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Drunk Driving Accidents

Marietta Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Drunk Driving Accidents

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
  • 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.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you should not hesitate to retain representation from a skilled and experienced attorney at Jones & Swanson today. Injuries sustained from drunk driving accidents can be grave and sometimes result in permanent disability, or even death.

Contact us today at (770) 884-6652 to set up a free consultation!

Compensation for Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

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

At Jones & Swanson, our legal team understands the financial strains that are imposed on one’s life in the aftermath of a serious auto accident. We don’t believe you should have to face these obstacles alone, which is why we work tirelessly to ensure that the negligent driver is held responsible for his or her actions.

Negligence in Drunk Driving Accidents

Normally, in car accident cases, the victim must show that the driver knowingly acted in a way that was reckless and negligence. Because negligence is rather clear in drunk driving accidents, the injured victim does not have to show anything more than the fact that the driver was intoxicated. Such evidence is usually seen in the driver’s blood or breathalyzer test.

How a Lawyer Can Help

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.

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.

If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, here are some resources that may help answer other questions you may have:

Put 35+ Years of Legal Experience on Your Side

If you have been injured in a car accident involving 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.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a drunk driver in Georgia, contact Andrew W. Jones and M. Chase Swanson immediately for a free consultation.

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