Each day, a person dies every 51 minutes because of a drunk driver.
Driving under the influence accounts for around 7% of car accidents that occur each year in the United States. Statistics also show that approximately 31% of all fatal traffic accidents occur because of alcohol. The accidents caused by driving under the influence of alcohol are often serious and cause severe injuries and even fatalities. Immediately seek help from a Chicago car accident attorney from Willens Law Offices if you are involved in a Chicago DUI car accident.
DUI Car Accidents
A car accident that involves a drunk driver can involve high medical fees, expensive vehicle repairs, as well as other expenses caused by the accident. An attorney who is experienced in handling DUI cases can help pursue a car accident claim against the driver at fault and recover the damages that will cover the costs resulting from the accident. Even though cases of DUI are pretty straightforward and the issue of liability may be clear, we will make sure all of your losses are accounted for when seeking compensation, including:
- medical expenses
- property damage and loss
- vehicle repair
- pain and suffering
What To Do After a DUI Car Accident
After you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, there are a few things you should do:
- Ensure your personal safety.
- Ensure the safety of other persons involved in the accident.
- Get medical attention.
- Call 911.
Reporting a DUI Car Accident
It is important to report the accident, especially if it involves DUI. This official report can be used later as evidence of intoxication. Such evidence can help you prove your claim and get the compensation that you deserve. When emergency services reach the accident site, report all of your injuries, irrespective of how minor they seem.
Here are some steps to take after a DUI accident:
- Obtain the names and contact information of other people involved in the accident. This includes drivers, passengers, and witnesses.
- If possible, take photos of the accident site. Capture the road conditions in your photos and take pictures of all vehicles involved in the accident. Any photos you take can be used as evidence in your claim.
- Contact an experienced Chicago car accident attorney as soon as possible!
Chicago Car Accident Lawyer
DUI car accidents often lead to serious injuries and it may take an extended period of time to completely recover. Call Willens Law Offices at (312) 957-4166 to learn more about your legal rights from an attorney with years of experience handling Illinois personal injury claims.