Although distracted driving is a primary cause of accidents on the road, drunk driving remains a significant threat to motorists and pedestrians on Georgia roads. Unfortunately, police officers continue to see drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs operating their cars dangerously. Even though many drunk drivers continue to be arrested and cited, another person always makes a wrong decision to get behind the wheel of a car and drive impaired.
It’s scary to think about just how many impaired motorists are on the roads at a given time. Sadly, many people’s lives have changed for the worse because someone else decided to drive drunk.
The Harm that Occurs from Drunk Drivers
There are many outcomes for victims who are hit by drunk drivers. Some people walk away with minor injuries, but most Georgia drunk driving victims end up with serious injuries and living in constant pain. Sadly, some victims suffer permanent disabilities or even die as a result.
Some different outcomes for victims include:
- Broken arms
- Broken legs
- Broken hips
- Broken ribs
- Fractured femur
- Shattered pelvis
- Inability to walk again
- Permanent disabilities
- Traumatic brain injury
Some of these injuries often result in multiple surgeries to attempt to reconstruct a pelvis, replace a hip, or repair a femur, among other treatments. These surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapies, and rehabilitations quickly add up.
If your injuries required medical care that resulted in expensive medical bills, you need to seek legal advice from an experienced Peachtree City accident attorney at Shane Smith Law at (770) 487-8999 today.