If a drunk driver caused the wreck, injuring you or those you love, we are here to help.
An important part of true justice involves holding the drunken driver accountable.
Make no mistake. It was NOT a car “accident.”
No one forced the intoxicated driver to get behind the wheel, putting your life and the lives of everyone else on the road in peril.
DUI accidents involve grossly negligent behavior.
It also is a criminal offense that carries serious consequences for the impaired driver.
Indeed, if drunk driving results in a fatality or serious injuries to another (serious bodily injury), that may be indicted as a felony offense in the State of North Carolina.
If you are looking for an experienced attorney, Danny Glover would like to help.
Danny has over 26 years of practical courtroom experience handling personal injury cases, including fighting for the legal rights of DUI accident victims.
In fact, he’s a former President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).
Contact Danny today for a free case evaluation.
Justice for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
If you are the victim of drunk driving, first, our hearts go out to you.
We are terribly sorry you’re going through this.
Drunk Driving is not an “accident.” There is no reason the wreck had to occur.
DUI is avoidable if people act right and consider the safety of others.
The other driver’s insurance company may be responsible for more than the mere “negligence” of the at-fault driver.
A DUI accident may involve legal liability for something personal injury lawyers may refer to as Gross Negligence.
In addition to criminal penalties, there may be personal legal liability and punitive damages.
I’m a courtroom lawyer, a litigator. I help victims of drunk driving accidents. I’ve seen the carnage such irresponsible behavior can cause to families – Danny Glover, OBX Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
We handle civil claims involving negligence on a contingency fee basis.
That means we only receive legal fees if we are successful in obtaining a settlement or verdict.
What should I do if I am involved in a drunk driving accident?
If you are a victim and have been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, it is important to hold the drunk driver accountable.
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), there are more than 10,00 drunk driving deaths on an annual basis.
Indeed, estimated traffic deaths in 2021 were the highest they’ve been in fifteen years!
The plague of drunk driving is getting worse, not better.
Do NOT Wait – Go to the Doctor
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important that you seek medical attention right away – even if you don’t think you are seriously injured.
Don’t try to tough it out or muscle through your injuries.
Often, injuries from car accidents are not immediately apparent.
A delay in seeking treatment can complicate your health condition and make it more difficult to recover compensation for your injuries and accident-related losses.
Gather Proof and Collect Evidence
If you are able, take pictures of the accident scene and get the contact information for any witnesses to make part of the insurance claim.
You will also want to get the other driver’s insurance information.
Be sure to get the name of the insurance company, the policy number, and the name of the insured of the drunk driver’s insurance company.
You should also get any other driver’s contact information who may have been involved in the automobile accident, including their name, address, phone number, and email address.
They could be an important witness in a personal injury lawsuit.
Part of making a claim of damages includes gathering proof/documentation of:
All medical treatment related to the accident should be documented, including ambulance bills, hospitalization, prescriptions, physical therapy, and any other out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Lost Wages and Economic Damages
You may be able to recover lost wages if you had to miss work because of your injuries.
This can be proven with things like pay stubs, tax returns, and employment verification.
If you are unable to return to work or have to take a lower-paying job because of your injuries, you may be entitled to lost earning capacity damages.
This is different than lost wages and is meant to compensate you for the earnings you would have made had you not been injured.
Pain and Suffering – Emotional Distress
Pain and suffering are intangible losses that the car accident caused can be more difficult to prove.
However, they can have a significant impact on your life and may be an important aspect of the legal process.
You may be able to recover damages for the physical pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injuries.
You may also be able to recover emotional distress damages, which can include things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Police Reports – Accident Reports
If the police responded to the accident, they will ordinarily create a report, whether that takes the form of a Police Report, Officer Summary, Police Officer Narrative, or Accident Report.
An Accident Report may be helpful to your case.
It will document the location of the accident, the weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle damage, and other important information.
If you have any witnesses to the accident, you will want to get their contact information and statement about what they saw.
Their testimony may be crucial to your case.
Be aware that anything people post on social media, including pictures and comments, may be used as evidence both in civil court and criminal court.
That applies as much to the at-fault driver as it does to victims of drunk driving accidents and any other vehicles involved.
You should avoid posting anything about the accident or your injuries on social media.
Photographs, Videos, Drawings, and Diagrams
In addition to taking photographs of the accident scene, you should also take pictures of your injuries.
You should do this as soon as possible after the accident, while your injuries are still fresh.
If you have visible injuries, make sure to take close-up pictures as well as pictures of the overall injuries.
If you have any bruises, swelling, cuts, or scrapes, take close-up pictures of those too.
You should take pictures of your injuries from different angles and at different times to document the progression of your injuries.
Get Legal Advice You Can Trust
After you have been involved in a car accident, it is important that you seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney with substantial experience handling drunk driving claims.
Danny Glover is an experienced personal injury attorney who represents clients injured in car accidents, including drunk driving accidents.
He has a proven track record of success.
Danny Glover will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact Danny Glover today for a free consultation.
Do NOT apologize for the wreck
Drunk driving is a serious offense with potentially deadly consequences.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, it is important to hold the drunk driver accountable and not blame yourself.
Innocent comments such as “I wish I’d seen them sooner” or “I don’t know if I could have done anything to avoid the accident” could seriously and adversely affect your claim for damages.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), drunk driving fatalities have increased substantially since 2021.
In North Carolina, it is estimated that one person is killed every day in a drunk driving accident.
If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver – Danny Glover Jr., Personal Injury Attorney
A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options and ensure that your rights are protected.
Danny Glover is a drunk driving accident lawyer who has represented many victims of drunk drivers.
He knows the ins and outs of the insurance claim process and can help you get the compensation you deserve
You Have Legal Rights and Options
DUI may open up the other driver to a civil case for punitive damages and possibly subject them to individual liability for your personal injury case.
Insurance claims in North Carolina are relatively complicated. DUI victims may have coverage under the UM or UIM parts of your insurance – Danny Glover, OBX Personal Injury Lawyer
Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits – How Do They Work?
Litigation and filing a formal civil claim for damages is not always required; but, if the insurance company fails to proceed in good faith, your lawyer should be willing to file suit if necessary.
“I am a courtroom lawyer. We’re not afraid to take a case to trial and argue it to a jury. I’ve found the settlement process tends to be more fruitful when plaintiffs’ lawyers have trial skills that come from years of practical courtroom experience – Danny Glover, OBX Car Crash Lawyer
Filing a Lawsuit – Filing Suit – Litigation in North Carolina
The decision to file a lawsuit is one that should not be made lightly.
You will be entrusting your case to an attorney, and you will be asking that attorney to devote significant time and resources to pursuing your claim.
To successfully sue, the process of filing suit also requires that you, the client, make a number of decisions that will likely have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
You should discuss these decisions with your lawyer, and you should make sure that you understand the options available to you and the likely consequences of each option before making any decisions.
Discovery – Investigate and Gather Evidence
A lawyer will help you investigate the accident to find out who was really at fault.
If the drunk driver was not the only one responsible, you may be able to receive compensation from another party as well for your medical care and property damage.
Your attorney will also work to gather evidence that prove the other driver was intoxicated.
This may include obtaining surveillance footage from the police officer’s BWC – Body Worn Camera, speaking to witnesses, and getting the results of the drunk driver’s blood alcohol test.
Compensation – Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
You should not have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s negligence or gross negligence, as the case may be.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, including punitive damages.
An experienced drunk driving accident lawyer will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
What are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are designed to punish the drunk driver for their actions and to deter others from driving while intoxicated.
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages.
To learn more about your legal rights and options after being injured in a drunk driving accident, contact OBX Accident Lawyer Danny Glover today for a free consultation.
Danny Glover – Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer – OBX Outer Banks
Drunk driving accidents are all too common, and they often result in serious injuries or even death.
Danny Glover is an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer who has represented numerous clients injured by drunk drivers.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact Danny Glover today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Danny will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.