Our legal team understands how frustrating it can be when you’re in an accident with an intoxicated driver – and we’re here to seek justice and compensation on your behalf.
You can connect with our team serving Norcross for free. During our conversation, we can explain how we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay nothing up front to get started.
What Types of Damages Can You Receive?
You could be entitled to receive compensation for your various accident-related losses. Some of these recoverable losses may include:
- Past and present medical bills
- Future medical care
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy and mental health services
- Physical and/or cognitive disabilities
We aim to recoup compensation that meets your needs.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Norcross, call (404) 888-8888
Does the Statute of Limitations Affect Drunk Driving Accident Cases in Norcross?
Every personal injury case in Georgia, whether it deals with medical malpractice or motor vehicle accidents, is subject to the statute of limitations. If you suffered losses in a collision caused by a drunk driver, you generally have a two-year period in which to file your lawsuit, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
This is one of the most important laws surrounding your case. By failing to file your lawsuit on time:
- You risk paying for your losses out of pocket.
- The courts will reject your case with prejudice.
- The other driver would not be held financially accountable for your losses.
The statute of limitations listed here does not pertain to the other driver’s criminal case. That is a completely separate matter.
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You Could Still Recoup Losses If the Negligent Driver Fled the Scene
When you bought auto insurance, the insurer was legally required to offer you uninsured motorist protection coverage. So, if the other driver left the scene, you could file a claim with this policy.
Our team will do everything possible to locate the at-fault driver. We can do this by:
- Viewing traffic camera footage
- Reviewing witnesses’ statements
- Using physical evidence from the accident scene
- Reading the police report
Sometimes, people who drink and drive are repeated offenders. We can check our local databases to see if your description matches anybody.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Norcross?
At the beginning of our partnership, we’ll sit down and discuss our terms of payment. Basically, you pay nothing up front or out of pocket for our help. That’s because if we win your case, we’ll take payment from your final settlement. So, you don’t have to dip into your own finances to hire us.
Furthermore, if we can’t win your case, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees. We know some lawyers have a reputation for being expensive. However, that’s not the case with our firm. We are committed to delivering quality legal aid to those who want it.
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We don’t Just Win Compensation; We Win Prominent Legal Awards
Below are just some of the awards we’ve received for our service:
- Million-Dollar American Advocates Forum recognition
- Multi-Million-Dollar American Advocates Forum recognition
- America’s Top 100 Attorneys
- An Avvo Rating of 9.9/10
- Pacesetter 2020
Commonly Asked Questions About Drunk Driving Accident Cases in Norcross
Below, we’ve included a short question-and-answer section about some of our previous clients’ queries. You’re more than welcome to ask us additional questions during your free case review.
What If You Were Riding with a Drunk Driver While They Had an Accident?
The drunk driver will still be the person at fault in your accident. However, these cases are a tad bit different. You could even have the right to a claim, but the compensation might be different. We won’t know what you are entitled to collect until we discuss the details of your case. Every accident is different, but we can guide you through your options.
Is Driving Drunk the Same Thing as Driving High?
Yes. If you are high on anything, it’s the same as drinking and driving. Being on any mind-altering substance while driving could constitute negligence.
The Other Driver was on Prescription Medication. Is This Drinking and Driving?
Yes. There are warning labels on prescription drugs that say you shouldn’t operate heavy machinery. A vehicle is considered heavy machinery. You could hold another party accountable for your losses even if they were “high” on legal drugs.
Is a Drunk Driving Accident Different From Other Car Crashes?
Yes and no. In terms of the legal process, we are still required to prove negligence, provide evidence of your losses, and notify the involved parties. However, these accidents can result in more severe injuries than standard car crashes.
What If You Contributed to the Collision?
Per O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, as long as you did not cause the collision, you could seek compensation. Keep in mind, however, your percentage of negligence will deduct from your final award. So, if you caused 10 percent of the crash, you could only seek 90 percent of your damages.
Don’t refrain from taking legal action because of concerns regarding fault. If you were hurt by a drunk driver, we can prove that their negligence caused the collision––not your own.
Connect with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, we believe you deserve compensation. As noted, you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. It is best to get started on your case as soon as possible.
To discuss working with a drunk driving accident lawyer in Norcross from our firm, dial (404) 888-8888. We are eager to be of help to you.