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It’s a stormy night and you just made a right turn and out of nowhere an oncoming SUV merged into your lane and t-boned your car. The driver expresses her regret but says she will not pay for damages since her vision was blocked by the terrible monsoon and the traffic lights were currently not working.

Your car is totaled and you are bruised badly with rashes on your back and neck pain. You are unsure as to how you will be able to afford medical expenses and recover the damages. It is advisable for you to contact the driver’s insurance company and try to file a claim for negligence.

It is quite possible that the other driver was drunk while operating their vehicle. Drinking can cause serious impairments while driving. Drinking above the legal limit usually results in blurred vision as well as drowsiness and the driver can totally lose focus and cause an accident. A drunk driver can miss out on traffic signals, road signs and oncoming traffic.  According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the percentage of drunk driving is the highest among twenty-six to twenty-nine-year-olds at 20.7 percent.

You may not be able to account for all the drivers on the road, but you can keep yourself safe by wearing a seatbelt, driving with caution and staying clear of aggressive and reckless drivers. If a drunk driver has injured you or a loved one, you should consider hiring an experienced attorney who can help provide you with the proper legal assistance to fight for your case and get you the compensation and justice you deserve.