What Types of Injuries Are Common in DUI Crashes?
Sadly, drunk-driving accidents cause more catastrophic injuries than accidents that do not involve alcohol. That is because the intoxicated driver simply has poor control of the vehicle. Alcohol slows reflex times and impairs drivers’ judgment, so drunk drivers often drive at faster speeds and do not notice when they drift across lanes or are approaching red lights. Virtually any type of injury is possible, ranging from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and death.