According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,597 people were killed in United States traffic accidents in December 2010. Of those, 775 deaths involved alcohol-impaired drivers.
Georgia's Driving Under the Influence Laws are complex. Clayton county DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.
Victims who are seriously injured clearly should receive immediate medical attention. However, victims whose injuries are less severe or who do not feel any immediate accident effects should also receive a medical consultation after an accident. Internal injuries may not be readily apparent. Medical advice and treatment plans should be followed. Failure to follow medically recommended treatment plans can complicate a legal case and reduce the likelihood that a victim will recover full financial compensation.
If you have questions about Georgia DUI laws, get the answers in Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith's book, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.