Drunk Driving Injury Attorney in Athens, GA
We are Athens Personal Injury Attorneys with experience dealing with Drunk Driving Car Accident cases throughout Georgia.
These steps apply to family members or other persons who come to the Drunk Driving Accident site or who provide assistance during the post-crash period. To learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and get the necessary compensation you deserve, click the link below.
For over 10 years we have seen many Car Accident victims come through our Athens, Georgia office doors. More recently though, we noticed many of our clients were victims of a Drunk Driver and didn't know what to do to get the necessary medical treatment and how they could handle their Personal Injury Case.
There are many Drunk Driving Accidents in Savannah reported each year. The state of Georgia is continuing to crack down on DUI charges and punishments are becoming increasingly severe on the negligent driver, but to protect yourself, you still need to understand your legal rights and gather the necessary information so you can get the proper medical care and legal restitution you deserve after the Drunk Driving Accident.
Here are some critical pieces of information to gather after being involved in a Car Accident with a Drunk Driver:
- a full name and complete home address
- name, address and telephone number of the Drunk Drivers insurance agent
- name and address of employer
- date of birth, home, work and cell phone numbers
- make every reasonable effort to contact and request assistance from the police and emergency medical services in the event a victim appears to be dead, unconscious or unable to communicate. It is a misdemeanor in Georgia to not try to provide assistance to an injured person after a Car Accident
- vehicle license tag number and state
- driver’s license number and date/location of issuance
- vehicle identification number
- complete description of the vehicle including year, make, model, and color
- name of auto insurer and policy number
Never assume that any of this information will be gathered or properly recorded by the police officer at the scene of the accident. An official police report may not get prepared and if generated, the police report could have critical mistakes that may be detrimental to your legal case as well as hindering your ability to get medical care.
Drunk Driving Accident victims in Athens are able and expected to seek punitive damages to punish the drunk driver for their negligence and reckless behavior, these punitive damages can be awarded in addition to compensable damages (i.e. medical bills, lost wages).
At The Brown Firm our team of Personal Injury Attorney's in Athens will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and can refer you to some of Georgia's best Accident Injury Doctors to take care of your physical injuries.
If You Do Seek Medical Treatment
Any time you seek the care of a medical provider after the accident, it is critical to inform the hospital or Injury Doctor that you have been involved in a Car Accident and that your injuries are related to that incident. This rule applies every time you seek medical support from a doctor or hospital, you must keep repeating that your injuries are related to the Drunk Driving Accident.
It is important that all of your records reflect that the medical care being administered to you is related to injuries you suffered from the car accident.
Let the Brown Firm in Athens GA Help You Today
If you or a loved one was Injured by a Drunk Driver in Athens, you may be entitled to legal recourse. Learn more by clicking the link below to setup a Free Consultation with one of our Personal Injury Attorney's in Athens that specializes in drunk driving accidents.