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Transportation workers vulnerable to DWI car accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 27, 2018 | Car Accidents, Firm News

It is an unfortunate reality that despite how dangerous drunk driving is, people will still choose to get behind the wheel after drinking in Georgia. The lost reaction time, inhibited judgment and other negatives from drinking can place others on the road in jeopardy. Among the most vulnerable are people whose jobs require them to work outside. When there is a crash between a vehicle and a worker, it is made worse if the driver flees. Those who are impacted by these car accidents should know they have the right to consider a legal filing to be compensated.

A local Department of Transportation employee was hurt when he was hit by a car while working outside. According to the investigation, the man was using a leaf-blower when he was hit. After the crash, the driver fled. Another worker saw what happened and followed the fleeing vehicle. Law enforcement was called and was able to locate the vehicle. The female driver was arrested for DUI and for fleeing the scene, among other charges.

Being hit by a car is a physically and emotionally traumatic experience. Broken bones and other injuries can result from these car accidents, but that is not the end of the potential problems the person will be confronted with. Lost time on the job means lost wages. There will be medical expenses. Even if there is a known injury, other physical problems that were not immediately diagnosed can arise. A legal filing is critical to be compensated and to help the victim move forward.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, it may be wise to contact an attorney to help with your case. This holds true for anyone involved in car accidents to enable them to recover all they have lost. Calling for legal guidance and advice is the first step.