DUI Passenger Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI as they are also referred to, is an injury that can result in permanent, irreversible brain damage, and death. TBI victims may experience many different symptoms including loss of consciousness, headaches, memory loss, mood swings and vomiting. Types of traumatic brain injuries include:
• Subdural and epidural hematoma
• Nerve damage
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can damage vertebrae and nerves that carry signals to and from the brain, which can result in loss of movement and feeling for the victim. Spinal cord injuries can have debilitating effects on the victim, including:
• Bowel and bladder dysfunction
• Sexual dysfunction
• Respiratory problems
• Muscle atrophy
• Gallbladder and renal stones.
Blunt Trauma Injuries
A blunt trauma injury is a result of extreme force, like that experienced in a DUI accident, applied to the body. Blunt trauma injuries can affect any part of the body, including:
• Internal organs
Broken Bone Injuries
The two most important factors in determining why a bone breaks are the energy, or force, applied to the bone and the strength of the bone. When the force applied to a bone is to strong, the bone will break. Broken bones are broadly described as:
• Open (compound) fracture – the broken bone has pierced through the skin.
Protecting DUI Passenger Victim’s Rights
Estey Bomberger has represented passengers injured in DUI accidents involving rollovers, head-on collisions, sideswipe collisions, rear-end collisions, and runoff collisions. Our personal injury attorneys can take on insurance companies and defense counsels who may try to strip DUI passengers of their right to full and fair compensation. Our firm will aggressively fight for injured passengers’ legal rights and fight for maximum compensation for their injuries. We have obtained monetary compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost earnings, loss of benefits, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Personal injury Attorney at Estey Bomberger
If you or a loved one was injured as a passenger of a car driven by a drunk driver, it is vital that you contact an attorney skilled in DUI accident law. When you contact a personal injury attorney at Estey Bomberger, we will explain how the legal process works, inform you of your rights and answer questions regarding your potential case. Don’t hesitate to call our law firm at (800) 784-9180, or fill out a our free case evaluation request form. There is no fee to speak to one of our attorneys and no obligation.