What to Do if You Were Hit by a Drunk Driver

Suffering injuries in any kind of car accident can be a harrowing experience, but accidents involving an illegally impaired driver are especially frustrating and present unique challenges to victims. Finding the right attorney can make a significant difference in the recovery after a DUI accident, and AZ DUI Victim attorneys can help. Contact us today for a consultation about your DUI victim case and we will let you know how our firm can help.

Why Choose Our Firm?

A DUI attorney can help you recover after an accident with an impaired driver. These cases are more challenging than typical car accident claims because they usually involve criminal proceedings against the at-fault driver as well as civil claims from victims.

  • AZ DUI Victim attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience handling all types of DUI cases from both sides.
  • Only four board-certified DUI attorneys practice in Arizona, and two of them are attorneys at our firm. We can provide an unmatched level of experience in Arizona DUI victim cases.
  • We understand how devastating a DUI accident can be for you and your family and offer white-glove legal services to handle all aspects of your case on your behalf.
  • We have certified forensics experts on our team to help you build the strongest possible case and maximize your recovery.

Your attorney can assist with all aspects of your DUI victim case and help you determine the best available options for recovery.

What to Do Immediately After a DUI Accident

The first steps you take immediately after a DUI accident can have a dramatic impact on your future legal options and recovery. Remember the following first steps after an accident and contact an attorney for assistance once you handle your immediate medical issues.

  1. Call the police. Arizona drivers must report accidents that result in bodily injury, death, or significant property damage. It is also crucial to report any accident you suspect occurred due to an impaired driver. The police will arrive and conduct a preliminary investigation. You will need a copy of the police report later, so confirm with an officer where you can secure one.
  2. Record as much evidence as possible. Use your phone to take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and the damage to your vehicle. You should also try and take photos of any skid marks or debris in the road and notable landmarks nearby so a jury can more easily understand how your accident happened.
  3. Exchange information. You will need the other driver’s personal and insurance information, and you should also speak with witnesses who saw the accident occur to obtain their contact information. They may need to testify on your behalf later.
  4. See your doctor. Even if you think you suffered minor cuts and scrapes, some injuries do not manifest symptoms immediately and a doctor can check for serious internal injuries and determine possible medical complications you may experience.

Once you handle these immediate issues, contacting an attorney is your next best move toward recovery.

Why You Need a Lawyer

You may think your DUI victim case is straightforward; the other driver is clearly at fault, so you should have no trouble with recovery. However, the reality is that DUI victim cases can be very complicated and many unpredictable issues may interfere with your recovery. An attorney can navigate these problems on your behalf and explore every available avenue for compensation.

Secure Reliable and Experienced Legal Counsel

The right attorney can help you recover more quickly and completely than attempting to handle your DUI victim case on your own. AZ DUI Victim attorneys understand how difficult these situations are for victims and the significant economic toll they can take on innocent drivers. Contact us today to schedule a case review for your Arizona DUI Victim case, and we can help you better understand your options for legal recovery.