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When an Atlanta DUI Accident Victim Goes Into a Coma

A woman recently was hit by a drunk driver which put her into a coma, from which she has not yet awoken. Sadly, this situation is not unique. Many Fulton County DUI accident victims are seriously injured and stay in comas for days, weeks, and sometimes months after being injured by intoxicated drivers. 

Fighting for Their Lives

The fact is, not every victim of a drunk driving accident is killed. Many victims survive the crash, but suffer debilitating injuries: head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. For victims who wake up from comas, they often find their lives are forever changed.

While some victims may be able to return to the life they once knew after only a few months of rehabilitation, others may need years of rehabilitation. Some victims may suffer for a lifetime—enduring pain, physical disabilities, and financial costs of their new lives.

Although financial costs may pale in comparison to the disabling injuries a Georgia DUI accident victim endures, finances are still something a victim and his family needs to face. When a drunk driver causes a victim serious injuries, that victim should have an experienced lawyer fighting to get the maximum financial recovery possible. 

Fighting for Their Recovery

Victims and their families need significant financial support to ensure the victim has the resources for as much rehabilitation and medical help as he needs. This may be needed so that the victim can walk, talk, eat, or perhaps even breathe on his or her own again. An Atlanta DUI accident victim attorney can work for you so that your injured loved one can focus on making strides during rehabilitation, and your family members can be there to help and support your loved one in any way. 

For many, it is a great victory when an injured loved one wakes up from a coma. However, the struggle doesn’t end there. Often, victims still suffer and fight daily for their lives. When it comes to an unexpected injury, victims not only deal with their physical pain, but also the emotional trauma of not being able to earn a living, care for themselves, or do the things they once did.

Drunk drivers should be held accountable for causing terrible pain and suffering to DUI accident victims and their families. A skilled and compassionate Atlanta injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help. Call us today at 770-HURT-999 for a free, confidential case consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia