Injuries Commonly Suffered in Long Beach Drunk Driving Accidents
While nearly 30 million American have admitted to driving intoxicated, and drunk driving accidents kill 27 people per day, it’s an undeniable fact that drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. With roughly 1 million DUI arrests per year, law enforcement does its best to protect the public from drunk drivers. With as many as 1 thousand DUI arrests per day, the city of Long Beach is no exception.
Driving a car under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an innately reckless behavior that can often end in disaster. People who ignore these inherent dangers and drive drunk regardless are knowingly putting both themselves and the greater public in danger. Driving under the influence can cause property damage, injury, and even death. Some of the most commonly suffered injuries from drunk driving are:
- Broken bones
- Brain contusions
- Skull fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Tears and Sprains
- Severe bruising
Many injuries resulting from drunk driving accidents are caused by the physical impact of the vehicle or interior of the car involved. The damage of drunk driving accidents goes beyond physical injuries, though. Many people have also suffered PTSD, anxiety, and other psychological illnesses as a result. Mental illness can be just as painful and rigorous to recover from as physical injuries.
These injuries can be painful, time consuming, and costly. In the process of recovery, many victims incur copious medical bills, physical therapy sessions, and other costly or time-consuming consequences. Having an experienced drunk driving attorney can help you receive compensation for your drunk driving accident. If the drunk driver who injured you was uninsured or under-insured, receiving compensation for damages can be a very tedious and time-consuming activity.
Some drivers have Uninsured Motorist (UM) protection on their insurance policy, but in California it is not a requirement to have UM protection. Receiving compensation for a drunk driving accident caused by an uninsured motorist, or a driver whose policy does not fully cover the damages can be a very difficult process without the help of a lawyer. If you, or someone you know has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, or have any other inquiries about criminal or traffic law, please contact the experienced lawyers at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV. We can be reached at (888) 454-5569.