Dealing with an Accident Where Alcohol was Involved

With the Fourth of July past us, it will be quite some time until the next holiday where we will see large amounts of alcohol consumption. Nevertheless, drunk driving is a problem that’s much too common on American roads. Oftentimes, tragedies will occur when an inebriated driver will take to the wheel, placing themselves and other drivers in danger.

Car accidents resulting in drunk driving can be devastating and extremely deadly. What should you do if you’ve found yourself to be the victim of a drunk driving incident?

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, contact the law offices of Fryer & Hansen, PLLC today to learn what we can do for you.

What to do

The first thing to do after suffering an accident where the other driver was intoxicated is:

  • Contact Authorities – Obtaining a police report of your incident will be the most crucial piece of evidence for your case. If it was proven the other driver was drunk or in some way irresponsible, then you may be obligated in seeking compensation for your troubles.
  • Seek Medical Help – Be sure and seek medical attention even if you feel you haven’t suffered injury. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until days after the accident. Play it smart and have a doctor take a look at you.
  • Seek Legal Help – Dealing with the legalities of a car accident where you weren’t at fault needs the attention of an attorney. Get in touch with us to help with your case.

Our Word

Attorney Brian Hansen recently spoke about the seriousness involving a personal injury case, especially when it includes an intoxicated driver.

“A drunk driving personal injury claim is a grave issue, but we will help you get justice. When someone you love has been hurt or killed in a negligent car crash, we know they can never be replaced by any amount of money. But a personal injury claim can help you overcome such a terrible loss.”

If you cannot afford an attorney, then there’s good news. Our law firm has the ability to work on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs and there is no payment if the case is not won. This allows our attorneys to help victims out no matter what their income level is.

The Numbers

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, July 4th is one of the deadliest days for motorists in the nation. In a study conducted from 2010 to 2014, deaths recorded on July 4th of each year rose by 28 over the national average. Alcohol was a deadly contributor to that statistic. Of those fatalities, 47% involved at least one driver, pedestrian or bicyclist with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.08.

Don’t Wait Any Longer

Being involved in an accident is one issue, but an accident with an intoxicated driver can be an even bigger burden. Don’t wait any longer, call the attorneys of Fryer & Hansen, PLLC in McAllen today. They will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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