According to some estimates, hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year by drunk drivers. When people who are under the influence of alcohol get behind the wheel, they put everyone at risk. Alcohol can affect your judgment, your depth perception, reaction time, and vision in ways that are extremely detrimental to the safe operation of a vehicle. Unfortunately, people continue to engage in this extremely dangerous behavior, sometimes causing serious accidents. In addition to incurring criminal liability, drunk drivers who injure others can be sued by the people injured by their actions. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to holding drunk drivers responsible, and strive to get our clients the maximum compensation available by law.
Governor’s Office Announces “Operation Zero Tolerance”
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia law enforcement will work together from August 15th to September 1st in campaign to catch drunk drivers. Holidays like Labor Day often involve food and drink, and often people do not consider alternative forms of transportation when attending holiday parties. As a result, the number of drunk drivers on the road tends to increase around holidays, often with disastrous consequences to innocent victims. Among the injuries that can be caused by drunk driving accidents are:
Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
These and other injuries that people can sustain in car wrecks caused by drivers who are impaired have the potential to result in significant medical expenses and loss of quality of life. In some cases, victims may sustain injuries that affect them for years. Fortunately, Georgia law allows people injured by drunk drivers to recover for their losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Because these legal actions can be complicated, it is advisable to file any legal claim alleging personal injury with the assistance of an attorney.
Contact a Corinth personal injury attorney for a free consultation
The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are committed to helping people injured by drunk drivers recover. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.