What you’ll learn reading this article:
- DUI accident-related injuries can be traumatic and result in chronic pain as well as substantial financial losses.
- Experienced DUI accident attorneys know the ins and outs of Indiana law and can help you to recover compensation for the financial, physical and mental toll the injury has caused you.
- Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after being injured in a DUI accident is the best way to get evidence in your case collected efficiently and begin the process to recover the damages you deserve.
It is illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol in all 50 states, and yet people still do it. When someone gets behind the wheel while drunk or high, they are going beyond the everyday negligence that can result in accidents. They are making the decision to gamble more than just their license but also their life and the lives of others.
The Toll of DUIs in Indiana
Every 50 minutes, someone dies of a DUI accident in the United States, and in Indiana, those individuals are overwhelmingly between the ages of 21 and 34. These individuals should be graduating college, going to graduate school, getting married, starting families and pursuing their careers. Instead, they are dead due to alcohol-related accidents.
In addition to DUI deaths, accidents related to alcohol and drug impairment can result in serious injuries and property damage. It is estimated that accidents related to DUIs cost Americans over $44 billion a year.
Between the expense of a totaled vehicle, emergency responders, emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy and trauma counseling, the cost of the initial injury from a DUI accident is high. And when someone is killed, whether at the scene or after a battle by doctors to save them, the cost is even higher.
For those who survive DUI accidents with injuries, they may face years of chronic pain, the need for medication and therapy, and an inability to pursue their careers, hobbies and passions as they once did.
What Steps Do I Take After a DUI Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a DUI accident, the most important thing you can do after receiving the necessary medical care is to contact an attorney.
DUI laws are complicated, but an experienced Indiana DUI accident attorney will be able to help you with your case.
With your help, we will compile evidence for your case in the form of:
- Medical bills.
- Medical diagnoses.
- Police reports.
- Witness statements.
- Photographs and/or video of the scene.
- Photographs and/or video of your injuries.
- Surveillance footage or area video of the driver in question.
- Failed sobriety tests.
- Expert witnesses.
With this evidence, we will build your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
You should not have to suffer financially, physically, emotionally or mentally because of someone’s thoughtless actions and reckless behavior.
With our knowledge of Indiana law and years of experience in litigating DUI accidents, we will seek to recover the greatest amount of financial compensation possible for you, our client.
Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery—Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured physically or mentally by a person, product or company, you need to know your legal rights. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced with cases like yours and can evaluate what your case may be worth. We will ensure that you are protected and compensated for your injuries and losses.
Why pay up to 40% in attorney fees? Our fee is only 25%*, and we fight to win your case or you pay no attorney fees at all. Don’t hesitate—one of our experienced attorneys can assist you right away.
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