It is a known fact that motorcycle riders are more vulnerable than drivers who are surrounded by a protective metal cage that can absorb some of the crash impact; however, that doesn’t mean that motorcyclists should pay the price following a Georgia crash with a drunk driver.
Sadly, motorcycle operators generally get ejected from their motorcycles and fly through the air upon impact. Landing on their backs, shoulders, head, knees, or front side can cause serious injuries that may even be life-threatening. Even if a motorcycle helmet ends up saving the motorcyclist’s life, head, face, and other critical injuries could occur, such as:
- Broken arms and legs
- Fractured wrist
- Back and neck injuries
- Shattered pelvis
- Internal injuries
- Broken ribs
- Spinal cord injury
- Permanent loss of function and weakness
When injuries leave an innocent motorcyclist in the hospital and dealing with months of physical therapy, or a lifetime of changes, the drunk driver should be held accountable for his or her negligent decision to get behind the wheel and drive while intoxicated. Although a criminal case is intended to punish the intoxicated driver, a civil case can help a Georgia DUI victim pursue economic justice.
If you have paid the price physically in a drunk driving crash, you deserve to get paid for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. To find out more about your rights to a financial recovery and pursuing economic justice, call a knowledgeable Peachtree City drunk driving victim attorney at Shane Smith Law today at 770.487.8999 for a free case consultation.