At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia car crash attorneys know, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, that 23.7% of the state’s collision fatalities last year were the result of alcohol-impaired driving.
In addition, there were 17,436 DUI arrests in Georgia over the same period. When drivers decide to get behind the wheel and drive under the influence of alcohol, they endanger everyone on our roadways — including other passenger vehicle drivers and occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
When a drunk driver injures someone, they assume the negligent party will be held liable for the crash, including the resulting damages. While this is a reasonable expectation, the reality is that the drunk driver’s insurance company is not simply going to write the injured party a blank check.
Instead, the insurance representative will require you to prove that their policyholder was entirely at fault for the crash. This is difficult to do and may result in a significant delay in what will undoubtedly be an undervalued settlement offer. We can help pursue a better result.
What are the Benefits of Partnering with a Personal Injury Attorney After Being Hurt in a Georgia DUI Accident?
To pursue a drunk driver for your total financial compensation, you must meet the legal threshold for proving the individual owed you a duty of care, then violated that duty, causing injuries and damages.
This requires more than an accusation that the driver was drunk. It requires tangible evidence.
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our drunk driving collision attorneys can help by:
- Compiling all the necessary evidence to support the drunk driving claim, including obtaining a copy of the collision report, interviewing law enforcement that responded to the crash, and referencing the police report if there was a criminal arrest for driving under the influence.
- Accurately calculate damages based on your injuries, current and future medical costs, lost wages, property damage, any out-of-pocket expenses associated with the crash, and compensation for personal pain and suffering.
- Routing all communication with the insurance company through our office while negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf.
- Taking your case to trial and representing you in court if your settlement negotiations fail.
Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses associated with our legal representation. We will only collect our attorney fees after from amounts we recover on your behalf.
Contact our skilled Georgia drunk driving traffic crash lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.