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Georgia DUI Victims Often Are Faced with Financial Worries

You may have been driving home the night a drunk driver plowed into your car and you were rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries. After days or weeks in the hospital, now you finally are going home. Although you are glad to go home, you may be stressed and anxious about your new life.

Not only will you have to adjust to your new injuries, but your family may have to adjust to a new routine. You and your family members may have to re-evaluate and change your lifestyles in order to compensate for your injury. Tasks such as going up and down stairs, taking a shower or bath by yourself, making dinner, cleaning the house, or performing other household tasks may frustrate you.

You may become overwhelmed with financial worries related to your limitations. If you can’t perform normal tasks any longer, who will do it for you? Can you afford a cleaning service, a cook, or someone to assist you? You may need to make home renovations for a wheelchair or make other adjustments to accommodate your injuries.

Financial Stresses Result after an Injury

You and your family may need to restructure the budget and finances in order to afford the help you need. Feelings of stress nearly always accompany discussing finances. Many marriages and families are distressed by an injury and the financial worries it can bring. When you are left with bills and financial stress on top of your injuries, you may begin to feel like your circumstances are not fair.

This is why you need a skilled Georgia DUI injury attorney on your side to help you seek out available resources. A lawyer can help you pursue a lawsuit to get the compensation you need and deserve. Depending on your injury, you may qualify for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. This would entitle you to ask your employer for adjustments so you can continue working, including changes to your hours, work space, responsibilities, and more. You may also qualify for rehabilitation under this Act.

An experienced lawyer who routinely has represented Georgia DUI victims can inform you of the compensation to which you may be entitled, which could make your life and rehabilitation easier. The financial damages you could gain from a lawsuit could include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to time off of work, therapy, rehabilitation, instances of pain and suffering and more.

If you are a Georgia drunk driving victim, or if you lost a loved one due to an intoxicated driver, then you should meet with an experienced lawyer today to learn about your rights to compensation for your damages. For more information, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 to request a free consultation. We can also offer you a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia