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Drunk DrivingGetting injured in any accident can be devastating, especially if you were injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver. Regardless of what the mental state of the driver was at the time of the accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.

On point is the case of a passenger who was injured in a DUI accident at the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Sea Island Drive on August 27th. According to the Orange County Register, one vehicle ran a stop sign and hit the other. The police reported that investigators at the scene of the accident suspected the drivers of both vehicles of driving under the influence. The drivers, who were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, were arrested for DUI.

The passenger of one of the drivers also sustained injuries. This passenger may be entitled to compensation from either one or both of the drivers, depending on the specific facts of the accident.

What To Do After an Accident

If you get into an accident while riding as a passenger in a car, you are entitled to compensation from the party who caused the accident. The fact that the negligent driver was under the influence of alcohol will not affect the outcome of your claim or your entitlement to collect damages.

Below are five important steps you should take if you were injured while riding as a passenger in another person’s car:

  • Call 911. If the accident was severe and someone, including yourself, has been injured, you should immediately call 911. The best advice is not to move and wait for emergency personnel to attend to your injuries. You should also request for the police to prepare a report and provide you a copy.
  • Obtain contact information. You should obtain pertinent information for all parties involved in the accident, even from the party whose car you were driving in. It is especially important to obtain the parties’ insurance and driver’s license information.
  • Obtain contact information for any witnesses. You should also obtain the contact information for any witnesses to the accident, even if the drivers have obtained this information.
  • Seek medical attention. If your injuries were not severe enough to need medical attention at the scene of the accident, you should still follow up with your own medical professional to ensure that you did not suffer any serious injuries that may not have been apparent at the time of the accident.
  • Consult with a legal professional. As a passenger, you are entitled to the same legal rights as the motorist. As such, it is important that you seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.

Call Us Today!

The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our clients reach the best monetary settlement for pedestrian accidents. With years of experience and success, we can certainly help your case too! Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.