When someone you love, such as your sister, was killed by a drunk driver, that person may be considered to be the only victim. However, when someone you love dies because of a criminal act, you are also considered a Georgia drunk driving victim.
Do not think for one second that you are not a victim. You are. You lost someone you care about because someone else chose to drive drugged or drunk. Allow yourself to grieve and cope with your new reality.
You may have trouble sleeping, eating or even concentrating. You may even feel numb or in a constant state of shock. Some people in these situations describe themselves as having an out-of-body experience. These feelings are normal for a victim who is trying to cope with the aftermath of a crash.
Siblings often are overlooked during traumas like these. Friends and family may send cards and flowers to the parents and offer condolences to them. However, just because you are not a parent does not mean you do not have a right to feel victimized. You lost your sibling and need sympathy and support from friends and loved ones, too.
You may be entitled to seek justice and hold the negligent driver accountable. For more information about your rights, call a Georgia DUI victim attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.