DUI Accidents

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Related Accidents in Atlanta, Georgia

Drivers driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause significant damage to innocent people and their families.  These accidents often cause catastrophic injuries, severe property damage, and other serious consequences. 

The numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are staggering. One in three people will be involved in a DUI case at some point in their lives, and 17,000 deaths result from it each year.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash involving a drunk driver, contact us for a free consultation. 

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DUI Accident Attorney in Atlanta

After a crash involving a drunk or impaired driver, it is critical to contact a lawyer who will help you get the compensation you deserve.  We will work with law enforcement and others to gather valuable information to pursue your personal injury claim.  Often, a DUI crash involves a criminal proceeding for the at-fault driver, and his or her DUI defense attorneys often ask for records or test results be destroyed once a criminal trial is over, and that is why it is important to call us right away to preserve this evidence.  

You can rely on our experience to get you the full compensation you deserve after being a victim of a DUI accident.  From lost wages to emotional trauma and medical bills, we are devoted to guiding you through the processes – from initial consultation to settlement or trial.  

Ranked as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, our Goal is to Minimize Expenses and Provide the Wronged Party’s Needed Compensation. 

Our team recognizes that it can be hard to quantify how your life, or the life of your loved one, has been affected by this tragedy.  But we help clients maximize the financial compensation for their case that can help them get back on track by pursuing all available avenues.

Get a Free Consultation from a DUI Accident Attorney

The sooner you contact a trusted DUI attorney, the better. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or directly by phone. We will provide you with a free consultation to help you decide your next steps and what you can realistically expect throughout the personal injury law process.

DUI is Considered a Crime in Every US State.

After a crash involving a drunk or impaired driver that caused injury to you, you need a qualified team of DUI attorneys that will take your personal injury case and get you the best outcome. The drunk driver who caused the accident is likely facing a criminal proceeding as well and you need an experienced attorney to navigate your case.  

Statistics Show that People Between 21-25 Years Old Commit 24% of the Incidents.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the rate of incidents declines steadily for adults older than 25

Remember, you can only recover the damages if you can prove that you suffered the full extent of the damages you’re claiming and that you incurred the damages due to the defendant’s actions.

For Purposes of Legal Liability, Fault Has Three Parts:

  • Duty of Care – Establishing that one party owed a duty of care to another is the first part of proving fault. Generally, everyone must take reasonable measures that ensure they don’t cause harm to others and the property of others. In the context of driving, every driver must operate their vehicle with reasonable care at all times.
  • Breach – A person’s failure to act as a reasonable person under similar circumstances breaches the duty of care. In a DUI accident case, identifying what the other driver did – or didn’t do – that was unreasonable or careless is essential.
  • Causation – Establishing the causation element involves proving a direct link between the drunk driver’s breach of care and the injuries or damage.

What DUI Damages Can I Recover In Civil Court?

If you chose to file a civil action against a DUI driver, your damages can include:

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Pain and suffering

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Compensation for all your current and future medical expenses

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Psychological injuries or/and emotional anguish

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Your current and future lost wages

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Your current loss of earning ability

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Any other economic and non-economic losses

Why do You Need a DUI Accident Attorney

If you are the victim of a DUI driver, our Georgia DUI attorneys are experienced and ready to help you. 

We will obtain all the needed information for your case, including the sobriety tests, breath tests, blood alcohol content levels, documentation of property damage, medical expenses, etc. Call us for a free consultation.  

Unfortunately, DUI Accidents are Common, and We Face These Kinds of Claims Often

Some injuries are not as severe as others, but sometimes, the consequences can be fatal and give rise to a wrongful death claim. That’s why having an attorney with high reviews is essential. You need an experienced lawyer to help with these highly emotional and complicated claims. 

Do Not Postpone Filing a Claim

We know how hard it can be after an accident with a DUI driver that has left you or a loved one with injuries that have changed your life. These are highly emotional cases as you struggle with the at-fault driver’s bad decisions. But it is important not to postpone filing a claim or talking to a DUI accident attorney. 

Our Client Reviews Speak to Our Quality and Professionalism.

With many years of experience and trial behind us, it’s not hard to see why our clients give us top reviews. Personal injury lawyer Donald Singleton has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating as a top-rated lawyer for legal ability and ethical standards.

FAQ

Who is responsible for my injuries with a DUI driver?

There may be more than one person liable for your injuries. It may be the driver, the owner of the vehicle, or a bar, restaurant, or social host who served alcohol to the driver.  Each case is different.  

How do I know if my case is eligible for a claim?

We offer a free consultation so you can contact us, tell us about your case, and then we can tell you whether you can file a claim. Then you can book an appointment for a consultation in person.

What can I recover after a successful DUI accident trial?

In the best-case scenario, you can have compensation for car damages, medical expenses for personal injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.  

Should I bring any evidence?

Any evidence you have regarding the DUI accident is essential to your case, so be sure to share everything you have (photos, bills, etc.) with us.  

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