Party Foul - Do Not Drink & Drive
Drunk driving accidents can drastically increase during the Super Bowl weekend; there are Super Bowl parties and plenty of opportunities to drink during the game.
Some people may still choose to get behind the wheel while under the influence. If you are involved in an accident involving a drunk driver, you may want to follow these steps:
Contact the Police
If you suspect that the other driver is intoxicated, immediately contact the police. The officer may come and conduct a field sobriety test in order to make a report - this can demonstrate that the driver was at fault.
Document the Scene
Take pictures or videos of the scene. Capture the damage done to the vehicles and document the conditions of the road. You may want to account for posted speed limits, stop signs and any other factors that contributed to the accident.
After an accident, your first priority should be your health. Even if you aren’t immediately experiencing pain, you may still be stiff or sore. Seeking treatment as quickly as possible after the accident helps ensure full recovery.
Report the Accident to Your Insurance
Within a few days, make a report to your insurance company regarding the accident. Have all the information available including the name of the other driver, their plate number and their insurance along with any other information you may have. Be as detailed as possible.
Lastly, Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
Sgro & Roger has never lost a jury trial in Personal Injury. If you have been injured in an accident that resulted from the carelessness, recklessness, or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We specialize in helping clients obtain compensation for these and countless other damages they have suffered at the hands of another’s negligence. Our firm has experience with all types of personal injury cases.
Contact us at 702.384.9800 for a free consultation.