DWI Rollover Crash Damages 4 Parked Vehicles
According to a KSAT News report, a driver was arrested for drunk driving after he rolled his vehicle, crashing into parked vehicles early Wednesday morning.
Police reported that the accident happened on St. Mary’s Street and Jones Avenue downtown at around 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The 25-year-old male driver was speeding on Jones Avenue when he lost control of his car while making a left turn. He hit a parked vehicle, making him roll over and hit 3 other cars. All 4 vehicles were damaged, but the driver was not hurt. He was evaluated at the scene and arrested on DWI charges.
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What To Do If Someone Damaged Your Parked Vehicle in San Antonio
Very few things can mess up your day like walking out of the grocery store and finding out that someone hit your parked car. Okay, so what do you do when you encounter this scenario?
Well, it depends. There are two main categories of accidents involving parked cars. One category is when the driver leaves a note with their contact information. The other is a hit-and-run when the driver does not leave a note. Let’s take a look at what to do in both scenarios.
What To Do When the Driver Leaves a Note
It’s not exactly reassuring to find out that the driver who mangled your fender left you a crumpled old receipt with their contact info scribbled on it. But it’s better than nothing. When you encounter this scenario, follow these steps:
- Call the Driver – Confirm the driver’s contact information is correct and gather their insurance information if it wasn’t on the note.
- Call the Police – Any San Antonio accident involving property damage or injury should be reported to the police ASAP. It’s also helpful for an insurance settlement to have a police report.
- Talk to Witnesses and Look for Cameras – Check around the accident for anyone who might have seen it. Parking lots can have security cameras as well. Look for any that may have captured your accident and make a note of them.
- Contact Your Insurance and Report the Accident – Contacting your insurance company immediately increases your chances of getting your claim dealt with sooner.
What To Do When They Don’t Leave a Note
Hit-and-run accidents are handled the same as the previous scenario, except you obviously can’t contact the driver. Your uninsured motorist property damage coverage should pay for the damage to your vehicle. For your insurance claim, you should take plenty of pictures of any damage before getting your vehicle repaired.
If the police find the driver, but they do not have insurance (which is common for hit-and-run cases), then your uninsured motorist property damage coverage would also apply.
What To Do If You Were Injured
If you or a passenger were injured inside the parked vehicle when it was hit, contact the personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw. Having a personal injury attorney advocating for you is the best way to ensure you get all the compensation legally owed to you.
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