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Drunk driving kills an average of 32 people a day here in America, with approximately 400 a year passing the state of Georgia for these reasons. In 2014, the Georgia Department of Transportation reported 297 fatalities due to drunk driving, accounting for 25.2% of all traffic fatalities. An accident involving a drunk driver may be complex, with both criminal and civil penalties for the drunk driver. When an accident is caused by another person’s negligence, the victims and families of those injured or killed often are able to take legal recourse to recover for loss. Many people have first-hand experience with the passing of loved ones due to a tragic accident caused by drunk driving. Bell & Washington is ready to handle your personal injury claim arising from a drunk driver accident, big or small.
Georgia law prohibits any driver from operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and imposes criminal sanctions intended to punish defendants for their reckless conduct. Often, these drivers are not only more prone to accidents themselves, but often yield much more serious accidents. However, these criminal charges pursued by the state will not help you recover for the serious damages suffered at the hands of the impaired driver. Our firm will use evidence and key pieces of information from the criminal case to establish a basis for you to recover compensation for your injuries caused by a drunk driver.
In 2015, Bell & Washington handled a drunk driving case and won a settlement of $65,000 for one of our clients. Our attorneys will not rest until your rights have been protected and compensation for your losses has been awarded. By interviewing all witnesses, examining police reports, examining the squad car videos, obtaining all investigative reports, and researching the driver’s criminal record, we ensure that you received the best legal representation available. There is a statute of limitations for filing these cases, so if you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident due to another’s negligence, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case. There are no fees or obligations for an initial consultation and we would be delighted to speak with and assist you. Call us today at 404.437.6641