Determining liability following a fatal Atlanta car accident can be a complicated process. According to a news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the survivor of a wrong- way accident is attempting to hold a bar accountable for the crash. The fatal car crash that resulted in two fatalities occurred on Ga. 400 near the Lenox Road exit during the early morning hours on August 15, 2012. The lawsuit says that the security personnel at the bar could have done more to prevent the drunk driver from driving. According to the report, club security did take the driver’s keys and gave them to an acquaintance. The drunk driver took over the wheel shortly after they drove away.
Under Georgia law, it is possible to sue a bar that serves noticeably intoxicated individuals whom the bar staff knows will attempt to drive home. It can be difficult to prove, however, that the bar staff knew that the person was impaired and knew the person intended to drive. There are several questions that must be answered. Was it obvious that the person was intoxicated? How much alcohol was the individual served? Could the bar staff have known which individual in the party was the driver?
Victims of Georgia car accidents can pursue financial compensation for their losses from the at-fault party. It is not always easy to determine who should be held accountable for the crash, but a skilled attorney can help. The experienced Atlanta auto accident injury lawyers at Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., help victims and their families get fair compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact us at (404) 995-3955 for a free consultation.