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Proving that you were a victim of a drunk driving accident

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2021 | Car Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is invariably traumatic in some way or another. While you should always prioritize your physical and emotional recovery, it is also important that you ensure that you gain back damages by making a car accident claim. To do this, it may be to your advantage to show that another party was liable. You may also be motivated to do this so that you can get justice and prevent others from suffering in the ways that you have.

If you believe that the other driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the accident happened, it’s likely that you believe that their intoxication was the leading cause of the accident. However, you may struggle to be able to prove this, especially if the correct actions were not taken at the scene to verify intoxication. The following are ways that you may be able to prove that you were a victim of drunk driving.

Show that there was noticeable impairment

You don’t need to have proof in the form of a Breathalyzer test to show that a driver was impaired. For example, a driver may have used prescription drugs that caused drowsiness or had a relatively small amount of alcohol that still affected their response times. As a witness to the accident, you can make statements about how the driver behaved and what you saw both before and after the accident.

Get backed up by other witnesses

If, for example, the driver was acting strangely after the accident and as though they were not fully alert and conscious, it’s likely that others will have observed this. Generating several witness statements could help you to establish liability correctly.

By establishing liability, you will not only be able to gain closure after the accident, but you may also gain damages back that can help you fund things like therapy and counseling.