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Four Ways to Damage Your Boca Raton DUI Injury Claim

You were in an accident with a drunk driver in Boca Raton. You have a right to be angry. It's not your fault that someone made a bad choice and slammed into your car. You never asked to be injured, but in one single moment your entire life changed. You have a right to want justice.

It seems obvious that when a drunk driver causes an accident that he should be found at fault. Unfortunately, the victims of these accidents often say or do things that prevent drunk drivers from being held responsible for the injuries they cause.  Here are four things that you should never say after a Boca Raton DUI car crash:

  1. The other driver is drunk - It is unwise to say the driver was intoxicated until he or she has been charged and found guilty.
  2. I'm not injured and I don't need to see a doctor - Every accident victim should see a doctor and learn the warning signs of hidden injuries. These injuries can cost you thousands of dollars later. If you do not see a doctor within 14 days of the accident, you lose some of your insurance benefits.
  3. I'm not going to press charges - You may change your mind once you've had time to consider the matter.
  4. I don't need a lawyer - Victims of drunk drivers rarely get full compensation without the assistance of an experienced Boca Raton car accident lawyer.

 

For more Florida car accident dos and don'ts, request a free copy of Boca Raton accident attorney David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim.  To schedule a free consultation, contact David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.

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Since 1980, Attorney David Glatthorn has been serving the residents of West Palm Beach. He works in many areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, slip and fall injuries, workplace injuries and many others. Attorney Glatthorn is known for his dedication and experience. If you were injured due to another person's negligence, call David Glatthorn Law today.