Dallas Drivers Should Exercise Caution This Holiday Season
For many people, the holidays are a time of celebration with friends, family, and coworkers – and many of these celebrations often involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Knowing that there are often an increased number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the road around the holidays, Dallas-area law enforcement agencies regularly increase patrols in order to catch offenders and deter people from driving after drinking. While the media and law enforcement tends to focus on the criminal consequences associated with violating Texas drunk driving laws,1 it is important for all of us to remember that drunk driving presents a serious safety hazard as well.
Drunk drivers have the potential to cause serious auto collisions that can leave victims with injuries that may affect them for years. For this reason, everyone on the road should exercise a little more caution that usual around the holidays.
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an auto collision this holiday season, there are certain steps that you should take to make sure that you can recover for your injuries. These include the following:
• Call 911 – The first thing that victims of car wrecks should do is call 911 in order to ensure that any injuries requiring first-aid are treated and that law enforcement has an opportunity to interview the drivers involved and clear the scene of the collision.
• Document information regarding the collision – If you are able, you should document as much information as you can regarding the accident and the way in which it occurred. For example, you should write down the names of the individuals involved, the license plate numbers of the vehicles, the weather conditions at the time of the accident, and contact information from anyone that may have witnessed the accident.
• Seek medical attention – After a collision, you should see a doctor for a complete checkup even if you do not think you are seriously hurt. This is because a medical record can be extremely important in establishing the severity of your injuries and causation2 in the event your case becomes contested.
Contact a Dallas auto collision lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Anyone involved in a serious car collision should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss their case. To schedule a free consultation with a Dallas auto collision attorney, call Clements & Clements, Attorneys at Law today at 800-750-1126.
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