You were heading home from work when you saw another driver coming towards you. You tried to steer out of the way, but they were drunk and weaving so badly that you couldn’t avoid them.
Now, you’re sitting on your hospital bed wondering how you ended up in this position. You have a serious injury to your arm, and you may end up losing your leg as a result of crushing injuries.
When serious injuries affect you, it’s appropriate to hold the other party responsible
When another person’s behaviors affect you negatively, it is appropriate to hold them responsible for their actions. You may have many bills and deal with financial strain if you can’t get the compensation you need to cover your medical care, travel to appointments and other essentials. You are already losing wages and have seen a real change in your quality of life. It’s reasonable to want to have someone held accountable.
Keep your medical bills and documents about the collision, so you can give them to your attorney. Your attorney’s job is to fight for fair compensation for you, including negotiating offered settlements and taking your case to court if it’s necessary to do so. Your attorney will handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
As a victim of a drunk driver, you should know that you are able to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver personally or through an insurance claim with their provider. You’re suffering as a result of their negligent behavior, so it is important that you hold them accountable. Our website has more on what to expect if you decide to file a claim.