Across the United States, it’s illegal to drive a vehicle if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. While most people make sure that they have not drunk any alcohol before getting behind the wheel, unfortunately, it’s the case that some put other people’s lives at risk by driving while drunk.
If you were recently involved in a car accident, you may or may not know what was the true cause. Often, several factors caused a collision to occur. In other cases, one key factor, such as the intoxication of one of the drivers, was the primary cause. If you have reason to believe that the other driver was drunk when the collision occurred, you should make sure that you get the settlement that you deserve.
What damages may I be able to claim?
As an injured accident victim, you’ll be able to claim damages in several ways. First, you’ll be able to gain compensation for medical costs that were incurred as a result of the injury. Second, you’ll be able to get damages back to compensate for the damages done to your vehicle. It’s likely that you’ll also be able to gain damages for the pain and mental suffering that the accident caused you.
When should I take action?
While it’s important to be proactive in your approach, you should make sure that you are able to fully assess the extent of the damages before filing a claim.
If you are suffering after being hit by a drunk driver, you should make sure that you get the justice you deserve.