When you are driving a motor vehicle, you are in control of a two-ton apparatus, but when you are behind the wheel while under the influence, your vehicle is quickly transformed into a deadly weapon. Being involved in a car accident at any time can be a scary, anxiety-filled experience, but when the other driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, many other feelings can be involved as well. Victims of a DWI/DUI car accident often also feel angry with the intoxicated driver, and/or depressed at their bad luck and misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If a driver who was driving while under the influence hits you, then your first step, after receiving any necessary medical attention, is to get a copy of the police report and to write down everything you can remember regarding the accident. These two simple steps will greatly help your attorney in ensuring that you receive any monetary damages to which you are entitled. Although the amount of damages will depend on the extent of the damage and injuries received, you deserve to have a trusted and skillful attorney on your side fighting to try to make you whole again. Whether you have car repair bills, lost wages, hospital bills, or at worst, funeral expenses, Chester County attorney John P. Winicov is happy to represent you. Mr. Winicov will answer all of your questions regarding your case involving a DWI/DUI car accident, such as: What if I was partly to blame for the accident, but the other driver was under the influence? My loved one was killed in the accident; can I bring a suit on his/her behalf? Can I sue if I was injured as a passenger in the drunk driver's car? How can my emotional damage be quantified?
If you need an attorney for your auto accident case caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Chester County attorney John P. Winicov can help you. We will provide aggressive representation and we will handle your case with the care it deserves.