Drunk Driving Accidents In Charleston Area

Drunk drivers often cause catastrophic or fatal accidents because they are physically and mentally impaired by alcohol or drugs. Their reaction times and reflexes are slower, their vision is impaired and they may have difficulty paying attention to the road. In many cases, drunk drivers suffer relatively minor injuries while their victims are seriously injured.

If you were injured or lost a family member in a drunk driving accident in South Carolina, the lawyers at Cobb, Dill & Hammett, LLC, can help. We have extensive experience with car accident cases, and can explain your rights. It is important to know that you can file a personal injury suit regardless of the outcome of the criminal case against the drunk driver. Please speak with us about your case. We offer free consultations.

Injuries Caused By Drunk Drivers

People under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause car accidents by speeding, weaving in and out of traffic lanes, ignoring traffic lights, and failing to see cyclists and pedestrians. They may run other vehicles off the road, rear end vehicles, hit them head on or cause a rollover accident.

These types of accidents can result in injuries such as:

  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Broken bones and amputations
  • Burn injuries

Suffering a serious injury may mean months of medical treatment, recovery and rehabilitative therapy. The injury victim may be unable to work or care for himself or herself. In these cases, the injury victim will need considerable compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Without an attorney on the plaintiff's side, it is unlikely that the insurance company will pay out enough compensation.

Contact Us Today About Your DUI Accident Case

Please call our Mount Pleasant office at 843-732-1516 or 800-491-9836 to schedule a free consultation. You may also contact us online.