DWI Car Accident Injuries
It is typical for the sober people involved in a DWI accident to sustain more injuries than the individual who was driving while drunk.
This is because a sober person’s reactions are faster and his or her body is not as relaxed as that of someone who is driving under the influence.
Because of this, the sober victim may try to instinctively prevent injuries by doing things like bracing for impact against the dashboard or door. Doing so can actually cause injuries such as broken bones and spinal damage. As with all car accidents, there are no limits to the types of injuries that the victim in a drunk driving accident might sustain.
Cost of DWI Accidents and Compensation
The costs of a DWI accident often add up to a significant financial burden. Because the first thing you should do after speaking with the police is to pay a visit to a medical professional, medical expenses will begin accumulating right from the beginning. Medical costs can be ongoing, depending on the extent and seriousness of the injuries you have sustained. And then there is the cost of the car repairs, towing, and potential replacement of your vehicle if the damage was serious enough.
Even after your initial medical evaluation, there will most likely need to be further appointments in the future simply because of delayed injuries and their treatment. Other types of damages that you could receive compensation for include the following:
- Short- or long-term disability
- Lost wages and income due to an inability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy for emotional trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Experienced Legal Representation in DWI Accidents
It is important to have qualified legal representation after an accident with a drunk driver. The individual with the DWI is most likely going to fight the charge in order to avoid the fines and penalties that come with it. Should he or she successfully overturn the DWI charge, it could have an impact on your case and the results you end up with. This is where an experienced Philadelphia DWI accident lawyer can help.
If you or someone you know has been in a car accident involving a DWI, make sure you have the experienced attorneys at the Pearce Law Firm, PC to help you through the legal process so that you can receive the compensation you are owed. Please call our office at 215-557-8686 to schedule a free case evaluation. Alternatively, complete the form below to have someone from our office contact you.