Drunk drivers threaten the safety of everyone. Accidents caused by drunk drivers carry devastating consequences for victims and their families. While the drunk driver may walk away unharmed, his or her victims may be killed or left with serious, life-changing injuries. Georgia Trial Attorneys is committed to making our communities safer by holding drunk drivers accountable.
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Drunk Drivers Are Dangerous
Every year, more than 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents across the U.S. According to the CDC, alcohol plays a factor in nearly 30% of all traffic-related deaths. Too many drivers underestimate their level of intoxication, with some drivers thinking they are “good” when they are buzzed or drunk. There is no such thing as a good drunk driver!
Despite these statistics and life altering affects, drunk drivers continue to get behind the wheel. With expanded transportation options, like ridesharing, there’s no excuse for impaired driving. Simply put: every drunk driving accident is preventable. And the criminal justice system fails to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions with sentences that include minimal jail time, if any, minor fines and a few classes. Georgia Trial Attorneys is committed actually righting these wrongs.
A Drunk Driver’s Loss Is Your Gain
In general, a car accident victim is entitled to be compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. But in cases involving drunk drivers, the injured victim can seek additional compensation to punish the drunk driver. This type of monetary award is called “punitive damages.” After paying for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, an experienced drunk driving accident attorney can get you more money from the drunk driver’s insurance company.
Understanding Your Options After A Drunk Driving Accident
In Georgia, victims of drunk drivers also may be able to pursue compensation from the bar, brewery, or restaurant that served the drunk driver. This known as a “Dram Shop” claim. When a bar, brewery, restaurant or social host serves alcohol to someone after they have become visibly intoxicated and that drunk driver causes an accident, the provider of alcohol can be liable under Georgia law.
Most attorneys are afraid of going to court. They push victims of drunk drivers to accept quicks settlement without filing a lawsuit. However, the experienced litigators at Georgia Trial Attorneys know there is added value in filing a lawsuit to determine if there is a separate Dram Shop claim. You should never settle for less than you deserve or less than you are entitled to receive.
What Should You Do If You’re The Victim Of A Drunk Driver?
If a drunk driver has robbed you of your livelihood, your loved one, or valuable time from your life, you can hold him or her accountable. Georgia Trial Attorneys will file your claim against the drunk driver’s insurance company and ensure that you are compensated for your world being turned upside-down. Just call 678-392-1401 to talk to one of our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys today. Every consultation is free – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.