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Spinal Cord Injury Statistics from Car Crashes Caused by Drunk Drivers


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1/28/2012
Carolyn Smith
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A spinal cord injury, statistics indicate, is more common in car accidents resulting from those driving under the influence. If you have become the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault and you are facing the burden of a serious spinal cord injury, an Atlanta car accident attorney can financially help you for the future. 

Approximately 36 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of an automobile accident, and, on average, drivers with a BAC of .10 or higher are 7 times more likely to be involved in fatal car accidents. 

Even a relatively low BAC can still constitute increased risk. For instance, if a 160-pound individual consumed 2 beers in 1 hour (1 drink per hour is generally equivalent to a .02 BAC, depending on the weight and other factors), he or she would have roughly, a .04 BAC. This is under the legal limit and wouldn’t technically constitute a DUI or DWI charge, but that person is still 1.4 times more likely to cause an accident than someone who hadn’t had anything to drink.

The high risks of drinking and driving and the high costs of long-term injuries like those inflicted upon the spinal cord create a perfect storm for unsuspecting collision victims. 

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

After serious car crashes caused by drunk drivers, you and your family may be dealing with the grief of internal bleeding or other serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!

The personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Shane Smith are lawyers that get it; we know the frustration our clients are experiencing when dealing with insurance companies. 

Many of our clients don’t know how to hire a lawyer, so we offer 2 FREE guides, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information pertaining to spinal cord injury statistics, how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by drunk driving accidents, and how a spinal cord injury lawyer can benefit your claim. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.



Category: DUI Victims

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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