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How to Prove The Cause of Your Rear-End Collision Was Another Party's Drunk Driving

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waukegan car crash injury lawyerGetting into a vehicle collision is a traumatic experience. It can be even more devastating if you suspect that the other driver may have been drinking at the time of the accident. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to take legal action again the driver and recover financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle damage, and other expenses. 

Drunk Driving Accidents Resulting in Injuries 

If you are trying to prove that a rear-end collision was caused by another party’s drunk driving, there are several steps you can take:

  • Gather as much information at the accident scene as possible. Take pictures of the damage, get contact information from any witnesses, and take notes of the details you remember.

  • Get a copy of the police report. The police officer who responds to your accident should include in their report if they suspect or believe that drunk driving was a factor in the crash. 

  • Request copies of any blood alcohol tests taken by either driver. This can help to prove if the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

  • Talk to an experienced car accident attorney about your case. A qualified attorney can help you navigate the legal process and determine what evidence is necessary to prove that drunk driving was a factor in your collision. 

When Should You Seek Legal Help?

If you suspect drunk driving was a factor in your rear-end collision, it is essential to seek legal help as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you gather evidence and argue that the other driver was operating their vehicle while under the influence. Drunk drivers are considered negligent per se. However, you will still need to build a strong case for damages. Insurance companies often try to get injured parties to settle as soon as possible. However, these initial settlement offers rarely take into account the full value of the victim's losses. You may be entitled to financial compensation for damages such as lost income, lost earning capacity, property damage, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Contact a Waukegan Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Drunk driving collisions can be traumatic and devastating experiences. If you need legal assistance, contact our experienced Lake County car accident lawyers in Illinois, who can provide the guidance you need to seek justice. Contact Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. at 847-662-3303 for a free consultation.


Source:

https://www.ilsos.gov/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf



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