotiating table in order to secure the compensation you deserve. Send us information about your case through our online form to start out with a free case evaluation, or call us at (602) 428-7104.