Pursuing legal compensation after a drunk driving accident
On behalf of Eisenmenger, Robinson & Peters, P.A. posted in Drunk Driving Accidents on Friday, January 30, 2015.
The majority of drivers in Brevard County obey both the rules of the road and the law when it comes to refraining from driving under the influence. There are, however, instances when people will drive after drinking. In some circumstances, this leads to an auto accident. If a person was injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, there is the possibility that there will be injuries and even fatalities. It’s important for them to know what to do if they are hit by a drunk driver.
It’s not simply the accident and property damage that are the big problem when there is an accident caused by a drunk driver. Being injured because of a driver who operated his or her vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in a hospital stay, massive medical costs and the need for long-term care. The injured person might not be able to return to work in a timely fashion, if at all. Bills could accrue with no means to pay them as well as having a problem paying for life’s necessities and supporting a family. In these cases, one option is to pursue litigation.
Accidents can happen at any time without warning. Sometimes the accident is a matter of circumstances, such as the weather or a simple mishap on the road. But if it is due to a driver who had been drinking, the long-term ramifications can be terrible. Families who have lost a loved one will have a whole different host of problems compared to those who are dealing with someone who is injured. There will be funeral expenses and the difficult matter of trying to move forward emotionally and financially after the death.
Given the consequences that victims will have to deal with after an auto accident due to a drunk driver, a legal filing is one way to pursue compensation for all the costs and everything that is lost. For more information about drunk driving and the law, please visit our website.