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DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA 

Were you hit by a Drunk Driver in Atlanta? Our DUI Attorneys can help you file a lawsuit against the negligent party and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

These types of accidents happen every day in Atlanta, Georgia leaving thousands of people injured and in need of an experienced Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer. 

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When someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking, their judgment is impaired which leads to negligent driving. Negligent driving frequently leads to accidents and the injury of not only the driver but of the innocent people around them. Unfortunately, many DUI offenders will try to avoid taking responsibility for their careless actions. 

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver,  contact us. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages. Our attorneys hold the drunk driver accountable for their negligent behavior

Bringing the drunk driver to justice can be nearly impossible to do alone because they will hire an attorney to represent them and try to reduce their punishment or pass the blame onto someone else.

You deserve to be compensated if you were hit by a drunk driver.

Our expert Atlanta Accident Lawyers have the resources and skills to help you receive the benefits you deserve for your injuries, damages, pain, and suffering.

We provide a free consultation to the victims of drunk driving accidents.

Click on the link below to contact us and speak with our Atlanta DUI Accident Injury Lawyers today.

 

Who Can be Held Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident? 

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If you were involved in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, sometimes they are not the only ones who can be held accountable for the injuries and damages that you suffered.

When determining liability in a drunk driving accident, your accident lawyer will need to complete an investigation to find out who can be held responsible, for example: 

  • Drivers: The drivers are held liable for their behavior, including choosing to drink and drive.
  • Bar/Restaurant Staff & Owners: In some cases, the employees or owners of the bar or restaurant that served the alcohol may be held liable if they intentionally served to an obviously intoxicated person. It is their responsibility to stop serving to people who appear to be intoxicated. 
  • Hosts: Hosts of parties where alcohol is being served may also be held liable in the event one of their guests causes an accident, and they are found to have provided the alcohol to the clearly inebriated person. 
  • Negligent Entrustment: A vehicle owner who negligently permits someone they know or should have known was intoxicated to drive their vehicle can also be responsible for damage caused by the driver.

The laws about DUI are complex. Proving liability can be impossible without an attorney.

Many people who drive drunk will refuse to have their blood alcohol tested when they are arrested, so it could be hours later before it is tested, if at all. Also, many skillful defense lawyers will challenge the blood alcohol level even if it is provided. 

Compensation for Victims  

In Atlanta, Georgia the victims of drunk driving accidents are permitted to seek punitive damages along with medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage, pain, and suffering. This can be further exacerbated if someone was killed in the accident. If a loved one lost their life please use this link to speak with one of our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta who specialize in these types of cases.

Punitive damages are intended to punish the drunk driver for their careless behavior and to deter any similar behavior in the future. Punitive damages can only be awarded in personal injury cases, not in a wrongful death claim. 

Punitive damages are not awarded in every case; typically it will depend on the severity of the accident, the injuries that were inflicted, the blood alcohol level of the driver, and whether there was any third party liability involved. 

What Will a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Cost Me? 

There are often extensive fees that are associated with hiring a personal injury attorney, but at The Brown Firm, we do not charge any up-front fees. Our accident lawyers will begin their legal work and continue to represent you until we have obtained a favorable amount during the settlement process.Police officer conducting a sobriety test

Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys work on a contingency fee basis which means we do not collect any payment up-front. If we accept your case will work diligently until your case is closed and you have received the compensation that you deserve. 

Our lawyers understand that becoming the victim of such an accident can cause a financial burden on top of injuries and damages. We do not want to add to the stress by charging you a large fee up-front.

This customer service approach sets us apart from other Atlanta, Georgia law firms.  

Contact The Best Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia Today

If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a Drunk Driver do not hesitate to contact our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys.

Drunk Driving Accidents cause devastation and loss. The reckless person responsible for the accident should be held accountable for the injuries they caused. 

Let our Attorneys seek justice for you. If you were hurt in a Drunk Driving Accident in Atlanta, Georgia click on the link below to contact us and speak with an attorney today. 

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Harry understands client injuries like only a treating medical provider can. This experience has provided him with first-hand knowledge in effective case evaluation and handling of personal injury claims.

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Our superior customer service is backed by a staff that truly cares about you, and an attorney who has the gratitude, understanding and compassion for your specific circumstances.

It is this unique customer service approach that sets us apart from other Personal Injury firms

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That's right! Call today, we offer a free consultation and work on a Contingency Fee Basis! This means we represent clients at no charge unless they win their case.
Once we win the Lawsuit for our client, we then take a small percentage of the settlement amount for our legal fees. 
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Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Driving Accidents

What can I be compensated for after a drunk driving accident?

When you are involved in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost Wages

What should I say if an insurance company contacts me?

Nothing! If you are contacted by an insurance company, do not say anything related to your case too them.

The main reason that they are contacting you is to get you to make a statement about your accident, which depending on what you say can be used against you to lower the value of your settlement.

Although you may have to speak with them eventually, you should always consult with an experienced Accident Attorney first.

They will explain exactly what you can and cannot say to them in order to protect the value of your case.

How Much Does a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Cost?

If you are involved in an accident, the type of attorney you hire to represent you is called a Personal Injury Attorney.

These attorneys specialize in helping the victims of accidents caused by someone else's negligence get financial compensation.

Thankfully, these attorneys work on what is called a Contingency Fee Basis. A Contingency Fee Basis means that you do not pay any legal fees upfront, and your attorneys only collect a fee in the form of a small percentage of your final settlement.

How Long will it take to get my Settlement?

The length of time that it takes to settle a lawsuit depends on a lot of different factors.

First, it depends on how soon after your accident you contact an attorney and they are able to begin their investigation.

Second, the seriousness of the accident and the extent of the injuries can cause the length of time to increase. A lot of the time, insurance companies will want the injured persons to finish treatment and recovery so that the medical expenses are all accounted for before they settle.

Finally, it depends on the size of the settlement and how backed up the courts are at the time.

If you are willing to accept a smaller settlement, then your case can usually be resolved in a few weeks or months. If you are going after a larger settlement, it may take longer and could end up going to trial, resulting in an even longer legal process.

How Much is My Accident Worth?

The value of an Automobile Accident Lawsuit depends on a lot of different factors, including:

  1. Amount of Fault
  2. Amount of Damage
  3. Extent of Injuries
  4. Amount of Insurance Coverage Available

Depending on the details of your individual accident, your attorney will be able to draft a demand letter with you that will give an accurate estimate of the total amount of compensation you are entitled to.

When Should You Get a Lawyer for a Drunk Driver Accident?

Most of the time, it’s a good idea to get a lawyer for a car accident.

Having an experienced car accident lawyer on your side gives you the best chance at full compensation for your damages like medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and lost wages.

You should get a lawyer for your car accident if you are worried the insurance company won’t pay for the full amount of your costs—which is an incredibly common problem in a car accident claim.

An experienced lawyer will know how to build a strong case and negotiate for a fair settlement, so it’s best to reach out to them within 3 days of your accident if possible.

What Should I Do At the Scene of the Car Accident?

At the scene of a car accident, you will need to take steps to protect your legal rights.

If you were not at fault in the accident, the other driver is liable for your damages.

You will need to file a personal injury claim with their insurance company to seek compensation.

Here is what you should do at the scene of the accident to help strengthen your claim.

Exchange Information

Immediately after the car accident, it might be difficult to determine who was at fault but even if you think you were, you should never apologize or admit guilt.

When talking to the other driver simply get their name, number, address, insurance information, license plate number, make and model of their vehicle, the location of the accident, and drivers' license number. If there were passengers, you should also ask for their names, numbers, and addresses. 

Talk To Potential Witnesses 

If there were any witnesses to your Car Accident be sure to take down their names, numbers, and addresses as well. If it is hard for the police to tell on the scene that was at fault, an eyewitness will be a paramount factor in who gets cited for the accident. 

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Obtain Police Report

Ask the police officer on the scene for their name, phone number, badge number, and police report. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to obtain the police report. If the other driver is trying to dispute blame, it will be useful to have a copy of the police officers' opinion. 

Get Medical Records

If you obtain medical treatment such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, or other medical treatment for any reason after the crash, you will need to keep a detailed account of the procedures that were received. You will also need a copy of all medical reports and bills. This will be vital to receiving a fair case settlement.

Call A Personal Injury Attorney Near You

If you have been in a car accident that was not your fault, The Brown Firm has experienced Personal Injury Attorneys, who can help you maximize your recovery and defend your interests.

The Brown Firm represents people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. We take a personal approach to ensure that your case is receiving the proper amount of time and attention. 

How Much is My Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit Worth?

Every Car Accident Lawsuit is different, as the details of each case are unique.

However, there are usually three main factors that determine how much a car accident injury lawsuit is worth.

These three factors are:

  1. The Amount of Insurance Coverage Available.
  2. The Extent of the Injuries.
  3. The Amount of Damage Sustained to Property and Bodily Injury.

Once a value is placed on these three main factors, your personal injury attorney will be able to draft a demand letter that will provide an accurate amount of compensation that he will fight to recover for you from the insurance company.