Need an Injury Lawyer for a Kentucky DUI Accident?
Kentucky believes in keeping its state safe and keeping drunk drivers off the roads at any cost. Kentucky is also a very large state, which means that the likelihood of drunk driving is a bit higher than many other states. Most people drink and drive in the state between the ages of 21-34. In fact, between the years 2003-2012, 2,041 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes throughout Kentucky. The national average of people who reported drinking and driving over the past 30 days was 1.9%, while in Kentucky this number was only 1.5%. This means that all in all, Kentucky has a lot to work on but has been doing a bit better than many other states.
When you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may wonder how you can hold a party liable for your injuries. We understand how trying and devastating these times can be and want to help you in your time of need.
Helping You After Your DUI-Related Accident
You’ve been injured in a Kentucky DUI accident and wonder how you can build your case from the very beginning to end and gain the compensation you deserve in your time of need. The best thing you can do is preserve your case during this time. Too many people wait a long time to file their claim, which means that they could miss out on their opportunity to file for compensation they deserve. You don’t want to end up in this position. Here are some ways that you can preserve your claim:
- Make sure that you always call 911 after your accident. You don’t want to wait to file your claim or let a drunk driver talk you into leaving the scene without emergency personnel after you believe you have been injured. You could stop a drunk driver in their tracks.
- You should always receive medical attention after you have been involved in an accident with another driver, especially a driver who was intoxicated. If you don’t receive medical treatment, you could miss out on your claim later on down the road. Medical treatment can prove that you have actually sustained injuries and took the time to care about your health.
- You want to obtain the police report in your case, which is why it is always important for you and witnesses to speak to the police in your accident. The police report could determine an at-fault party based on the circumstances.
- Speak to an experienced attorney about your case as soon as possible.
Determining Liability in Your DUI Case
You may believe that, just because a driver decided to get drunk and get behind the wheel of a car, they must be the only liable party who owes you compensation in your case. This is not always true, however. There could be another party who is liable for your accident – the vendor or bar owner who sold alcohol to the party who injured you. This is especially true in cases where they sold alcohol to a minor or somebody who was already clearly intoxicated.
These cases can be extremely complicated, which is why you don’t want to wait another moment. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to file. If you have been injured in a Kentucky DUI accident, we want to talk to you as soon as possible about your case. Call us today to get started.