During the Halloween season, individuals throw parties to celebrate. Typically, alcohol is consumed at these parties. People think that they are ok to drive after they’ve had a couple of drinks, however, even one drink can affect their ability to operate a vehicle. In Florida, if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more, you are over the legal limit which is a criminal offense. Drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger but also anyone else on the road including other drivers and pedestrians. Drunk drivers can cause collisions and accidents resulting in life-threatening injuries. If you were injured by a drunk driver this Halloween, reach out to one of our qualified and dedicated Orlando Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys who can help you seek the justice you deserve.
What are the most common injuries victims suffer from drunk driving accidents?
Drunk driving accidents are one of the most dangerous types of collisions an individual could be involved in. Drunk driving accidents can cause catastrophic injuries that change or end a victim’s life. Below are some of the common physical injuries people may sustain from drunk driving accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage/ internal bleeding
- Spinal injuries
- Sprains, fractures, and broken bones
It can take several months or years to recover from injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident. Victims may suffer injuries that they can’t recover from. Victims’ lives may be changed forever due to a drunk driver’s careless actions. Furthermore, victims not only suffer physical injuries but mental trauma as well. It is common for victims to suffer changes in their mental health after a traumatic accident. Their mental trauma may include:
- emotional distress
- Mood swings
- mental anguish
- Insomnia/sleep issues
- Appetite changes
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- loss of interest in once-loved activities
Drunk driving accidents can cause physical and mental trauma that affects victims’ everyday lives.
Should I seek legal assistance?
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. If you don’t visibly see any injuries, you still must get examined. Certain injuries have delayed effects. If you suffered serious life-threatening or life-changing injuries, you may be overwhelmed with expensive medical bills. After you have had time to recover or are well enough to take action, you should seek legal assistance. If you were a victim of a drunk driving accident this Halloween, don’t hesitate to contact one of our committed and determined attorneys. You can rely on us to help you recover fair compensation for your injuries. Drunk drivers must be held accountable. Allow us to defend your rights and interests.