Any time you use the roads, you place your safety in the hands of other drivers. No matter how careful you are, you can’t control the actions of everyone else on the road. Drunk drivers create a hazard for all of us. Not even celebrities are immune from the dangers of drunk drivers.
On Friday night, local musician Macklemore became the most recent celebrity victim of a drunk driver when a pickup truck crossed the centerline on a Whidbey Island road and stuck the singer’s car head-on. Amazingly, Macklemore himself was not seriously injured, although at least one of his passengers suffered a cut to the head.
Any time a person in involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, it is essential that you cooperate with the police, and make sure that all of the important information is preserved. This includes photos of the cars and the scene and contact information for all witnesses.
Also, even if you seem to be ok after a crash with a drunk driver, like Macklemore, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor. Often, injuries from a car wreck can take days or even weeks to develop. A visit to a doctor can help rule out serious injuries and give you peace of mind. And if there is something wrong you can start treating it right away.
Finally, its always a good idea to consult with a personal injury lawyer anytime you are involved in an incident with a drunk driver. Even if they don’t have insurance, it may be possible to get a recovery for your injuries if the claim is handled right.
We at the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin are glad that Macklemore wasn’t seriously injured in this car accident, but we know the importance of making sure you have the right insurance coverage, and that you talk to the right personal injury lawyer after an accident.
Be safe out there.