Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer – Helping Victims of DUI in Georgia
In 2018, there were 23,449 arrests for driving under the influence in Georgia. Not all DUI drivers get involved in drunk driving crashes but, tragically, 375 people in our state were killed in DUI accidents in 2018. This was higher than average across America and the DUI figures from 2009-2018 suggest that the situation has gotten worse in GA. This is the reason people are looking for DUI car accident lawyers.
The local authorities typically handle the criminal aspect of the case but you might still have concerns about personal injuries caused by the DUI accident.
If you are injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver in Georgia, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, accident-related expenses, and punitive damages. With a skilled lawyer on your side, you can maximize your compensation claim and we can help you fight the DUI driver’s insurance company.
Giving a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company
Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement after a DUI accident. Even if you are the victim, the insurance company can use your statement to reduce the value of your claim. This is one of the major reasons you need a skillful lawyer on your side to handle the insurance claim. If they can, the insurers will use your words to cut the value of your claim by thousands of dollars. An accident attorney will be able to guide you through the insurance process safely and protect your claim from the insurance company and this tactic.
What to Do After Drunk Driving Crashes
As with all car accidents, the first thing to do is check for injuries and make everyone as safe as possible. Usually it’s better to wait for medical assistance before you move anyone who is injured but, if their life is in danger, you might have to move them before help arrives.
If you have any reason to suspect the other driver is driving under the influence – or has broken Georgia’s laws on transporting open alcohol containers – then you need to call the police and stay at the scene until they arrive. You will need a copy of the police report to help your claim. Also, “leaving the scene” is an offense.
It will help your claim if you write down key information regarding the other driver and talk to eye witnesses. You need to get the contact information for everyone involved and your witnesses. Make a note of anything at the scene that might have impacted on the crash (examine your surroundings and the other driver’s vehicle), and the like. Snap pictures if and when safe to do so.
Your health is the top priority to make sure to seek medical treatment for any soreness, numbness, or bruising, it is wise to go get checked out. Murphy Law Firm will help you get your medical bills and expenses dealt with later.
Common Questions About Drunk Driving Accidents
Helping Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes
$25,000 Settlement from DUI Wreck
Our client was a victim of a multiple-car hit-and-run accident. The driver who hit her was driving under the influence of alcohol, and possessed drugs at the scene of the accident. She sustained chest and shoulder injuries, including costochondritis with cervicalgia and thoracic muscle spasms. Our client received the maximum amount of settlement available to her in the sum of $25,000.00
Injury: Chest and Shoulder
Drunk Driving Accident (driver left the scene)
Injury: Chest and Shoulder
Murphy Law Firm is dedicated to safety and we work hard for you and your family. If you are the victim of a drunk driver, we will help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.