Ways to Obtain A Recovery to Cover Medical Costs from a Georgia DUI Car Accident.
Even though virtually everyone is familiar with the public service announcements (PSAs) on the radio and television that remind us all, “if you and drink and drive, everyone loses,” not everyone applies this knowledge to their personal lives. Even during the holiday seasons and summer holidays when these messages are played over and over, many innocent victims experience a drunk driving accident throughout Georgia.
Drinking alcohol, even a single drink, lowers inhibition, clouds judgment and makes people throw care out the window. When someone drinks alcohol, regardless of the quantity, and they are behind the wheel, a drunk driving car accident can happen at any time. When people have consumed alcohol, even under the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level, it can increase the chances of an accident because drivers may exhibit more risky behaviors including:
- Slower reaction times
- Disregarding traffic lights and signs
- Not watching out for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing intersections.
Victims of a drunk driving car accident have their lives changed forever. Your Newnan PI attorney understands that your first priority is to make sure your injuries are treated in the short and long-term. However, our experience also teaches us that during the recovery process, dealing with insurance adjustors who are quick to offer settlements that do not include a fair financial settlement is also something to deal with immediately after a Newnan drunk driving accident. Your PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will help you get the financial settlement you deserve, not what the insurance company believes their defendant shout pay!
Your Georgia PI Attorney Helps You Obtain What You are Financially Entitled to From Your Drunk Driving Accident in Atlanta
Say you are a delivery man for a local office supply store and your truck gets hit and you suffer severe injuries from the drunk driving crash. Since you were injured in the course of employment, you might be able to have workers’ compensation pick up some of your medical bills. If the drunk driver has automobile insurance, but the coverage limits are insufficient to cover all of your immediate and long-term bills, your Newnan PI attorney will determine if workers’ compensation can cover additional bills.
Since most Georgia drunk driving accidents severely injury victims like you, your PI attorney will make sure you have a complete medical evaluation. If you cannot perform your job because of a permanent disability, through a physical injury or a mental disability causde by a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to apply for Social Security disability benefits. Your PI attorney may also be able to see if you are able to take advantage of re-training programs and/or financial compensation from the state or federal crime victim’s fund.
Contacting an Newnan Personal Injury attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will make sure that you are able to recover every single dollar you are legally entitled to. We take a comprehensive approach to determining your maximum award because we look at all medical (physical and emotional) and property damages along with all work and government related funds and programs. We will not rest until we are sure that we have exhausted every financial compensation avenue possible. Contact our law offices at (866) 448-8999.