Your world can change within a second. Just one wrong choice by someone else can cause your life to flip upside-down without any warning. It doesn’t seem fair that you sustained serious or disabling injuries, but the drunk driver only sustained minor injuries in the wreck.
When your injuries are so bad that you cannot work as a result of the pain or the disabling injury you suffered in the crash, you are left with not only physical injuries, but also financial injuries. You may be beside yourself, faced with mounting medical bills, mortgage or rent payments, car payments and other household bills. You can’t pay your bills because you can’t work. You can’t work because you were injured by a drunk driver. This cycle can cause you unnecessary stress, hindering your healing process.
This stressful cycle can lead to a violent downward spiral that can affect every aspect of an Atlanta DUI victim’s life: personal relationships, physical health, emotional wellbeing and more. This is why DUI victims should let an experienced Atlanta DUI victim lawyer help them break the cycle and get a fair recovery.
At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, we strive to minimize your agony. While we can’t control your physical suffering, we can help with the financial stress you may be left with as a result of the crash.
Victims have rights to be compensated when injuries go beyond physical injuries, such as lost income from not being able to work. You should be recouping lost wages, medical expenses, costs for future medical procedures, future lost income and more. But, how do you know what your case may be worth?
Determining the Value of Your Case
As experienced Atlanta DUI victim lawyers, we know how to determine what your case should be worth. There are several factors to consider when deciding what settlement you should take or for what amount you should sue. We determine part of your case’s worth on similar jury verdicts that have been awarded in the same county.
Additionally, we look at the type of injury you suffered and how serious it is. While some people suffer injuries they can recover from in six months to a year, others may have suffered disabling injuries that may last a lifetime. Based on the type of injury and the severity, we look at past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages or diminished earning capacity. The duration of pain and suffering also will be considered for the case value.
For more information or to find out how much your case should be worth after suffering injuries in a Georgia drunk driving accident, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629. Request your free consultation with a knowledgeable Atlanta DUI victim lawyer to discuss your case. Also, be sure to request a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.