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What Do I Do If I Encounter a Drunk Driver?

A drunk driving accident can be one of the most devastating for numerous reasons. Of course, the impact of the crash is enough to cause long-term concern. It’s often the immediate aftermath of the collision that becomes a very challenging situation.

Intoxication impacts individuals in numerous ways—one of which can mean increased aggression. As such, you should be careful when approaching a drunk driver after a crash. Here are some tips you can utilize to protect yourself in the aftermath of a drunk driving crash.

Contact Law Enforcement Quickly

Not everyone knows when to call a law enforcement officer to an accident scene, but if you believe the other driver is intoxicated, it’s vital to report it. Having a law enforcement officer on the scene helps in numerous ways and prevents the situation from becoming contentious or argumentative.

Law enforcement officers can also detail the evidence that points to the other driver’s intoxication. If the police report details an illegal blood alcohol content level, it can help aid your civil case and allow you to hold the drunk driver accountable for your damages.

Avoid Approaching a Drunk Driver

Drunk drivers can be aggressive. They may be upset about the crash and approach you in a threatening manner. After you notify law enforcement, let them know that you believe the other driver is drunk and proceed to stay at the scene and proceed with caution.

While law enforcement officers deal with the other driver, seek any witnesses who can help you build your case.

As always, we encourage you to reach out to our Wilmington car accident attorneys to understand your rights. At David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we focus on protecting your rights and pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf. We put our experience on your side to help you get the results you deserve.

Call our firm today at (910) 335-2430 to schedule your free consultation.

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