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Know your rights after a DUI accident

If you have ever been involved in an accident, you already know what a stressful experience it can be, especially if you or a loved one have been injured in the crash. Sadly, countless road accidents happen in Kentucky every year, leaving many people seriously injured or worse. Furthermore, a large number of these accidents are caused by reckless or negligent drivers, speeding, not paying attention to the road or even driving drunk.

Sadly, when such incidents occur, it is often innocent road users who pay the price. No matter how careful you are when driving, it is impossible to predict everything that might happen. A sudden poor decision on the part of another driver may not leave you with enough time to react and avoid a crash. If this happens to you, it is important to know your rights.

One of the first things you should do following an accident is report it to the police, especially if someone has been injured. You should also call for medical attention for anyone who needs it, including yourself. Take note of any damage or injury that you or your vehicle have suffered as a result of the crash as you may be entitled to compensation.

As this article on drunk driving explains, officers may investigate those responsible for signs of intoxication. If the driver responsible for the crash is found to be over the legal limit, this may strengthen your case if you choose to file a claim against them.

It can be hard to act calmly and proactively in the wake of an accident. However, an attorney may be able to provide invaluable support. He or she may be able to assist you with your case and help to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

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