Need an Injury Lawyer for a Maine DUI Accident?
Every state has its own DUI-related problems because many people choose to drink and drive every year in the U.S. What about Maine? Between 2003-2012, 491 people lost their lives to crashes that stemmed from drunk driving in Maine. In a 30-day time period, 1.2% of people said that they drove after drinking too much. On a national level, this is about 1.9%, so Maine is actually at the lower end compared to other states. In Maine, many people wish that this level of drunk drivers would just disappear completely, as it would prevent many deaths every year.
If you were involved in a drunk driving accident, you may wonder where to turn. Perhaps you are scared of the bills that keep adding up in front of your eyes and you know that your injuries will have a lasting impact on your life. Luckily, we are here for you when you are feeling scared after your accident. You don’t have to be concerned about the outcome of your case any longer because we are here.
After You’ve Been Injured in a DUI-Related Accident
When you have been injured in a DUI-related accident, there are some things that you should do to preserve your case moving forward. How do you preserve your accident? Here are some simple steps that you can take to get the most out of your case:
- Call 911 immediately after you have been injured. The worst thing you can do is shrug off your very real injuries and tell yourself that they will heal in time without seeing a doctor for them. You may be risking your life if you are suffering from serious internal injuries. Seeking medical attention can also help your case later on down the road when you want to work toward the compensation you deserve.
- Work with the police to ensure that you get the police report that will help you in your time of need. This could show who is liable for your case.
- Get a copy of the accident report when it is available to you.
- Speak with an attorney about how to prove your claim and move forward.
Often times, when it comes to DUI accidents, you will be able to use the fact that somebody was arrested for a driving crime to show that they have played a huge role in your accident. Criminal cases can sometimes help civil cases come to life, which will help you gain the compensation you need.
How You Can Identify a Liable Party
Who is liable in your accident? This may seem like a question that has an easy answer because isn’t the driver always liable in your case? While this may be true, another party could also be liable for your injuries: the vendor who sold the alcohol to the drunk driver. This is especially true in cases where a minor hit you after somebody sold them alcohol without checking their I.D. Because there are many different scenarios that apply to these cases, we want to help you explore them all. Are you ready to move forward and gain the compensation you deserve? Let us help you every step of the way!