Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers put everyone on the road at a significantly increased risk of an accident. Being hurt or losing a loved one to this type of crash can be extremely frustrating, knowing how easily it could have been avoided. No amount of money can undo the harm caused by a drunk driving accident — the pain and suffering, the emotional trauma, the loss of wages — but fortunately, personal injury law paves the way for victims to seek compensation to ensure that they do not take on the financial impacts of someone else’s selfish behavior. 

Getting the money you deserve, and not just the money that the insurer hopes to pay, is a complicated process that goes far beyond simply following the guidance of your adjuster. Partnering with an attorney is one of the best ways to navigate this complicated and often contentious process while you can focus on healing both physically and emotionally and on ensuring that you are not taking on the financial burdens of someone else’s recklessness. Finding a lawyer, though, can be difficult. Not so with 1-800-Injured. 

Find a Personal Injury Attorney With Ease

After a drunk driving accident, the list of things a victim needs to do is seemingly endless, and reaching out to law firms often falls to the wayside as a victim juggles the logistics of missed time at work with doctors visits, the pain of their injuries, the anxiety of future medical bills, and more. 1-800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service. Instead of taking on the additional task of finding an available accident attorney on your own, we will connect you with an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer in your area for a free consultation where you will be able to discuss your accident in detail. 

The sooner you are working with a lawyer, the sooner you can focus entirely on your own needs without the added pressure and stress of navigating your injury claim at the same time. Contact us today, and we will help you get on the path towards financial compensation and peace of mind after this terrible accident. 

Common Injuries From Drunk Driving Accidents

In one sense, a drunk driving accident is similar to any other car collision, but there are additional factors in this situation that make it even more upsetting — mainly, that the driver could have chosen to call an Uber or gotten a ride from a friend instead of getting behind the wheel intoxicated. The following injuries are some of the most common injuries reported after car accidents, including drunk driving crashes. Whether or not you see your injury below, contact us as soon as possible to be connected with an attorney with who you can discuss all of your injuries and learn more about how each injury leads to additional damages you are entitled to. 


Whiplash is a soft tissue injury in the neck, shoulders, and upper back when the head is abruptly snapped forward, down, and then back in an “S” motion. This quick motion causes tearing and damage to many of the soft tissues in the area. It leads to significant, ongoing symptoms such as a stiff neck, head and jaw pain, difficulty sleeping, mobility problems, and more. The most common treatment for whiplash is stabilizing the injury using a neck brace, but more severe instances may require surgery.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is, as the name implies, damage to the brain caused by trauma such as an impact or penetrating injury. During a car accident, the head is subjected to significant force. It may either directly strike another object like a window, or the brain may be rattled around inside the skull whether or not there is a direct blow. Brain injuries are extremely serious because they may not have physical symptoms and may be ignored. If you suspect that you have suffered any sort of injury to your brain, you must connect with a doctor immediately.


A fracture happens when the bone is subjected to more force than it can handle and breaks apart. There are many different types of fractures ranging from stress or hairline fractures, which often heal on their own or with minor stabilization, to compound fractures where the bone is broken in half and protrudes from the skin. Regardless of the extent of your fracture, working with a doctor will ensure that you are taking the correct steps for a complete recovery and generating necessary documentation that will help your attorney fight for the money you deserve. 

Internal Bleeding

Our body is typically comprised of 78 unique organs that all function to keep the body working correctly. Each of these organs is sensitive, and most require the protection of surrounding bones and muscles. During a high-impact collision such as a drunk driving accident, trauma to an organ can cause tearing or puncturing that may not be externally apparent. This is known as internal bleeding, and any type of internal bleeding can cause severe or fatal issues if ignored. If you are experiencing any internal discomfort, contact a doctor immediately to get a scan and identify the issue.


Bruising happens when the surficial blood vessels in the body are damaged in an impact, leading to blood spreading under the skin and turning a range of colors such as purple, black, blue, yellow, or green. Bruising often dissipates on its own, and there is no need for additional treatment. However, they are still worth examining by a doctor to ensure that your injury is not more serious, like internal bleeding or a hematoma

Emotional Injuries

While they are much more difficult to both characterize and quantify, emotional injuries such as trauma and the pain and suffering of your injuries are as accurate as a fractured bone and absolutely should be treated as such. Unfortunately, insurers are quick to dismiss or downplay these injuries to save themselves as much money as possible. Trying to calculate a fair amount for something as abstract as “anxiety” can feel nearly impossible for an inexperienced claimant, which is another reason why it is so essential to partner with an attorney as soon as possible.