Georgia Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Hurt in a DUI Crash? Get Legal Help Now!
A drunk driver who harms another can be held accountable for his grossly negligent behavior. Not only in criminal court, but also in civil court. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an accident with a drunk driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for all relevant damages. Contact the compassionate Georgia personal injury lawyers at Grant Law Office for the legal counsel you need to attain a just settlement. We are here to help you in any way we can.
As our client, you can expect our attorneys to get you the maximum compensation possible. We are skilled negotiators who never accept inadequate deals. We are also aggressive trial attorneys who thrive in a courtroom setting. To find out more about what our firm can do for you, call (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955 for a free case evaluation.
What to Do After You’re Hit
If you’ve been in an accident and you suspect the other driver is drunk or otherwise impaired, it is important that you be alert and act quickly.
- First, note the other car’s license plate number and write it down.
- Next, call the police to report the accident, mentioning your suspicions about the other driver. Don’t get out of the car if the other driver looks unstable and possibly violent. Wait for police to arrive.
- In the unfortunate event that you are too injured to take the above actions, or if you wake up in the hospital, you should call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Grant Law Office has a Quick Contact form, which we will respond to within the hour.
Since an impaired driver is already committing a crime, there’s a good chance that he will add a hit-and-run to his rap sheet.
If the other driver flees the scene, try to get his or her license number and the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. If the other driver isn’t caught, you may have to get compensation from your automobile insurance company. Having an experienced personal injury attorney representing you can make this easier.
The Law Is On Your Side
If the defendant in your case was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), you may have an easier time establishing liability. Juries in Georgia tend to look down on drunk drivers and side with victims.
In addition to the usual damages (medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.), you may seek punitive damages, which are special payments intended to punish severe wrongdoing. While there is a punitive damages cap under Georgia law ($250,000), cases involving drunk drivers are exempt. This means you may potentially receive a more substantial verdict for your losses. Punitive damages are more important than just getting you more money. They discourage the driver from committing the same offense again, and set a precedent for other drivers in the state.
Dealing with Insurance Companies in Atlanta
Insurance companies know that drunk-driving accident cases are trouble. That's why they pull out all the stops to try and trick claimants into accepting less-than-adequate settlement deals. In order to ensure your claim remains strong, do not speak to the insurance adjuster. He or she may try and pressure you into doing something that would jeopardize your claim. Do not give them the chance. Redirect any queries to your trusted attorney. The experienced legal team at Grant Law Office has dealt with insurance companies before and will not be fooled into accepting less than you deserve.
Grant Law Office - Atlanta Accident Attorneys You Can Depend On
Recovering from the devastating effects of a drunk-driving accident can be lengthy and painstaking. You shouldn't have to do it alone. Please contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer at Grant Law Office and let our excellent legal staff attend to your needs and bear some of the burden. If you have any specific questions regarding your case, feel free to contact our office at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955.