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What to do after you get hit by a drunk driver

Drunk driving is a severe and unacceptable problem. In 2016, there were more than 10,000 deaths due to alcohol-related accidents. If you are a victim of a drunk driving accident and make it out alive, you should do everything possible to obtain monetary compensation for your suffering. 

Getting hit by a drunk driver can not only cost you a ton of money in terms of vehicle damages and medical expenses, but it can also result in significant emotional turmoil. Here are some steps you should take if a drunk driver injures you in a crash.

Contact the police

If you suspect a drunk driver hit you, you need to call the police immediately. By having the police show up, you guarantee the creation of an accident report. This is a vital piece of evidence for a lawsuit or insurance claim. Plus, it is helpful to ensure that an impaired driver does not get behind the wheel again. If there is a criminal conviction of a DUI for the driver, you will also have an easier time getting compensated for your losses.

Collect important details

It is always best to gather as much information from the scene of the accident as possible. The most important thing to do is get the contact and insurance information from the at-fault driver. Next, you should try to obtain information from any potential witnesses. If you can, take pictures of the scene and any visible injuries you have. 

Get medical treatment

Seeking immediate medical attention is necessary for your health as well as your pursuit of compensation. Keep in mind that many symptoms of injuries may not be apparent right away due to adrenaline. Even if you do not feel hurt, you may still have an injury. Follow all instructions from the doctor, which may include taking medications, attending physical therapy appointments or taking time off of work. 

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