Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible For a Drunk Driving Injury

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Every vehicle driver carries a great responsibility. Every driver is responsible for his or her own safety as well as the safety of their passengers and other drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians on the road. Just think about how that momentary lapse of attention by an intoxicated motorist can result in a catastrophic drunk driving injury along with property damages.

While common sense may tell us it's not wise to drink and driver, numerous drivers continue to operate their vehicles when intoxicated.

Impaired Judgement

Alcohol impairs our judgement and even the most well-intentioned drivers can end up getting behind the wheel to drive themselves home after a night out partying.

The state has implemented stiff legislation in an attempt to discourage this behavior and anti-drunk advocacy groups have created educational programs to try to ensure that drivers are aware of the dangers of drunk driving and causing a drunk driving injury.

Traumatic Injuries

Did you know that drunk driving crashes are the leading cause of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

There are two kinds of TBI that can result from a drunk driving injury:

1. Closed Head Injury

This occurs when the head violently hits an external object. The object doesn't penetrate the skull.

2. Penetrating Head Injury

This injury occurs when the object does pierce the skull, damaging the brain tissue.

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are not necessarily dramatic. TBI's can involve conditions as unremarkable as a straight forward headache.

Other warning signs of TBI that could occur a little white after an accident include seizures, confusion, nausea, depressions, irritability, change in personality and other cognitive, behavioral and emotional problems.

While the symptoms of TBI can be fairly subtle, the effects of a drunk driving injury are anything but subtle. The consequences of this kinds of injury can range from a mild concussion to permanent cognitive, emotional, behavioral and permanent impairments, paralysis, seizure disorders, death and coma.

The Results of Drunk Driving

Many say that American roadways will never be free of drunk drivers unless self-driving technology becomes the norm and cars will no longer require human drivers. While technology is getting there, it's not quite there yet.

In the meantime, we're faced with too many drunk driving victims needing costly medical care. We're also faced with families struggling to make ends meet after the death of their primary income provider. Drunk drivers can and must be held responsible.

Do You Need Help Claiming for Your Drunk Driving Injury?

At the Clore Law Group, we assist injured drunk driving accident victims and family members of deceased drunk driving victims seek justice and compensation.

Every accident is different and every drunk driving injury claim is different. If an intoxicated driver harms another driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist, passenger or bicyclist due to illegally operating a car under the influence of alcohol, the driver can be held liable for damages and injuries.

Victims can seek claims for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income due to being unable to work, wrongful death and other types of remunerations. Talk to a lawyer today at 843-722-8070.

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