When car crashes caused by drunk drivers leave victims with permanent injuries, everything about that victim’s life can change: their expectations, ambitions, plans, and even the details that surround their daily routines and everyday lives.
One moment’s irresponsibility on the part of a drunk driver – the decision to get in the car and drive – can reverberate throughout the entire lifetime of the victim who suffers. When that happens, it’s time to call a lawyer. When it happens to you, in Georgia, you need an Atlanta car accident attorney.
How Spinal Injuries Occur in Car Crashes Caused by Drunk Drivers
Most spinal cord damage is the result of something – either metal or bone fragments, usually – cutting into the spine. When the spine is compressed, stretched, or twisted, damage can also occur. In its less severe incarnation, we know this as "whiplash": when the head or neck is snapped forward and then quickly backward, or abnormally twisted during the course of an accident.
The injury to the spinal cord disrupts the synapses between the brain and the rest of the body, and oftentimes, a complete injury to the spinal cord will cause loss of sensation and movement everywhere below the location of the injury.
Spinal cord injury statistics indicate that spinal trauma is most common among males between the ages of 15 and 35 and that fatalities are most common in younger children.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car crash that was caused by a drunk driver, and the result was a spinal cord injury, a lawyer may be able to help. A lawyer will pursue a personal injury claim against the driver and any other responsible parties, including the facility that dispensed the alcohol if it was clear that he or she was already drunk and was preparing to drive.
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 injuries, 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 spinal cord injury lawyers at Shane Smith Law 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 – (980) 246-2656