This coming weekend there is a fairly good chance that people throughout the Oakland area will celebrate the nation’s birthday by consuming alcoholic beverages. In situations such as this it is likely that some people will get into their car to drive despite being over the legal limit. As a result of that activity it is possible that a motor vehicle accident could occur.
Any time a car accident takes place it is possible that serious injuries could be the result. When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury or spinal injury, his or her life can be changed forever.
In the most serious situations those involved in the crash could die. When those individuals have not done anything wrong, and their injuries or loss of life could have been avoided, the situation is even more difficult to handle.
Following an accident of this nature those involved or impacted may be unsure about what their options are. In the midst of grieving about what has happened, it may be tempting to take the easiest path in resolving legal matters that arise. Agreeing to a settlement with the insurance company of the drunk driver without having a lawyer there to advocate for you could be a big mistake. Initial offers are almost always low and may not come anywhere near covering the expenses that arise as a result of the drunk driving accident.
Regardless of when the drunk driving accident occurs, if you suffer injuries in the incident you need to make sure you get what you deserve. An attorney can assist with that. For more information on filing a claim following a drunk driving accident please see our website.