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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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How Drunk Drivers Cause Personal Injuries

by Lillian Wheeler

Drunk driving is a serious crime for a reason. Drunk drivers can cause serious injuries when they are in accidents, and the results can be devastating for you if you are the victim in the situation. You are not alone if you have been injured by a drunk driver, and you may have a solid personal injury case.

So, what should you do if you are injured by a drunk driver?

What Types of Injuries Do Drunk Drivers Cause?

Drunk drivers cause many injuries, some of which are very serious. These injuries can impact your life in a very serious way, and they could even prevent you from working in the future. Common injuries caused by drunk drivers include:

  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Permanent or temporary disability
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Bruises and cuts
  • Dental injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Limb injuries and amputations

No matter the injuries you experience, you should see a doctor right away. A doctor's diagnosis and treatment can help you win your case.

Why Are Drunk Drivers Responsible?

Drunk drivers are responsible for your injuries because they decided to recklessly take your life (and the lives of others on the road) into their own hands by driving drunk. The law holds them accountable, and you can hold them accountable too in civil court. Even if the driver was acquitted in criminal court, you may still have a personal injury case. The requirements for finding somebody responsible in a personal injury case are less severe, which means that you may still have a solid shot at a judgment in your favor. On the other side of the spectrum, make sure that you don't become overconfident if the other party was found guilty in criminal court. A personal injury case could be different.

Why Do You Have to Fight?

You may find that you have to fight another party because you are not being treated fairly. Insurance companies and the other party may claim that you were the one at fault for the injuries you experienced, for example. You should also be able to recover financial damages in court. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and more. In some cases, you can also recover punitive damages that the judge will determine as a punishment for the other party.

There are many reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer. If you are the victim of a drunk driver's accident, you have options for moving forward. Speak with local lawyers to learn more about establishing your case.