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Suffering Internal Bleeding from GA Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers (Part B)

Car accidents caused by drunk drivers that result in the accident victim suffering from internal bleeding are often serious, but when we think of “internal bleeding,” we often think of an accident of explosive proportions, when, in fact, internal bleeding can be caused by almost any kind of collision, even those that – to us – seem less grave.

Because internal bleeding is hard to gauge by external symptoms alone, it’s important to know what symptoms you should be on the lookout for: 
  • pain and inflammation;
  • strange or unexplained mental functioning (repeating the same thing over and over again, blurred vision, nausea) after trauma to the head;
  • weakness, dizziness or shortness of breath after trauma to the abdomen;
  • bruising;
  • blood in the urine;
  • a loss of the range of movement; and
  • sensation of perception changes, such as a loss of sensation or unexplained tingling. 
An Atlanta car accident attorney can explore additional options for financial recovery on your behalf, such as dram shop liability, which allows injured victims to hold accountable the bars, restaurants, liquor stores or even event hosts that distributed alcohol to a clearly inebriated person who they knew was going to be driving. 

Dram shop liability laws and others like them exist to protect people from being disenfranchised by accidents that were caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. In many personal injury cases, the personal injury attorney may have a long, uphill battle before he or she can demonstrate the responsibility – or, in legal terms, the “liability” – of the defendant. 

In the case of drunk driving accidents, however, that burden is mitigated by the evidence collected from the police reports that show the driver was intoxicated and should not have been behind the wheel. 

If you’ve been involved in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver that left you with internal bleeding or any other kind of injury, reach out to a car accident lawyer who can help.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

After serious car accidents 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 who 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 on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by drunk driving accidents and how an Atlanta car accident attorney can benefit your claim. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 1-770-487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia