Impaired Driver Accidents

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer | Waitz & Downer | Houma, LA

DUI Accident Lawyers in Houma & Thibodaux

Impaired drivers are not driving within the legal limits of the law. When an accident occurs involving an impaired driver, it’s in your best interest to seek the experience of an car accident attorney immediately.

Proving negligence in an impaired driver lawsuit is easy. If the proper documentation is in place, such as a police report stating that the other driver was impaired, it’s just a matter of proving that the damages were caused by the accident itself.

Seek Justice After Being Hit By a Drunk Driver

What Our Impaired Driver Accident Attorneys in Louisiana Can Do For You

As a driver, you’ll want to follow these steps after the accident:

  1. Seek Medical Attention. In order to get the best outcome for your case, you must be examined by a medical professional.
  2. Call the police. You must call the authorities to report the accident. If you do not, it may not be impossible to prove that the other driver was under the influence at the time.
  3. Write down important information. Document the time of day, weather conditions and how the accident occurred. If witnesses are present, write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of the witnesses.
  4. Take photos. If you’re safely able to take photos, do so. Pictures of your vehicle, injuries and the other vehicles involved are a must. Photos of the surrounding area, such as broken trees or potholes should also be taken.

If you’re injured, you must visit the emergency room immediately. While the three steps above are important, it’s far more important to seek out medical care.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Houma, LA

Once physically able to contact an attorney, it’s time to do so. The earlier an attorney is called, the easier it will be to:

  •      Collect evidence
  •      Talk to witnesses
  •      Build your case

Impaired driving laws vary from state to state. Building a case against a defendant will require state laws to be observed and toxicity levels to be analyzed. Settlements will include injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, future impairments and medical bills into the final sum. The attorneys at Waitz & Downer are ready to get started on your case today. To schedule a consultation, give us a call today at (985) 876-0870 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Give us a call today at 985-876-0870 to speak to one of our experienced car accident attorneys.