Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers
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. However this is not true when it comes to drunk drivers. Accidents caused by their negligence all too often lead to death and catastrophic injury.
Under Georgia personal injury law, a drunk driving accident is one of the few types of negligence accidents in which the victim can seek punitive damages in addition to current and future costs.
Injured people and families who have lost a loved one to wrongful death in a drunk driving accident can also seek money damages from a bar or restaurant that provided alcohol to a clearly intoxicated person. A “dram shop” case can be brought against a bar or restaurant for over-serving alcohol.
If you were injured or lost a loved to a drunk driver, get the legal help you need to recover physically and financially. We fight for injured people in the Atlanta metro area and across Georgia.
The Insurance Company is Not on Your Side
Our personal injury attorneys have been handling car accident injury claims for decades. Time and again we’ve seen insurance companies try to shift the blame from the drunk driver (or the driver impaired by the use of legal or illegal drugs), to the injured person.
- “It’s not his fault that the bar kept serving him”
- “The expressway exit wasn’t clearly marked as an exit.”
- “The other driver was not driving cautiously.”
These excuses are one way that insurance companies drag their feet to avoid paying on a claim. They understand that families that have been affected by a serious injury or the loss of a loved one are facing serious financial difficulties. These tactics of delay and distraction put extra pressure on the victim to settle quickly.
The Advantage of Having an Experienced Attorney
Once you hire our law firm, you will no longer have to deal with the insurance company. That’s our job. If the insurance company does not offer you full and fair compensation, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit. Thorough preparation has helped our firm achieve many successful settlements.