What Should You Do if You Are Injured in a DUI Car Accident

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What should you do when you are injured in a DUI car accident in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Orange County? What is the process of a personal injury claim after a DUI accident and what can an experienced Mission Viejo personal injury attorney do to help you receive the compensation you deserve?

The first and most important thing to know is you must see a doctor within 24 to 48 hours of any motor vehicle accident.  The success of any personal injury claim must include evidence to support the relationship of injury and resulting expenses and financial damages to the accident event.  If you don’t see a doctor in the hours after a DUI car accident in Mission Viejo the insurance company will use that against you to reduce the amount of your settlement or to reject to your injury claim altogether.  “You weren’t injured in the accident.  You didn’t even need to see a doctor after the accident, and must have been injured somewhere else.  You’re just trying to take advantage of the accident.”

Personal injury claims in California are based upon the rules of  “comparative negligence.”  The value of California injury claims are directly affected by the relative negligence each party contributed to the accident itself.  In a DUI related accident our personal injury attorneys work to prove the highest degree of negligence of any driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  We investigate all that has happened including evidence from the scene, police reports, witness statements and other sources such as photos or cell phone data.  Our experienced trial attorneys are prepared to place your case before a judge or jury to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call 949-305-1400 to speak with Rivers personally for a free consultation.  You know a little more about what should you do when you are injured in a DUI car accident.  See a doctor and call us to learn as much as possible about your case and how the process will work.

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