Every once in awhile, unfortunately, auto accidents occur where alcohol is a complicating factor. Amazingly, even with all the very strict laws that are in place, some people continue driving when they are drunk, making them a threat to themselves as well as the people around them. All too often people who are victims of drinking and driving accidents are never the same again. It’s not uncommon for these types of accidents to result in both internal and external injuries.
A personal injury lawyer will aid you in recovering damages from the person who caused the accident. You may be able to receive remuneration for pain, suffering, lost wages and property damage. Most attorneys will cost you nothing out of pocket, they will usually take a percentage of your settlement once it is all said and done.
To find a lawyer you should try and first get a personal recommendation from either a friend or family member who has been through the same situation that you are going through. When that is not an option the doctors that you are seeing will sometimes be able to refer you to a person or a firm that they know has done well for some of their other patients. When you are searching for a good personal injury lawyer you may want to go with the lawyers who represent victims only.
It is doubly important to have a personal injury lawyer assess your case when it includes drinking and driving because the person who was drunk may have very aggressive representation themselves, so it’s best to be prepared before-hand.
The personal injury lawyer will fully evaluate your case and gather evidence about your accident by looking into your medical reports and injuries. This will affect the amount of compensation that the lawyer receives for you.