When someone gets behind the wheel after drinking it impairs their ability to drive safely – reaction times are slowed, coordination and motor skills are affected. The result is often a car or truck accident that is 100% preventable. And the victims of these accidents can suffer many injuries, even death, as a result.

Traumatic Brain Injury is a common injury victims of drunk driving accidents may suffer. This life-altering condition often affects the way a person walks and talks, it can also make going back to work extremely difficult.

Any car crash is serious but being hit by a drunk driver can be even more so. An impaired driver may fail to hit the brakes in time before impact or even fall asleep at the wheel and fail to hit the brakes at all – they may even accelerate. This makes the impact devastating, especially if the victim’s head hits the steering wheel or dashboard.

If the victim suffers from Traumatic Brain injury as a result of the crash, the changes to a his or her memory can also be devastating. Traumatic Brain Injuries can affect basic cognitive skills, hearing and vision. This can limit the victim’s ability to perform even the most basic activities.

The medical bills to treat Traumatic Brain Injury can be an extreme burden, especially if there are lost wages. You are entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver or have been injured in an accident you believe was caused by drunk driver, call the law offices of Elliott & Smith at 479-JUSTICE (587-8423).   https://elliottsmithlaw.com/contact-us/

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