If you believe you’ve been involved in an auto accident with a drunk driver, there are very specific and important ways that you should protect yourself and your family. Watch this video for practical medical and insurance tips, and call 813-258-4998 for a free consultation.
Today’s video is on accidents in Florida involving intoxicated drivers. An intoxicated driver is someone either under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Accidents in Florida Involving Intoxicated Drivers
If you believe you’ve been involved in an auto accident with a drunk driver, then there are very specific, important things that you should do to protect yourself and your family.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, immediately remove yourself and your family from the accident scene to a safe place. Many times, people get so caught up in the adrenaline of the moment that they forget that this entire scene is taking place around them.
Immediately call 911. If you believe you have an intoxicated driver, tell 911 that. Describe the vehicle that they’re driving and take down a license plate. Why is that? Well, many times, intoxicated drivers eventually discover that they are in real trouble, especially if they’ve caused injury to you or a member of your family. And when they make that discovery, a lot of times they will attempt to flee the scene. You don’t want that, and you want to be able to record their participation in the accident.
When the police arrive, you need to fully cooperate with them. They’ll ask you questions. They’ll also want to know more information from you about the other driver. And last, immediately seek medical treatment irrespective of how minor you believe the accident had been. Many times, the injuries associated with these kinds of accidents in Florida take hours, and sometimes days, to develop, and if you don’t seek immediate medical care, the injuries could get worse, or an insurance company later may refuse to pay for them. If you need help with your insurance claim or just understanding your insurance coverage, please visit our website at www.CorlessBarfield.com or give us a call. You take care of your family, and we’ll take care of the insurance company.