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McAleer Explains: What to Do if You’ve Been Hit by a Drunk Driver

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As a car accident victim of a drunk driver, it’s important to act fast in order to secure your immediate and future financial resources. When you can’t work because of your injuries, or you have significant trauma, finding one of the best personal injury lawyers in Atlanta will help you get your case sorted out.

Obtain the Police Report From the Accident and Check it Over For Mistakes

You have a right to a copy of the police report that was filed explaining the accident. Call or go to the police department that was there for the accident and ask for a copy of the report. Look over all paperwork regarding the accident, and check for factual mistakes. Specifically, the time the accident occurred should be noted, as well as what the weather was like, the conditions of the road, and how the other driver behaved should all be considered. If you see a glaring mistake, you can ask that this mistake be fixed on the accident report.

If you were hurt at the time of the accident, this needs to be noted on the accident report. If no report was ever filed, it will be up to you to file the accident report with the police department. If the other driver was drunk, and arrested for this offense, this also needs to be indicated in the police report.

If you sustained injuries, make sure that this fact is listed in the report. If no accident report was filed, then file one immediately. If the other driver was ticketed for any violation or was arrested for drunk driving, make sure that information is recorded in the police incident report.

Go to a Physician for Your Injuries

If you have been injured in an accident by a drunk driver, it is essential that you have your injuries assessed by a treating physician immediately. Waiting to have your injuries treated will appear as if your injuries were not serious. Bring any documentation of the treatment for your injuries to an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney so that your case can be assessed properly.

As the victim of a drunk driver, you may not have a lot of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured, it’s time to contact a personal injury attorney to get your case started.

When you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver, it’s time to take care of yourself physically, emotionally and financially by considering a personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today at McAleer Law for a free consultation.

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