What to Do If Your Were Hit By A Drunk Driver Georgia
If you were hit by a drunk driver in a car accident and injured in Georgia, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Drunk drivers are very dangerous and are responsible for many fatal car accidents in Georgia. Many people are not aware of the civil law in Georgia that allows the jury to award punitive damages to the victims of a drunk driving car accident.
Punitive damages are intended to punish the drunk driver for their reckless behavior and to deter hopefully such behavior in the future. Victims of a drunk driving accident can seek punitive damages as well as lost wages, medical bills, and personal pain and suffering.
It is important to know that not all types of bad driving will entitle a victim to seek punitive damages. The jury has discretion when it comes to awarding damages. The decision will usually depend on the severity of the accident as well as the injuries that occurred from the drunk driving accident.
They will also take into account the blood alcohol level of the drunk driver, and whether or not there were any other contributing factors to the accident.
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