Valdosta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Representing DUI Victims Throughout Georgia
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.
At Studstill Firm, LLP, we're ready to help DUI victims take action in the wake of these incidents and seek compensation for their injuries—regardless of any verdict in criminal court. Over the last 35+ years, our firm has stood with the injured, the wronged, and the bereaved and has recovered millions in relief on their behalf. We're ready to assess your case and take incisive, assertive steps towards holding those responsible for your injury accountable.
We're ready to help you take action. Call us today to request a free, no-obligation case evaluation with our team.
What Damages Can I Pursue?
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 Valdosta drunk driving accident attorneys can pursue a drunk driving accident claim and obtain financial compensation for numerous damages.
A DUI accident claim can address:
- 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 damage significantly increases the 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 Valdosta attorneys today. We represent clients throughout the state of Georgia and will travel to homes and hospitals in order to meet with prospective clients, talk with their loved ones, and hear their story.
We're ready to stand with you during this difficult time. Call our offices at (229) 515-8900 today.