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Drunk driving is a hazard across the entire country, and the roads in North Carolina are no exception. In 2017, there were 11,342 drunk driving related crashes in North Carolina, which caused 368 fatalities. These accidents also caused 7,922 injuries. Even though wrecks attributable to drunk or intoxicated driving are frequent in this state, many people do not know what they need to do if they are involved in an accident with an intoxicated driver.
Being able to see a drunk driver may help you prevent a collision. There are a few signs that many intoxicated drivers exhibit. These signs include swerving in and out of their lane, driving too close to the center line or shoulder, reacting slowly, tailgating, driving in the dark without lights, driving too slowly, and/or speeding up suddenly.
If you encounter a drunk driver, you need to report the driver to your local law enforcement. Reporting these drivers may prevent accidents from happening and save lives. Try to give law enforcement the best possible description of the vehicle that you can including the make, model, and color of the vehicle. If you can record the license plate information, that is also helpful.
Even when taking all the precautions, you may still find yourself in an accident with a drunk driver someday. If this happens, take the following steps:
If you have been involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver, you need to seek the counsel of the experienced car accident attorneys at Helms Bennett, P.A. today. We will ensure your rights are protected and get you the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and damages.Back to all blog posts