Drunk driving accidents can result in very serious injuries that cost a lot to recover from. Anyone who has been afflicted by a DDA injury should get in touch with a lawyer to determine what options they have in order to pursue compensation to help them pay their medical bills. Depending on the circumstances, a person may also be eligible to claim more than their economic damages and they may be entitled to get compensated for their intangible pain, such as the pain and suffering they endured due to the accident.
Commonly, car accidents caused by drunk drivers result in head, neck and back injuries. If the accident was more severe than a person may also face chest injuries, broken ribs, leg injuries, and bone fractures. Any sort of injury is possible after an accident and the larger the accident was, the more serious the injuries are. Getting all one’s medical tests, X-rays, and other procedures done can be very expensive. An attorney can help a person follow the legal protocol to get compensated for all their losses and pay for all these medical bills as well as their other losses.
The Alabama Department of Transportation released a fact sheet stating that a total of 5,989 drivers who were DUI were involved in accidents in 2016. The most common age group for individuals caught in drunk driving accidents was individuals between the ages of 25-29. Even though there were some females amongst these drivers who were guilty of causing drunk driving accidents, the statistics show that the accidents were predominantly caused by young males.
Drunk driving causes many accidents, injuries, and deaths regularly. To avoid getting into situations where a person must drive while they are intoxicated, here are a few precautionary measures they can follow:
Taking the above precautions will help ascertain that a person does not end up driving when they are drunk, and this can save them from a lot of legal trouble down the road. Getting caught for driving under the influence is enough to make a person face serious penalties. If they further get into an accidents, injure others, or cause the death of a person by their irresponsible behavior they will be subject to more serious consequences.
It can be traumatizing to get into an accident with a drunk driver. If a person has been hit by a drunk driver or lost a loved one due to a drunk driving accident, they should not hesitate to litigate against the guilty party through the help of an educated lawyer who can help them put their best case forward in court.