Need an Injury Lawyer for a Delaware DUI Accident?
According to the CDC, between the years 2003-2012, there were 427 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver. Though this seems like a small number, Delaware is also a smaller state. It would be a wonderful thing to see these numbers reduced to 0. On a national level, 1.9% of people report driving after drinking too much, and 2.7% report this in Delaware alone. Drunk drivers got behind the wheel of a car millions of times in 2010. How do we work together to prevent these accidents? If you have been injured in one of these horrific accidents that always bring about many injuries, you may wonder how to move forward with your case. Luckily, we can give you the tools to handle your case in Delaware and get the results you deserve.
After Your DUI-Related Accident
You’ve been injured in a Delaware DUI accident and you aren’t sure of where to turn. Luckily for you, an attorney can guide you in the right direction. But, firstly, you should understand how to preserve evidence in your case before you move forward with a claim. Here are some ways to preserve evidence and work toward compensation:
- You should always call 911 after your accident, especially when you have sustained injuries, as you want emergency services to ensure that you are going to be fine. The police will come to the scene of your accident and help you devise a police report, which can help determine who was at fault for the accident and could come in handy when you move forward with a claim.
- Even if you believe that your injuries are minor, you should always seek medical treatment. You may think that your injuries equate to nothing on the surface, but many weeks or months later you could feel the lasting impression of a more serious injury. This is why you want to act as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report in your case, which can be useful as it could contain information on who is liable.
- Speak with an attorney about your case.
Don’t Hold Off on Medical Treatment
We can’t stress it enough – never wait to seek medical treatment. Not only will it benefit your health as you receive a diagnosis for your serious injuries, but it could also help you when it comes time to compensate for these injuries. Many people sustain the most catastrophic injuries in these cases, as drunk drivers tend to speed. You may have received leg and knee injuries from side-impact collisions, spinal injuries leading to paralysis, or broken bones in the chest. We want to help you gain compensation for your serious injuries.
When you have been injured in a DUI-related accident, there are two parties who could primarily be liable for your injuries: the drunk driver and a vendor, if somebody sold alcohol to a minor or somebody who was already clearly intoxicated. You may have a case, which is why you should call us today to help you determine liability through a negligent party. Get started on your case immediately and make a difference in your recovery.