South Florida is known for its nightlife and its amazing party scene, however all the glitz and glamor has its downsides. Despite the numerous efforts of South Florida officials to reduce drunk driving accidents, and despite the prevalence of ride share apps like Uber and Lyft, we still see many crashes and collisions involving drunk drivers every year.

Driving drunk isn’t only a risk to the driver – it puts everyone around them at risk as well. If you’ve been involved in a drunk driving accident and are suffering from the consequences of someone else’s reckless decision, you need experienced representation who can help you navigate the days and weeks following your accident, and who can help you get the compensation you deserve for any pain, suffering, damages to your vehicle, and any associated medical costs.

Do I Need A Lawyer?

Yes, we recommend people always retain a lawyer after being involved in a drunk driving accident, even if the collision seems minor and you don’t have any immediately visible injuries. A lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim and go through the various legal processes involved with repairing your vehicle, getting any medical treatment you might need, and recovering lost wages if you’re unable to work as a result of the crash. 

Call Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC today and speak to a member of our team to learn how we can help.

Assess The Damage

Immediately following your accident with a drunk driver, we recommend you take the following steps:

  • Call emergency services and remain at the scene until they arrive. While you wait, assess yourself for any injuries and damage to your vehicle.
  • Take as many photos of the scene as you can from all angles, and give your account to the police when they arrive. Save the photos for your attorney. 
  • Exchange information with the other driver and get the contact information for any witnesses. Your lawyer might want to use witness testimonies to support your case. 
  • Get checked by a medical professional for any head trauma, back injuries, cuts and bruises, or internal bleeding. Your injuries may not be external and they may not be immediately visible, so it’s important that you’re thoroughly examined by a doctor. Remember to take care of your mental health, also, and seek any counselling services you feel you need.
  • Hire a lawyer who specializes in drunk driving personal injury claims. 

Even if your accident seems minor, you need to call emergency services and get to a hospital to be examined. Attending to any injuries you have is the first priority after a drunk driving collision.

Compensation In DUI Accident Lawsuits

If someone has made the decision to break the law by driving drunk, and they cause an accident that injures you and damages your vehicle, you are entitled to compensation. You may not be able to work depending on the extent of your injuries, and if your vehicle is undrivable you won’t have a way to get to work. 

Filing a personal injury claim after a drunk driving accident requires the help of an experienced legal team. Keep copies of all medical records, photographs of the scene of the accident, police reports, witness statements, and any other information related to the crash, because your legal representation will use all of it to help build your case. 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC  today. We look forward to hearing from you.