Whether you’re a pedestrian or driving a car, becoming a victim of auto accidents can be devastating especially if the other driver happens to be drunk or under the influence. What are your rights as an auto accident victim? First and foremost, you have the right to medical compensation. The other driver is liable to pay for treatment for your injuries. However, it becomes a different story when you’re the one responsible for the accident like you crossed the red light at the intersection or when you crossed the street without using the pedestrian lane. The driver may face several legal issues due to the fact that he or she is under the influence, but you will also be liable if you’re responsible for the accident.
You also have the right to information, meaning that you have the right to knowing the name of the other driver and gain access to his or her insurance information to pay for the damages done to your car to your person. The other driver also has the right to information towards you because he or she may have the need to file a different case or need to hire a lawyer to help out with the issue.
In any case, DUI lawyers like us will make sure that your rights are protected throughout the proceedings.