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.
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?
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.
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.