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What to Do When You See a Drunk Driver

One of the most dangerous liabilities on New Jersey roads are drunk drivers. Driving drunk puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or even worse. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may have a strong personal injury case and may deserve just compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Schedule a free consultation with The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman to find out if you have a case. We have over 50 years of experience helping clients throughout New Jersey with their personal injury claims.

Signs of a Drunk Driver

Drunk driving may occur more often at night than during the day, but people under the influence of alcohol can be on the road at any time. Some signs that a driver is drunk are:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driving extremely slow or fast
  • Not obeying traffic laws
  • Tailgating
  • Swerving
  • Sudden random braking or other unexpected movements

What to Do When You See These Signs

When you see what you think is a drunk driver, the first thing you should do is pull off the road to make sure you are no longer at risk from their dangerous driving. Next, you should call the police. The police will be able to act appropriately to ensure that the drunk driver gets off the road as soon as possible, reducing the risk of car accidents caused by the driver’s irresponsibility. When you call the police, the more information you can provide them about the vehicle the better. What was the make of the car? What was its color? What was the license plate number? The sooner you contact the police the more likely they will be able to apprehend the drunk driver.

What to Do If A Drunk Driver Hits You

If you were in a car accident and it is determined that the other party was under the influence, there is likely to be a criminal case. However, know that the criminal case is different from the insurance claim against the responsible party’s insurance policy. It is still on you to take action to recover suitable compensation. If you have been injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, hiring an attorney will help you win damages for things like your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Expenses from being unable to work
  • Quality of life and suffering
  • Car repair

Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, after calling the police and getting medical attention, consult with a personal injury lawyer on the details of your case. The attorneys at The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman have over 50 years of experience helping clients who have been injured due to a drunk driver. We will work hard on your behalf so that you get the compensation you justly deserve. You can send us a message online. We look forward to helping you start rebuilding your life after your car accident injury.