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Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving Accidents

Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer.

Georgia DUI Accident Attorney

Driving any vehicle can be very dangerous especially if you do not follow safe driving tips. However, it can be doubly dangerous if you drink and drive. Drunk driving is like putting yourself in double jeopardy since you will literally put your life in danger, as chances of encountering vehicle accidents increase when you are under the influence of alcohol.

Many reports and studies have already proven that drunk driving has caused many accidents most of which are fatal. A victim of a drunk driving accident may survive the crash. However, in worst-case scenarios, which usually happen, the victim may experience either serious injuries or death. Here is a quick list of the possible injuries caused by drunk driving accidents.

External Wounds and Bruises

These may be one of two of the most benign and simplest injuries that can be caused by drunk driving accidents. The victim of a DUI accident would of be very lucky if these are the only injuries that he or she can acquire from such accident. These injuries may heal in a few days, weeks, or months, depending on the gravity of the injuries.

Burns

Another type of injury that may be acquired from drunk driving accidents would be burns. Burns may be classified as first, second, or third degree burns with first-degree burn causing the least damage. These may be healed with burn ointments or by having a hospitalization as needed. Regarding long term effects, burns may have lasting effects, which rests on the type of burn acquired, the coverage of the burn, as well as the skin type of the victim. Some skin types are prone to scarring and Keloids.

Fractures and/or Amputations

These are the other possible injuries that may be obtained by people who are involved in drunk driving. Depending on the severity of the fracture, this injury may heal within a few months and look like it was not injured at all or it can also heal quite longer with lasting side effects internally and externally. However, it may also lead to amputation in worst cases. People involved in drunk driving accidents are prone to fractures and/or amputations especially if their body is hit with extreme force on a hard object. It can also be caused by the body being pressed like sandwich between the metal parts of the vehicle. If you are driving a motorcycle, it may be caused by an impact from being thrown off your vehicle. Fractures and amputations may be debilitating and may affect the lifestyle or work of a victim.

Internal Organ Damage

This injury may be as light as bruises internally, but it can also be as severe as life threatening damages. Internal organ damage may happen if a person is involved in an accident such as a collision or a crash. People with internal organ damage may still be healed with medication while others may need surgery to survive. Most often, this kind of injury will have a lasting effect on the health of the person, which may lead to continuous medical attention.

Call today, to speak with an Atlanta drunk driving accident attorney at Zeribe Law Offices.