No one is more negligent than an intoxicated driver. Although the risks of drunk driving are well known, and the penalties if arrested are extensive, driving under the influence is still a major issue. Drunk driving accounts for roughly forty percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide. That’s more than 15,000 victims annually.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is unfortunately one of the most common causes of auto accidents. This is because alcohol impairs a driver’s mental and motor functions that are necessary for operating a vehicle. Injuries sustained from drunk driving accidents tend to be more devastating than other crashes, due to motorists losing complete control of their vehicle. Common injuries from drunk driving accidents include brain, spinal cord, and bone injuries, as well as severe whiplash and wrongful death.
What should you do if you are a victim of a drunk driving accident? First, call law enforcement. A police report, as well as documentation of the accident, is very important in claiming a case. Then, obtain statements and personal information from witnesses. Lastly, retain a lawyer. The right attorney can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your lost wages and medical bills caused by a negligent driver. Rutter Mills has the experience and strength to win disputes with the insurance companies to help you get the compensation you deserve. Let us protect your rights – call Rutter Mills today.