If you were injured by a drunk driver, you can hold the driver accountable with an insurance claim or civil suit, and a Dunwoody drunk driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can be there to help.
Our firm is standing by to take your call and offer a free consultation. Call us now at (404) 888-8888. Your personal injury claim could help cover the cost of medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
How Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Helps Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Our Dunwoody drunk driving accident lawyer will handle the nuances of your case. We will conduct our own investigation into your accident, and gather any evidence proving your claim, such as:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witness analysis
- Photo and video evidence
- Medical and police reports
With these things, we can create a comprehensive portrait of an impaired driver who failed to take proper precautions. You can pursue compensation through an insurance claim or take the liable driver to civil court for their recklessness.
We will speak on your behalf, drafting communications with and negotiating settlement offers from the other party’s insurance company. We offer these services and more on a contingency-fee basis. Your only concern should be getting better.
Recoverable Damages from a Drunk Driving Accident
No matter the severity of your injuries, you are entitled to collect compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are those items that have a direct value attached to them. They include items, such as:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Medical bills
- Property repairs and replacements
Non-economic losses are more nebulous. They affect you just as much as a financial loss but are not as easily calculated. They can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability
These damages are by no means the only ones you may be entitled to receive. We can review your case and determine just what and how much we can request in a fair settlement for your total losses.
We Could Help You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
You might have lost a loved one to a drunk driving accident. This could entitle you to compensation as well—even if your family member was a passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist.
If you lost a loved one this way, you only have a few years to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33). Although personal injury claims start from the date of the accident, the timeline on wrongful death lawsuits starts on the date of the victim’s passing. Our attorney can help you understand how to file within the statute of limitations.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Dunwoody, call (404) 888-8888
Understanding Your Rights in a Drunk Driving Crash
Because intoxication affects inhibitions, reaction time, and awareness, driving while drunk can cause any number of traffic accidents. Your collision might have occurred due to the following causes:
- Wrong-way driving
- Lane change errors
- Improper turns
- Running red lights
- Failure to yield
- Reckless or aggressive driving
While road rage may be associated with impatient drivers stuck in rush-hour traffic, impairment can also play a role, as alcohol lowers inhibitions. A drunk driver may have a shorter fuse, prompting them to:
- Weave in and out of traffic
- Deliberately strike another car
- Threaten or verbally assault you or another individual
- Follow another car
- Exit the car to intimidate you or another individual
If an intoxicated, angry driver harassed or threatened you, that driver was in violation of the law (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397). Moreover, you can file a claim for the injury and distress the liable driver caused. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers if you were the victim of a drunk driver at (404) 888-8888.
A major motivator for drivers to flee the scene of a crash is because they were drunk. In fact, the liable party in your accident may have been too intoxicated at the time to realize they even caused a collision. To receive the care and compensation you need, you can file a claim through your own insurance company.
For more information on hit-and-run drunk driving, speak with our Dunwoody drunk driving accident lawyer.
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Liability in Other Drunk Driving Scenarios
Your accident may have been caused by a less straightforward instance of impairment. That does not mean you do not have recourse. Drunk driving involving lower blood alcohol content (BAC), minor drivers, or even other vehicles can still be examples of negligence and provide you with grounds for your injury claim.
Pursuing Drunk Drivers Under the Legal Limit
While Georgia’s BAC limit is 0.08%, lower amounts of alcohol can still have an effect on a driver. The U.S. Department of Transportation lists these as possible effects of drinking below the legal limit:
- Lowered judgment
- Diminished alertness
- Reduced coordination
- Difficulty multitasking
- Lessened ability to track objects
- Challenges in steering
- Slowed response to emergencies
We Can Help You Pursue Teen Drunk Drivers
If you were struck by a teenager and are unsure how they could pay for your injuries, you may be able to pursue their parents for compensation instead under O.C.G.A. § 51-2-2. There are some exceptions, so consult our attorney if your collision was caused by a drunk minor.
We Can Help You Pursue Drivers of Other Types of Vehicles
Your crash may not have exclusively involved automobiles. Drunk drivers can operate and cause damage with:
- Golf carts
If you were struck by one of these vehicles, even on private property, you can still pursue the driver for compensation. Likewise, if a car struck you while you were riding one of these forms of transportation, you still might be able to hold the driver liable.
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Do not downplay your accident or assume you do not qualify for damages. The main criteria for a personal injury claim is negligence, which involves proving the other party behaved in a way that led to your injuries.
You deserve peace of mind. Let us take it from here. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.