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Have you been injured by a drunk driver?

You were driving to work or school. Just minding your own business, going about your day and then: You were hit by a drunk driving accident.

Suddenly, everything has changed. Maybe you are injured. Maybe your car is totaled. It can be hard to know what to do or who to contact after a drunk driving accident. Do you need an attorney? What are your rights? At the Schottenstein Law Offices, we are on YOUR side. If you’ve been the victim of a drunken driving accident, you need help – now. Don’t wait to get legal help. Here is our expert advice on what to do if you have been involved in a drunken driving accident.

  1. Seek medical help

If you were involved in a drunken driving accident, you may be injured. Even if your injuries aren’t immediately severe, things can pop up over time that can cause you to miss work and lose wages. Get checked out by your doctor and document everything you are feeling, including the date and time you notice the symptoms.

  1. Talk to your insurance company

If your car is damaged – whether it is drivable or not — you’ll need to call your insurance company and provide them with an account of the drunken driving accident and possibly a police report. If you can, take pictures with your phone.

  1. Talk to an attorney

It can be difficult in the days following the accident to know what to do. In Ohio, you are entitled to both economic and non-economic damages if you were hit by a drunk driver. Finding a lawyer well versed in these types of cases is key to knowing your rights, and understanding what you can and cannot gain from a lawsuit.

Sometimes, insurance companies or other parties will want a quick resolution to the matter. But injuries and issues can sometimes show up months or years later so a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney will help protect YOUR rights after a drunken driving accident.

Schottenstein Law Offices

Our expert attorneys can help you navigate the path after a drunken driving crash. Visit our website for more information or give us a call anytime at (614) 467-8474.