Being in a car accident is already terrifying due to the amount of personal suffering and unexpected expense that tends to follow. Being in an accident with a driver who is intoxicated can be even scarier and has the potential to create even greater personal harm. This is especially true if you are a pedestrian and an intoxicated driver is behind the wheel.
What to Do if You are a Pedestrian Hit by a Drunk Driver
If you are walking along the road or are at a crosswalk and a drunk driver hits you with their car, this can create severe bodily harm and the driver should be held responsible for the damage. Should this happen to you, you are legally permitted to sue the driver for all costs associated with the accident-related injuries and losses you experience. If your accident results in severe, life-changing harm or injuries, you may also be able to levy punitive damages against them and sue for pain and suffering, such as mental anguish and emotional harm to you and your loved ones.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you should, of course, seek immediate medical attention. Also take measures to confirm the driver’s identity and exchange information with them as much as it is in your power to do so. If possible, ensure there is an official police report detailing your accident and obtain the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information, as well as identifying information about their vehicle. This will all be essential when you bring a lawsuit against the drunk driver.
Speak to a Houston Lawyer if You Have Been Hit by a Drunk Driver
At the Stern Law Group, we believe in treating every case with equal dignity and hard work. When you leave your case in our hands, you can rest assured it will be resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible, and that our experienced team will work tirelessly until we have done everything in our power to secure a fair result for you.
Whether you were walking, riding a motorcycle or bicycle, or driving a car, our Houston personal injury attorneys are here to serve you if you have been struck by an intoxicated driver. When someone gets behind the wheel while impaired and creates injury, loss, or other serious damage, they should be held financially accountable for the results of their poor decisions and their effects on other people.
Call the Stern Law Group today at (877) 661-9900 and let us provide you with the aggressive, experienced legal counsel your case deserves.