A drunk driver is a danger to everyone else on the road. If a drunk driver caused you or a loved one harm, you can hold them responsible. You may have suffered permanent injuries, disfigurement, and property damage. A Kennesaw drunk driving accident attorney from our firm can handle your case.
We can investigate your accident, calculate your damages, and fight for fair compensation.
The Dangers of Drunk Driving
Whether you are a pedestrian, a cyclist, or another driver, the actions of a drunk driver can potentially cause you grievous harm. Drunk drivers are slower to react and may make risky decisions when they are behind the wheel. They can injure or kill people every day, causing billions of dollars in damage.
This is why driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal under O.C.G.A § 40-6-391, but criminal charges are not the only consequences drunk drivers can face. They can, and should, also face the people they have harmed with their negligent behavior in civil court.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Kennesaw, call (404) 888-8888
When to Pursue Compensation
In many cases, an insurance company will seek to settle with those who have been victims of an accident. However, these settlements are not always sufficient. Expenses arising from an accident with a drunk driver can add up, so you may need to pursue damages that can more adequately cover your bills. Potential compensation can help cover:
Medical bills can easily begin to pile up after an accident. Fortunately, the damages you receive can help cover a variety of medical costs, including:
- Hospital bills
- Therapy bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Prescription and medication costs
- The cost of future medical care
You did not cause this accident, so why should you be on the hook for all of these medical expenses?
Lost Wages and Earning Potential
If your injuries keep you out of work for an extended period of time, that can mean a lot of missed paychecks. This can create an undue financial burden for any family. If the injuries from your accidents leave lasting effects and make it harder for you to work in the future, you should also be compensated for that lost earning potential.
Lost Quality of Life or Loss of Enjoyment
If your injuries can affect your ability to work, they could also affect how you spend your leisure time. If there are activities and sports that you can no longer take part in due to your accident, that matters! That affects your quality of life and needs to be factored in when fair compensation is calculated.
If you were riding a bicycle or driving a vehicle at the time of the accident, it is probably damaged. If insurance does not cover the necessary repairs or replacement, your compensation should.
Pain and Suffering
Your past and future pain and suffering should also be considered when your compensation is calculated. An accident can be traumatic for anyone, and the liable parties need to be held accountable for the pain they continue to cause.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one passed away in an accident with a drunk driver, you can sue for wrongful death damages. These can take into account the mental anguish your family has felt due to the loss of a loved one as well as the deceased’s economic contributions to your household.
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How a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You
Our lawyers help Kennesaw residents with drunk driving accident cases. While you are not required to hire an attorney when pursuing a personal injury case, your lawyer can do a lot to help you with your case. An attorney from our law firm can:
File Your Case Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
Unfortunately, you do not have unlimited time to file a personal injury case. You have just two years to begin pursuing legal action, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
This seems like a lot of time, but the legal process can take longer than you expect. Do not take a risk and lose out on your chance to pursue the compensation that you deserve.
Handle Communications on Your Behalf
You should not have to talk to insurance companies and all of the other involved parties in your case. One of our lawyers can handle the communications for you. They will be sure to keep you in the loop with frequent updates.
Gather Evidence Needed to Hold Liable Parties Accountable
Your attorney will also gather the evidence needed to show how you suffered harm and how another party was to blame. Whether you need eyewitness accounts, medical records, or surveillance footage to make your case, your lawyer will find it.
Calculate Fair Compensation
Your lawyer will take into account how you and your loved ones were affected by this accident and calculate fair compensation. Then, they can fight for what you deserve.
Make Your Case, in Court if Necessary
One of our attorneys will do everything that they can to make your case and fight for a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, your accident attorney will fight for you in court and make your case in front of a judge and jury.
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Contact Our Law Office For Your Free Consultation
If you want to know more about how a lawyer can handle your drunk driving accident case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888. The consultation is free, and we can explore your legal options.