When a person uses drugs and/or alcohol and then gets behind the wheel of a car, they are taking a big risk. Not only could they be arrested and seriously punished for their action, but they could cause an accident that harms or kills another person.
As a responsible driver, you know that you should never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While it’s good to know that you’re doing everything you should to remain safe, you can’t assume that other drivers are doing the same.
It only takes one impaired driver to cause a serious accident that changes your life forever. For example, a drunk driving accident could lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from a concussion to broken bones to paralysis.
If you find yourself injured in this type of accident, you should learn more about your rights. This means knowing who was responsible for the accident. While this typically includes the impaired driver, others may be responsible as well. This can include but is not limited to third parties, such as a trucking company or bar that continued to serve a visibly drunk customer.
Any time you are involved in a motor vehicle accident you need to seek immediate medical attention. From there, you can decide what to do next.
Our law firm has helped many people receive compensation for injuries resulting from a drunk driving accident. Nobody wants to be in this position, but if you are it’s a must that you learn more about your rights and how to protect them.