Drunk Driving Accidents

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Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in San Diego

Leigh Law Firm Is Here to Help

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident in Southern California, you are entitled to fair compensation.

At Leigh Law Firm, we understand the challenges you face and are committed to helping you obtain the maximum recovery available under the law.

We know how to effectively advocate for the rights of accident victims and can help you seek justice in your case.

Contact us online or call (619) 473-7569 to schedule a consultation.

What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident

Experiencing a drunk driving accident can be traumatic and confusing. Here's what you should do if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation:

  1. Ensure Safety: Check yourself and others for injuries. If it's safe, move away from the roadway to avoid any further accidents.

  2. Call 911: Report the accident to the police, even if it seems minor. An official police report will be crucial evidence in subsequent legal proceedings.

  3. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you feel fine, it's important to get checked out by a medical professional. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

  4. Document the Scene: If you can, take photos or videos of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, visible injuries, and any other relevant details.

  5. Gather Information: Collect personal and insurance information from all parties involved in the accident. Also, note down details about the accident, such as time, location, and any potential witnesses.

  6. Avoid Confrontation: The other driver may be under the influence of alcohol. Avoid arguing or engaging in confrontation. Wait for law enforcement to arrive.

  7. Consult an Attorney: If you were injured by a drunk driver, it's advisable to consult with an attorney who has experience in drunk driving accident cases. They can guide you through the legal process and help ensure you receive fair compensation.

Remember, the evidence you gather at the scene of the accident can be crucial to proving fault and calculating your damages. In addition to that evidence, you should also gather medical records and bills to submit to your attorney.

How Drunk Driving Accidents Are Different

Drunk driving accidents are different from other accidents for a number of reasons.

Some of these include:

  • The driver who caused the accident is often severely intoxicated
  • The driver is often arrested at the scene of the accident
  • The insurance company representing the driver frequently attempts to shift the blame onto the victim. Their tactics may involve asserting that the accident was not the driver's fault or suggesting that the victim shares some responsibility.

At Leigh Law Firm, we know how to navigate these challenges and can help you seek the justice you deserve.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Drunk Driving Accidents?

The statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a lawsuit. In California, you have two years to file a personal injury claim, including a claim for a drunk driving accident. However, this deadline can be extended or shortened depending upon the circumstances of your case. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet these important deadlines.

How a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you need an experienced attorney by your side.

Our firm can provide you with the legal representation you need to seek justice in your case.

We know how to build strong cases for our clients and work to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve.

At Leigh Law Firm, we understand how to effectively advocate for our clients and can help you seek the maximum compensation available.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Firm

You have a right to fair compensation.

At Leigh Law Firm, we are passionate about helping victims of drunk drivers seek justice and can help you do the same. Our firm can provide you with the legal representation you need to fight for the maximum compensation available in your case.

To schedule a consultation, connect with us online or give us a call at (619) 473-7569. We're here to assist you!

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