Drunk-driving accidents kill 30 people per day.

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes – that’s one person every 50 minutes. Drunk driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in West Virginia, call us at 304-342-0512 for a Free Consultation to discuss your options. There’s also No Fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.

Protect Your Rights After a Drunk Driving Accident

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Call the Police:For any car crash, particularly one involving a drunk driver, call 911 as soon as possible after the accident so law enforcement can investigate and complete a West Virginia Traffic Crash Report.
  • Get Necessary Medical Care:If you were injured in the crash, you should get emergency care as soon as possible, including calling an ambulance to the scene if necessary. Delaying needed medical treatment can hurt your case and is often used by insurance adjusters as a reason to not pay injured claimants full and fair compensation.
  • Obtain Contact Information: It is important to get the contact information, including insurance information, of anyone involved in the crash, and the names and contact information of any witnesses as well.  In a drunk driving incident, the police will likely handle this step for you. However, if you know or learn of a witness the investigating officer didn’t question, be sure to get a statement from that witness, or better yet, let an experienced personal injury attorney do it for you.
  • Don’t Speak with the Other Driver’s Insurance Company:This is especially true if you have suffered substantial injuries. After an accident with a drunk driver, it’s best to not speak to anyone about the accident until after you have consulted an attorney. Indeed, the only people you should speak to about the accident are the police, your doctor, and your attorney.

 

Get a Free Consultation a West Virginia Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, including one with a drunk driver, call us for a Free Consultation with one of our experienced injury attorneys. There’s No Fee unless and until we recover financial compensation for you. To protect your rights today, call Preston & Salango at 304-342-0512.

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