What you need to do to help you recover from a drunk driving accident
The moments directly after an accident involving a drunk driver can be very scary and painful; however, your troubles do not end once you’ve left the accident scene. This is especially true if you’ve sustained a serious injury as a result. From reading part one of this series, you’ve learned the three crucial steps you need to take at the accident scene and the following two steps occur in the days, weeks and months following.
After you’ve left the scene of the accident
- Gather expense information
Keeping a file of these expenses will demonstrate the financial burden your accident has placed upon you. Many people will overlook smaller expenses like prescriptions, medical supplies and devices, and transportation to your doctor.
You should take care to collect documentation of your expenses as you pay for them because it is much easier than obtaining them after the fact. It’s also recommended to keep a diary of your recovery. In it, you should include the details of your appointments with doctors, treatment or rehab procedures you undergo and how your recovery is progressing. Having this information handy will keep you from having to remember it.
- Be present at hearings and trials
It is vital to be present at all hearings, trials and proceedings for the drunk driving case so that you can present evidence. Just as important, you should not delay in reaching out to an attorney to start your case. There are statutes of limitation in place and any long delay can risk your claim and/or reduce the money awarded.
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, do not delay in scheduling a free consultation with Babcock law. In addition, more information can be found on our blog and knowledge center.