Under some circumstances drunk driving can lead to accidents that inflict serious injuries and maybe even death upon innocent individuals who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dealing with either of these situations can be devastating for the injured person and the loved ones of someone who is killed. While the devastation can make it difficult to know where to turn, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option.
To try to obtain the best possible result in one of these instances it is a good idea to contact a lawyer sooner rather than later. Doing so could make it easier to build a case against a drunk driver by:
- Consulting with forensic and medical experts.
- Reviewing police reports.
- Visiting the accident scene.
- Conducting witness interviews.
- Working with private investigators.
In addition, it will insure that your claim is filed before the statute of limitations runs.
As is the case with any personal injury claim, the key to being successful is to show that the negligent actions of the drunk driver are to blame for the injuries you suffered or the death of a loved one. Depending on the situation, there may be other parties, such as the establishment that served the driver alcohol, which can be held responsible as well.
Pursing a personal injury lawsuit against a drunk driver can be difficult if you are still working on recovering from your injuries. In cases where such a claim is successful however, it is generally worth it. For more information on the matter please see our drunk driving Web page.