Accidents Involving Drunk Drivers Or Drivers On Drugs
Atlanta, Georgia Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving Litigation and Trial Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident involving another automobile, it is important that you contact an attorney who has successfully handled such cases in the past. If the accident involved a driver who was drunk or on drugs at the time, and if you were hurt in that accident, it is critical that you hire a lawyer who knows how to go after that driver and his/her insurance company to achieve maximum results on your behalf.
In many instances, an accident is just that – an accident. In such a situation, which is an everyday occurrence, the driver, who often times has insurance, is responsible to pay you for your property damage, your medical bills, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering. However, in a situation where the driver of a vehicle hurts you because he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you might be entitled to punitive damages, also called exemplary, or extra damages. In this day and age, there is simply no excuse for an individual to get behind the wheel after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. Likewise, when an individual is under the influence of drugs, whether legal or illegal, that individual knows that it is not right to get on the public roadways. Still, drunk and drugged drivers cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries when they make the voluntary choice to get behind the wheel of a car while they are impaired. This happens every day. While an accident may be excusable, drunk and drugged driving is never excusable. As such, when you or a family member is injured in an accident with a drunk or drugged driver, we can help you achieve maximum results, which might include recovering extra damages that will punish and deter the driver from ever driving while intoxicated again.