Being involved in a DUI has the ability to change everything completely. Along with the injuries that are sustained in a car accident, there are also long term injuries that lie below the surface. It is not unheard of or uncommon for victims to experience mild to severe behavioral changes. Personality changes can also occur. These things usually come about after a serious injury and the trauma of what ensued. One thing is for certain, and that is that victims of drunk-driving, DUI accidents require constant care and medical treatment that goes beyond just hospitalization.
The passenger of a car that was driven by a driver under the influence may also be eligible for compensation. This is the case even if the driver was at fault. The majority of the cases where the driver of a drinking accident was at fault, the passenger in the car with the driver is generally eligible for some compensation by filing a personal injury claim. However, there are certain exceptions that take into consideration. For instance, if the passenger attempted to take control of the wheel and thereby causing the accident.
The truth is that for every type of accident there are different factors that usually come into play and those things have to be taken into consideration. The best thing to do in situations regarding compensation for injury is to make sure you get the best legal advice available. Contacting an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer will jump-start the process and help you understand your rights and what the process is.
By speaking to a traffic accident attorney they can explain what options you have after they review your case.
Injuries that involve broken bones tend to be very serious for a number of different reasons. Broken bone has the ability to penetrate and then infect the skin. If not treated in a timely manner, the injury could quickly become even more severe, possibly tragic and can leave a victim with a very serious disability.
Injuries that involve blunt trauma are also very serious. They can cause damage to our body’s internal organs or cause them to rupture altogether. These can turn into very serious medical conditions that need to be treated over time and may cause other injuries that are very difficult to heal from.
The most serious and life threatening injuries are catastrophic injuries. These are injuries that affect more than one part of the body and have a very small possibility of recovering fully.
If you are being approached by an adjuster for an insurance company, the best decision to make would be to speak with a DUI accident attorney. You should do that before continuing any discussion with a claims adjuster.
We encourage you to contact a DUI accident lawyer to set up a free consultation to answer any questions you may have and help you make an informed decision. Our skilled personal injury lawyers are there to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We serve clients all of Southern California including Pasadena, Century City, and all of Los Angeles. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and need legal advice, call our office at (310) 598-1719 today.