Bar & Tavern Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents
Atlanta Area Injury Lawyers
for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
Some of the most serious injuries we see in our personal injury law practice are those caused by drunk drivers. When a careful driver is involved in an accident, they do what they can to minimize harm. Not so with drunk drivers. Accidents caused by their negligence all too often lead to death and catastrophic injury.
A person who has used drugs or had too much liquor before driving might fall asleep or pass out and lose control of their vehicle, crossing the center line and hitting someone else head-on in the process. They might blow a stop sign or run a red light and T-bone another car in the intersection.
In a black and white world, the story of a drunk driving accident ends there, with liability for the accident falling nowhere but on the shoulders of the person who drank and drove. However, the person serving the drunk driver may also be liable.
If you were injured or have recently lost someone you love to a drunk driver, Georgia’s liquor liability laws may provide you with additional sources of compensation. For a free consultation, no strings attached — call or contact Samuel J. Crowe.
Georgia Liquor Liability Law
Under Georgia’s liquor liability statutes (also know as dram shop laws) — injured people and families who have lost loved ones in connection with a drunk driving accident can not only file suit against the drunk driver and their insurance company, they can also seek compensation and even punitive damages from a bar, tavern, restaurant or any social host that provided alcohol to a clearly intoxicated person.