Making Your Case Against a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving crashes are some of the most preventable accidents that one can be involved in. As these make up about 25% of all traffic fatalities in Georgia, the chances of being in one increase every day, as does their severity.
Since there is often very clear physical evidence in these cases, negligence and accident liability are easy to place. Considering this, injured victims tend to ask how much can be recovered from these accidents and which damages are able to be obtained.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
The damages that may be recovered vary depending on the severity of your injuries. However, these are often the standard damages in a personal injury case:
- Current and future medical bills associated with the accident
- Vehicle or other property damages
- Medical expenses for passengers
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future lost wages related to the accident injuries
- Loss of life expenses, if applicable
When entering into the negotiations process, an attorney will examine these and more areas of your case to determine the appropriate amount of compensation. During this time, they may also consider the insurance policy limits of each party involved.
It's important to know that drunk driving accidents can result in both civil and criminal charges against the at-fault driver. You can learn more about this distinction here.
How Our Georgia Attorneys Can Help
The team at Pritchard Injury Firm has decades of combined experience helping Georgia drivers recover damages from car accidents involving drunk drivers. Our attorneys have obtained over a million dollars in verdicts and settlements and are ready to help you on the road to recovery.
If you or a loved one were involved in a collision with an alcohol-impaired driver, call (470) 577-8152 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.