Drivers in Atlanta probably wouldn’t get behind the wheel of their vehicle if they knew that they were going to crash into someone or something. We don’t expect to get hurt or collide with other vehicles, and that is why we call them accidents.

However, there are some instances when it seems as though a driver sets out on the road knowing full well that he or she is a threat to other people’s safety and should not be driving. This is often the case with drivers who are impaired. Accidents caused by a driver who is drugged or drunk can be extremely upsetting for victims because in just about every case, they could have been avoided.

It is no secret that impaired driving is dangerous and unlawful. Yet there are drivers all across this state who decide to drive even though they may not be able to see well or react quickly enough to drive safely. Their decision-making skills can be significantly affected and they take risks without considering the consequences.

When a drunk or drugged driver causes an accident that results in injuries, victims must remember that they have the right to hold that negligent party accountable for damages. Impaired drivers may try to avoid taking responsibility for their reckless actions, but with legal support, victims can pursue a case against drivers to hold them financial responsible for damages.

The attorneys at Mitchell & Shapiro understand what is at stake when it comes to personal injury claims. Victims often have to deal with missed work days, hospital stays and ongoing care to treat their injuries and this can prove to be quite costly. Compensation can be crucial.

If you have been injured by an accident caused by an impaired driver, you are invited to visit our website to learn about how our law firm has helped clients in similar situations and how you can contact us to discuss the details of your case.