Dedicated Drunk Driving Injury Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our personal injury lawyers represent Georgia residents who have been injured or lost their loved ones in collisions caused by drunk drivers.
Unfortunately, drunk driving collisions are not uncommon on our Georgia roadways. When impaired drivers get behind the wheel, they can impact everyone in their path’s lives, including other motorists and their passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
It is important for our fellow Georgians to know that even when the impaired driver is arrested at the scene of the crash, their criminal proceedings are completely separate from filing a personal injury claim. We can help you understand how to file a personal injury claim against the drunk driver’s insurance company, using the supporting evidence from the scene of the crash, including the driver’s blood alcohol content, arrest, and conviction, when applicable, to help strengthen your case.
Contact us today to learn more about our customized approach to producing results for our important and deserving clients.
How Many Drunk Driving Fatalities Occur in Georgia Each Year?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that is one person every 45 minutes. Last year 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths across the country — a 14% increase from the previous year.
According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, there were a total of 1,664 traffic collision fatalities throughout the state last year — 402 of the people killed were the result of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.
Each of these deaths was preventable, and left families reeling from the loss of their loved ones.
When crash victims can survive their injuries, they often face a long road to recovery that is marked by the fact that the circumstances that led to their current fight to get their lives back on track never had to happen.
Our drunk driving injury and fatality attorneys in Georgia empathize with their positions, and work tirelessly to pursue the positive results they deserve, so they can take back control of their lives.
Do I Need a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney if the Driver Who Caused My Crash and Injuries Was Clearly Impaired?
No law says you must partner with a Georgia personal injury attorney to pursue results after a drunk driver caused your crash and injuries, or the loss of your loved one. However, you will have to build your case just as we would, which means collecting the necessary evidence that the driver was intoxicated and caused your crash, injuries, and the damages that resulted.
This can be difficult to accomplish on your own. Even if the drunk driver was arrested at the scene of the crash, the insurance company is simply not going to write a blank check for your expenses. They are going to make you prove the cause of the crash, the extent of your injuries — through medical records, physician statements, and other supporting documentation — and a complete valuation of your damages.
When they counter your claim, they will do so by undervaluing your overall recovery needs, or denying your claim altogether, which will be frustrating, and borderline insulting. You have suffered enough. Do not let the insurance company present a settlement that is less than your overall case is worth. Allow our Georgia drunk driving injury attorneys to take the lead in your case, so you can pursue the best outcome.
We have guided our Georgia clients and their families through the legal process with precision for decades and have procured record-setting verdicts for our clients — because that is what they deserve.
Decades of Experience, Record-Setting Verdicts: We Are Ashby Thelen Lowry
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia drunk driving injury and fatality lawyers believe in providing the legal knowledge, skills, and resources our clients need to get their lives back after they are hurt or lose a loved one to another party’s negligence.
Contact us today at (404) 777-7771 or online to determine whether we are a good fit for your case, so we can start pursuing real results together.