Injured By A Drunk Driver? Rhode Island Personal Injury Car Accident Tips

July 2nd, 2020

Do you know what to do if a drunk driver causes personal injuries to you over the Fourth
of July? This is Attorney Mike Bottaro and over the years we have helped many RI and
MA car accident victims of drunk driving. We offer 24/7 free consultations by text or
call. So, what do you do after a car accident involving a drunk driver?

What Do I Do After A Rhode Island or Massachusetts Car Accident Caused By A
Drunk Driver?

For many years, our firm has represented many drunk driving victims and we proudly
support MADD and similar groups. From our experience, after being involved in a
crash, stay calm. Call 911 first. If you are able to get safely out of traffic, do so. If you
can exit and take photos of both cars, do so. Avoid speaking to the other driver.
When help arrives, clearly explain what happened. If you have any pain or discomfort
at all, be sure to document that by telling the first responders, such as fire or police.
Seek medical attention immediately, including by ambulance if you are in pain.
Document all areas of your body that are injured.

Once finished with the emergency room, call or text me! At The Bottaro Law Firm, we
are here for you, 24.7.

Avoid speaking to ANY insurance company. We know what to say and what not to say.

As far as being the victim of a drunk driver, we can help with communications with the
police department and attorney general office. There are details and forms to complete,
along with deadlines. We can also help ensure your car gets repaired.

When it comes to pursuing drunk drivers and standing up for your personal injury rights,
myself and our team take our job very seriously.

It is extremely important to contact our firm as soon as possible so we can investigate,
preserve evidence, and complete paperwork, in addition to providing the advice and
comfort you may need.

How Can I Avoid Drinking And Driving Over The Fourth of July?

As the region’s premier personal injury law firm, we see a lot of car accidents caused by
intoxicated drivers.

All of us at The Bottaro Law Firm are committed to giving back to our community and
continuing to educate our community about the dangers of drinking and driving. Some
wise choices include:

  1. Ride share apps: mobile applications such as Uber, Lyft, etc. allow you to
    quickly and conveniently order a ride home for a fee.
  2. Local taxi services: there are many local taxi services that you can call and
    order for a fee that will help you get home safe.
  3. Ride home with a loved one: if you are too intoxicated to drive you can always
    ask a loved one or a friend for a ride home. Asking for a ride home is one of the
    most courageous acts you can perform. Asking for a ride also alerts others to
    your situation who may be able to help.
  4. Stay over-night: don’t be afraid to ask your host if you can stay to sober up.
    Rhode Island social host laws may impose a duty on your host to ensure you
    don’t drive drunk.

It’s Good to Know Mike Bottaro – 24/7 Top Rated Legal Help

At the Bottaro Law Firm, we handle drunk driving car accident cases and all types of
personal injury cases every day.  Honesty. Integrity. Results.  Our experienced legal
team is here to fight for your rights. Contact us in any method you prefer 24/7 for a fast,
free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call: 401-777-7777 or fill out
our free and confidential online form.