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Steps to take after a drunk driving accident

A car accident is scary enough as it is. It can be downright overwhelming if the accident is caused by a drunk driver. Being involved in a drunk driving accident in Jefferson is not uncommon. You should know the proper steps to take following such an accident so you protect your rights and begin the legal process to recover compensation for your injuries.

As with all types of accidents you should never leave the scene of an accident, not even to track down the drunk driver if he or she did not stop. Remaining at the scene allows emergency responders to find you upon arrival and issue medical aid. Remaining at the scene also helps police understand what happened during the accident.

If you are not seriously injured you should check on all other passengers in your vehicle. If the other vehicle stopped, you should check on the people in that vehicle as well for injuries. Call 911 to ensure that the proper response is dispatched for the accident.

Never admit fault in a drunk driving accident. It is common for someone to simply say "I'm sorry" after an accident due to adrenaline. Even if you are innocent and utter these words you could find yourself in a difficult situation.

Speak with a lawyer about the accident and what happened. Tell him or her everything you can remember and provide a police report. This will be a big help to your attorney.

Were you injured in a drunk driving accident in Jefferson? You should consult with an experienced attorney immediately following the accident so you can ensure that your rights are protected.

Source: esurance, "how to handle a car accident in 7 easy steps," accessed Dec. 01, 2017

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