Drunk Drivers Are Dangerous To Us All
Driving while under the influence of any substance is never a good idea. Drunk or impaired drivers cause a significant number of accidents every year. In Georgia alone, there were nearly 1,500 alcohol-impaired driving accidents in 2019, resulting in 353 fatalities, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of a drunk driver, I’m here for you. I am attorney Mark Casto, and I can help you recover compensation to help cover damages and expenses related to a drunk driving accident. Based in Columbus, I work with clients throughout Southwest Georgia and eastern Alabama.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk and impaired driving can cause a wide variety of damage, but there are a few types of accidents that are more common than others. A few common examples of drunk driving accidents include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists
- Accidents that cause catastrophic injuries (i.e., head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries)
A disproportionate number of accidents with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists involve drunk drivers. This is due to the slow reaction time that drunk or impaired drivers possess while behind the wheel. They may be less likely to see pedestrians, bicycles or motorcycles before turning, changing lanes, merging or making other sudden movements. These drivers also can drive recklessly, leaving those with less protection on the roads especially vulnerable.
These accidents can involve serious consequences and serious damage to victims. Aside from causing slower reaction times, alcohol and other substances can reduce function in the brain and lead to a lack of both focus and coordination, leading to these serious accidents.
An accident with a drunk or impaired driver can leave victims with catastrophic injuries and severely damaged vehicles. But victims can get help in pursuing compensation for these accidents, even those involving hit-and-run scenarios. Let me help you find a way through this devastating experience and put you on a path toward a more positive future.
I’m Here To Help
These types of accidents can leave you with serious consequences. I’m here to support you and aggressively seek the compensation you need to get through it. Contact me today to begin discussing your options. Use my online contact form or call 706-450-7071 to set up an appointment with me at The Mark Casto Law Firm, PC.