Injured by a Drunk Driver?
Let Us Represent You in Court
car accidents can cause a mountain of medical bills. When you add alcohol to the manipulation
of large vehicles, you increase the risk of traffic accidents exponentially.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one person
is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes. Even if drunk drivers
have their licenses suspended, there’s no guarantee they’ll
stay off the road and stay sober behind the wheel.
What to Do If You Are Injured by a Drunk Driver
“North Dakota drivers have “no fault” car insurance,
meaning your insurance will pay for your medical bills and the drunk driver’s
insurance will pay for his or her medical bills. However, if your insurance
doesn’t cover the full extent of your medical care, you can assert
a claim against the drunk driver to recover those unpaid medical expenses
and damages for your pain and suffering. Take the following steps to ensure
you receive as much compensation as possible:
Call the Police: The person may be driving with a suspended license, which is a Class B
or Class A misdemeanor. Drunk individuals are also unpredictable. The
driver’s judgment will be impaired and he or she might make the
decision to flee or intimidate you into forgetting the whole situation.
Take Photographs: If you or your car was damaged, and you are capable of moving without doing
further injury to yourself, take as many photographs as you can of the
surrounding area, your injuries, and the damages to both cars. Your insurance
company will use this to evaluate the amount it must pay.
Call Your Insurance Company: Make sure your insurance company is aware of what occurred. It will be
paying for the car repairs and the medical bills, so you’ll want
to file a claim.
Find an Attorney: If your medical bills are too high for your insurance to cover, you’ll
want legal representation to make your case in civil court against the
drunk driver. A
personal injury attorney can help you fight for compensation.
Let Us Fight for You!
You deserve compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers have an outstanding
success rate. Contact one of our Fargo personal injury attorneys at 888-288-4756
or fill out our online form to tell us about your case today!