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What To Do if You are Hit By a Drunk Driver

by / Monday, 05 August 2013 / Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Tips
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Nearly 3 million people are injured in an automobile-related accident every year. That amounts to an accident every minute! A staggering amount of those injuries are a result of people driving while intoxicated. According to MADD, almost every hour, someone’s life is taken as a result of a drunk driver.

If you’ve been injured because someone else was driving drunk, then follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps.

  1. Call 911 and report the crime. If you’re injured, ensure that a medical professional treats you immediately. Report anything and everything you can to local law enforcement. Your memory will fade, but the police are going to document the accident.
  2. Speak to any witnesses and take their names and numbers. You’re going to want them to testify on your behalf. It’s important that you have credible testimony in court.
  3. If you can, take photographs. Document the event through pictures of the cars involved and the surrounding area. You need to be able to recreate the scene as best you can through your pictures.
  4. You should contact your insurer. Let them know that you’ve been injured in a car accident. It’s better to report to them sooner than later.
  5. Contact a competent Michigan personal injury attorney. At Goodwin & Scieszka, we’re tough on people who drive drunk. We’ll fight for every last dollar you deserve.

Our firm has been fighting for Michiganders injured by drunk drivers, and as a result of other people’s negligence behind the wheel. Goodwin & Scieszka takes no money upfront. You owe nothing until your case is successfully litigated or settled. We’ve been fighting these cases for over 30 years and have the reputation to prove it.

If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps and get the recovery you deserve.

If you have been injured in any type of accident, contact us immediately by phone or email. You pay nothing until we take your case to trial or settle. With over 30 years of litigation experience representing the “little guy” against the largest insurance companies, corporations, and hospitals, we’ll get you the money you deserve.

Visit our website to find out more information on the services we provide and why we have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for the last six years and Dbusiness’s Top Lawyers for the last three. Whatever your accident or injury, we are ready to Win Your Case!

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