When you’re involved in a crash, you don’t immediately know the status of the other driver. When you find out that they were intoxicated, you might get angry because the crash was likely fully preventable. Instead of doing something you’ll regret later, you can take steps to protect your interests, so you can seek compensation.
The compensation that you seek can cover a host of damages. You have to think about the entire financial impact the wreck had on your life. This includes the medical bills you’ve already received, as well as personal care assistance costs and lost wages.
You can’t limit your damages to the ones you’ve already gotten. Instead, you need to also think about the costs that you might incur in the future. This helps to ensure that you aren’t left holding the financial burden of the wreck.
The damages you suffer in the wreck are likely dependent upon the type of injury you have. A catastrophic injury, such as one that impacts the brain or spinal cord, is likely going to be more expensive than a simple injury.
We understand that you might have questions about what options you have right now. It’s important to remember that there are strict time limits for filing your claim. This means you need to take action quickly after the crash, so you don’t lose the ability to seek compensation.
Proving fault in the wreck is one facet of your case that’s very important. When drunk driving is the root cause of the crash, you can include the applicable information in your claim to show liability.