If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the other driver was under the influence of alcohol, you have a great chance of getting compensation for any injuries that occurred because of the crash. Because of that, you are most likely able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the offender.
Why a Lawyer is Necessary
Drunk driving is against the law, so that gives you, as the victim of the auto accident the legal right to pursue funds from the driver that caused the accident. A lawyer who is knowledgeable in the area of drunk driving accidents can best help you see this through successfully.
The compensation you can receive from this type of accident can come in various ways. One way, known as special damages, is when you receive payment for out-of-pocket fees such as medical bills, lost income among other financial losses. General damages are paid to compensate for physical and mental pain or suffering caused by the accident.
You may receive a call from the drunk driver’s insurance company discussing a potential settlement. This is why it is important to have an attorney from Robert J. DeBry and Associates present. The insurance company will try to offer the lowest amount possible to end the process quickly. Do not verbally agree to or sign anything without first discussing the offer with your attorney.
Just as with any hardships we encounter, life goes on following an accident. If you are having a difficult time moving on, you are not alone. It is important to talk to and surround yourself with the people you trust. At Robert J. DeBry and Associates, we have the experience in getting people who have been injured the compensation and relief they need and deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us after a serious accident like that.