Attorneys for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
A car accident caused by an individual who is drinking and driving is not an accident – it is negligence. It is a preventable tragedy. While the criminal court system can punish the drunk driver who caused the car crash, it does nothing to compensate those injured by the DUI driver, or the families who have lost loved ones. We all know the innocent party is usually the one with the worst injuries – not the drunk driver.
As the victim of a drunk driving accident, or the relative of a loved one who has been killed by a drunk driver, you have the right to hold the drunk driver accountable for the injuries or death that their negligence and carelessness caused. Our experienced auto accident lawyers can pursue a drunk driving accident claim and obtain financial compensation for:
- Personal injuries (which may include spinal cord injury, neck injury and whiplash, brain injury, burns, amputation, blindness, and permanent disability)
- Wrongful death
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive Damages for DUI Car Accidents
If the drunk driver who caused the crash was legally intoxicated, Georgia law provides for an award of punitive damages to the injury victim. Punitive damages significantly increase the amount of compensation victims of a drunk driver receive. These types of damages are designed to financially punish the drunk driver who caused the collision and to discourage others from driving under the influence of drugs or driving while intoxicated.
Georgia Dram Shop Liability
Under the Georgia Dram Shop Act, a drunk driver may not be the only one who can be held legally responsible for a car accident they cause. State law says that a person who sells, furnishes, or serves alcoholic beverages to someone who is visibly intoxicated may be liable for the injuries and damages that occur as a result of the intoxicated person’s actions. This would include convenience stores, restaurants, golf courses, bars, and even homeowners.
Free Consultation to Discuss Your Case
If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one due to an impaired driver, contact our experienced DUI accident attorneys today at (229) 247-2299. We help clients move forward after a life-changing event, and represent individuals in Bainbridge, Douglas, Valdosta, Atlanta, and across Georgia.
For those that are unable to visit one of our convenient Middle and South Georgia offices, we are happy to arrange home or hospital visits to discuss your case and offer solutions tailored to meet your needs.