Drunk Driving Accidents

Marietta Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

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Georgia drivers who operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol not only violate state law but also run the serious risk of causing an accident and injuring or even killing other motorists. Under Georgia law, individuals who operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams or higher are deemed to be “under the influence”.

Where an intoxicated driver’s BAC does not reach .08 grams or where testing is unavailable, the impaired driver may also be deemed “less safe” and be charged with a similar DUI offense. Regardless of the amount consumed, alcohol has been proven to slow reaction time and affect depth perception, coordination, and judgment. In fact, a BAC of as little as .02 grams has been shown to impair a person’s ability to drive while increasing their risk of causing an accident.

The Scary Truth About Drunk Driving Accidents

Thousands of people are injured each year in auto accidents resulting from the negligence of a driver impaired by drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, many of these incidents can also be fatal. Nearly 12,000 people die in car accidents in Georgia each year. Of those, approximately 29% result from the actions of an impaired driver. These accidents occur everywhere, even here in Cobb County. Even where victims of DUI drivers survive the accident, their injuries are often life-altering for the individual and their family.

The Law is on YOUR Side

If you have been injured due to a drunk driving accident, you have rights and can receive compensation. Georgia does not take drunk driving lightly and there are harsh penalties for anyone who drives under the influence. Not only can you receive compensation for your financial and physical hardships, but you can also receive punitive damages.

This type of settlement is a special payment that is not available in all cases but could be possible in drunk driving cases. These damages are meant to punish a wrongdoing and driving under the influence resulting in an accident is a wrongdoing. Georgia does not have a limit on punitive damages in cases involving alcohol. In other cases, there is generally a $250,000 limit but not with drunk driving accidents.

You can receive compensation for all of the following damages:

  • Vehicle damage and repair costs
  • Medical costs and hospital bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Ongoing care
  • Punitive damages

Put 75+ Years of Legal Experience on Your Side

The affordable Marietta car accident lawyers at Jones & Swanson offer aid to victims of drunk driving crimes across the state, including metro Atlanta areas. Our drunk driving accident attorneys understand the complexities of alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents and have the best experience to maximize the value of your claim.

If you have been injured in a car accident by a drunk or otherwise impaired driver, Andrew W. Jones and M. Chase Swanson can help you recover damages for your financial, emotional and physical hardships. Our top personal injury firm can also assist the family of catastrophically injured victims seek to recover for the wrongful death of their loved ones. In addition, DUI and other similar cases may justify punitive damages against the at-fault driver. You deserve to be represented by local Marietta personal injury attorneys with the experience to prosecute your claim appropriately.

Seek Help From a Marietta Car Wreck Lawyer

It is imperative that a trial attorney with experience handling alcohol-related injury claims begin investigating your accident as soon as possible. Oftentimes, the preservation of certain evidence can be key in making a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. Looking for an attorney for an injury in Marietta?

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a drunk driver in Georgia, contact injury lawyers Andrew W. Jones and M. Chase Swanson immediately for a free consultation and to discuss the ways in which our firm may be able to help you through a difficult time.

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  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
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  • Super Lawyers

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