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Villarreal & Begum August 11, 2014

A Drunk Driver Just Hit You: What Now?

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A drunk driving accident is one of the easiest ways to receive compensation if someone else was negligent. Judges and juries do not sympathize for anyone who was drunk driving. They fear for their families, themselves, and anyone else on the road who is victimized by drunk drivers. Unfortunately drunk driving accidents occur quite often, and although you can try to avoid them, there’s always a possibility you will get hit by a drunk driver at some point.

Let’s take a look at some drunk driving accident tips that can help you receive the compensation that you deserve and protect yourself after the accident occurs.

Speak With the Drunk Driver if Possible

An interesting way to extract as much information as possible from a drunk driver is to speak with them as much as you can. Some people think that if the person is drunk, then you should avoid them at all costs. If the person is not violent, you can talk to them and try to get them to admit is much as possible. Since they are drunk they may reveal information that you can give this information to your San Antonio personal injury lawyer to help your case in the future.

Gather Evidence, While Avoiding the Driver if Needed

If the drunk driver seems dangerous after they step out of their vehicle then you should avoid the driver at all costs. Take as many pictures as you can and even record some videos if you think it will help your case. Get pictures of the crash scene, license plate, and the negligent driver.

Talk to and Exchange Info With Witnesses

If there are witnesses in the area then you should speak with them. Get contact information from these witnesses so you can give this information to your personal injury lawyers. Your personal injury lawyers use these witnesses to piece together as much information as possible so that you can get the compensation you deserve.