Every driver should know that driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law and that it is also extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, millions of people continually decide to get behind the wheel after drinking every year in Florida and throughout the United States. This not only results in arrests, but also in about 290,000 victims who suffered injuries in drunk driving accidents in a single year in the U.S.
At the Dolman Law Group, we believe there is no excuse for drunk driving and we are committed to standing up for the legal rights of victims injured by drunk drivers. If you sustained injuries in a drunk driving accident, call our office today for help.
Drunk Driving Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
Intoxication can slow reflexes and impair focus, which can result in serious collisions. In addition, many drunk drivers do not maintain control over the wheel and can swerve into other lanes or can even cross over the center lane, causing a head-on collision. Drunk drivers also often cause head-on collisions by driving the wrong way on a highway or one-way street.
In these serious accidents, victims can often sustain the following injuries and many more:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Crushed or broken bones
- Internal organ damage
All of the above injuries require extensive medical care and many of them can result in permanent disabilities. For example, victims of serious brain injuries can experience permanent cognitive impairments and spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
Whether you suffered severe or relatively minor injuries in a drunk driving accident, the drunk driver who was responsible deserves to be held liable for any losses you incurred. Even if the driver is charged with a crime, a criminal case generally will not provide the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional distress. For this reason, you should always call an attorney who understands how to file a claim against a drunk driver in civil court.
At Dolman Law Group, we have helped many drunk driving victims recover for their losses, so please call to discuss your case for free at 727-451-6900 today.