What to do if hit by a drunk driver?

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Have you been hit by a drunk driver? More than 9,000 people are killed or injured on Britain’s roads every year according to the statistics from the Department of Transport. With 620 reports of drink driving reported in Southwest England alone. Driving over the legal limit(22 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath) in Scotland is against the law. Sadly, people still do it, posing a danger to anyone else in the surrounding areas.

Alcohol directly affects the functioning of the brain; causing it to operate at a reduced level, which is too dangerous for driving. Drinking alcohol also causes:

  • Reduced reactions
  • Limited hand-eye coordination
  • Impaired nervous symptoms
  • Causes light-headedness
  • It increases confidence; drivers should always be cautious on the roads.

Around 85,000 people are convicted of drink driving offences in the UK every year, with drinking overall going up by 40% in December.

Hit by a drunk driver? 

Drink driving is a criminal offence. If hit by a drunk driver, they are likely to face a hefty charge due to the seriousness of the offence committed. As a pedestrian, you are more likely to face more serious injuries than any other road user; due to the lack of external protection pedestrians possess. In some cases, you may have been hit by a drunk driver who has fled the scene of the accident; in that case, you can claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau. Click here if you would like to find out more about pedestrian hit and run accidents.

We understand that being hit by a drunk driver, especially during Christmas can be extremely stressful and traumatising. Careless and dangerous driving should never be ignored; therefore, you deserve the best possible compensation for your injuries. You can claim for your injuries in three easy steps

  1. Make sure that everyone is safe and call any emergency services if it is necessary.
  2. Gather as much evidence as you can. We advise that the more evidence you can provide, the more likely you are to get higher compensation for your case. Evidence to include:
  • Photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including pictures of your injuries.
  • Witness reports
  • CCTV footage
  • Potential dashcam footage.
  1. Call us now and make a claim. We will ensure you get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way. We will ensure that you come out with the best possible outcome, enabling you to come back to your daily life in no time.

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We know the process thoroughly and can offer free consultations to see how much compensation you may get for your case. We will ensure that you come out with the best possible outcome for your Personal Injury case. Our mission is to guarantee a positive experience and reasonable compensation for the damage you have faced.

Contact us now. On Your Side, Scotland can offer you free advice and consultations. We can help you on a no-win-no-fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees.

Contact us today by phoning 0141 648 4428, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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