Need an Injury Lawyer for a Georgia DUI Accident?
You may be surprised to find that many people decide to drive drunk in Georgia every year. However, lawmakers across the state want to keep Georgia safe, which means implementing laws that will lead to less DUI-related accidents in the state and save lives. From 2003-2012, about 3,700 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver just in Georgia alone. If you look at all the states who were a part of this study, tens of thousands of people lost their lives over these years just because somebody chose to make the reckless action of drinking and driving. In Georgia, 1.4% of people reported that, over a 30-day period, they drove after drinking too much. Drinking and driving is not only against the law on a criminal level, but can also risk lives and cause fatalities.
Many people do not understand that a fun night out on the town and one bad decision can change the lives of many involved. Perhaps you were one of the thousands of people every year who is lucky enough to walk away from a DUI-related accident. However, now you’re living with injuries that range anywhere from minor to catastrophic and you wonder where you can turn. Today we will talk a bit about these cases and how we can help in your time of need.
Moving Forward After Your Accident
Too many people make the mistake of waiting to file a claim after a DUI-related accident. When you have been injured, you know that the bills are going to pile up and you will need compensation in your case. However, too many people choose not to act because they believe that litigation is too expensive and time-consuming. Don’t delay; act now so that you can receive compensation before your injuries worsen and you are left without options.
After a drunk driving accident, it is not uncommon for a victim to walk away with many serious injuries. This could range anywhere from nerve damage to aspects such as paralysis, leg and neck injuries, broken bones, and brain injuries. When somebody has been driving drunk and you have been injured, the best step you can take is to call the police and promptly receive medical attention for your injuries. Having a police report and medical reports can greatly affect your case in a positive way, showing that you have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially due to reckless actions.
The police in your accident will administer a Breathalyzer if they suspect that somebody has been driving drunk. Perhaps there is other evidence of this, such as open containers lying out and about in their vehicle. If the person is arrested, you will be able to use this as evidence in your case that they were acting negligently and that you deserve compensation.
From there, you may be able to make your claim and receive a variety of damages. It is not unheard of to compensate for monetary losses like medical expenses that keep piling up and lost wages when your injuries are so severe that you haven’t even been able to return to work. You may even be able to make your claim for punitive damages, which are strictly meant to punish the person who decided to participate in such a reckless action. We can help you receive the damages you deserve so that you can move forward during this trying time. Call an attorney that you can trust from the very beginning so that we can help you as soon as possible and so that you can retain your rights. We are waiting to hear from you.