In Georgia, people often make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after they have been drinking. Besides the possibility of an arrest and jail time, this can lead to accidents that cause injuries or death. Frequently, those who are injured or killed are simply minding their own business and suddenly find themselves confronted with injuries and long-term damage because of a driver’s lack of care. Although it is difficult to think about, it is imperative to consider the legal options for compensation after such an accident.
An alleged drunk driver hit a pedestrian and killed him and then fled the scene. The driver, a 21-year-old female, was involved in another accident after she hit the pedestrian and was arrested. The victim was a 15-year-old boy who was found in the early morning hours, but it is believed that he was hit the night before. During its investigation, law enforcement found that the woman was drunk. She faces charges of vehicular homicide, fleeing an accident scene that caused death and more. The investigation is continuing.
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life when sharing the road with others. Some of these can lead to severe injuries, including brain trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones and more. These can result in major medical costs, lost income, the inability to contribute to a family and lifelong hardship. When there is a fatality, the family must come to grips with all they have lost. If it is a drunk driving crash, the incident is even more difficult to take. People must consider their future and think about the personal and financial factors. A lawsuit is one of the main ways to be adequately compensated after a car accident.
If you or a family member have been injured in an accident caused by another person, you may want to contact a law firm that has experience in helping people who have been affected by car accidents.