Drinking and driving is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous things any person can do. Drunk driving is a reprehensible behavior that puts the driver and everyone around him or her in immediate mortal danger.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one person will die in a drunk driving accident every 50 minutes, totaling 10,839 this year. One in three people will be in an alcohol-related crash in their lives, and drunk driving costs each adult US citizen about $500 per year.
If you or a family member has been injured or even killed in a Georgia drunk driving accident, you do not need more statistics to understand how dangerous and heart-breaking drunk driving can be. You have witnessed the horrors of drunk driving for yourself.
There are many common emotions that come along with being injured in a drunk driving accident:
- Feelings of Hurt
It is perfectly understandable that you will feel angry or resentful toward the drunk driver who clearly acted negligently and caused you harm. In the end, it was you who paid the price for his irresponsibility and this is not right.
Fortunately for the victims of drunk driving, there are ways you can seek justice against negligent drivers. While the criminal prosecution system is mediocre at best in dealing with these people, you have the individual legal right to seek damages against them.
The financial compensation you can earn in these cases may cover your medical bills, permanent damages, ongoing care, funeral costs, lost wages and even real instances of pain or emotional suffering. If you feel resentment toward a drunk driver, it is important to know that there is a way to take action to make things right.
For more information about your rights in these cases, call the DUI victim attorneys Georgia at Shane Smith Law Law. Your first consultation is always free and you pay nothing unless you win your case. Call us today at (980) 246-2656