What should you do if you’ve been hit by a drunk driver?
Merrida Coxwell is a personal injury attorney and managing partner at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, based in Jackson, Mississippi.
In this interview, he explains that while the District Attorney may be pursuing criminal charges against the drunk driver, you should still hire your own civil attorney as soon as possible. The outcome of the criminal trial won’t do anything to address your losses as the victim.
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Topics covered in this interview:
0:44 – What should you do if you’re hit and injured by a drunk driver?
1:33 – Do you need to hire your own attorney if the DA is already pursuing charges against the drunk driver?
2:46 – Does the outcome of the criminal case affect the civil case?
3:49 – Should you wait until the criminal case is over to contact your own civil attorney?
5:01 – Can evidence from the criminal trial be used against you in your civil case?