Hire An Experienced Law Firm When Involved In A DUI Accident
Are you in need of an attorney? Was the driver drunk? Drivers in Georgia who drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs are at risk causing an accident and causing serious injury to others on the road. Also, they are violating state law. Under state law, those who have .08 grams or higher of blood alcohol, while operating a vehicle, are deemed to be under the influence. If an intoxicated driver blood alcohol level doesn’t reach .08 grams, or if authorities are not able to test them, the driver could be deemed as less safe, and be charged with an offense that is similar to a DUI offense. It doesn’t matter how much alcohol you have consumed, it is proven that it can cause you to have a slower reaction time, as well as affect your judgment, perception, as well as coordination.
The Truth About Drunk Driving Accidents
Every single year, thousands of people are injured as a result of auto accidents that involve negligence of another driver who is impaired by drugs, or under the influence of alcohol. A lot of the accidents end up being fatal. In matter of fact, more than 10,000 people die in Georgia every year, and this is a result of being involved in a car accident. Accidents can occur anywhere, and they do, including Cobb County. Injuries can lead to life changing alterations, and this goes for the injured individual and members of their family.
The Law Is On Your Side
If you were injured because someone else operated their vehicle under the influence, then you should know you have rights. The state of Georgia takes DUI very serious, and those who drink under the influence can expect to face tough penalties. You might also be able to receive punitive damages on top of compensation for your physical and financial hardships. Such damages are designed to punish those who willingly drive drunk or take drugs and drive, and it’s worth pointing out that there is no limit of punitive damages a victim can receive in Georgia, when a case involves alcohol. However, in most cases that don’t involve drinking and driving, the limit is usually $250,000.
Seeking the Right Attorney
We understand how complicated things can get when you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, especially one that involves a drunk driver. We have the experience needed to help you out with your claim. Our firm can help your family out in the event you seek to recover for wrongful death of your loved one. You deserve to be represented by an attorney who knows what exactly needs to be done to prosecute your claim.
Drunk drivers pose a real risk to other motorists that is difficult to overstate. That added level of risk is acknowledged in the fact that those who have been injured by a drunk driver may be entitled to:
- Larger Settlements
- Punitive Damages
Drunk drivers can cause serious injuries, and the medical care required because of those injuries is typically very costly. It is essential that you have representation who understands what compensation is available and who knows how to most effectively pursue that compensation.
Dedicated to Providing Caring Representation
At the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, we know how to hold drunk drivers accountable for the suffering they cause. Our extensive experience allows us to build strong cases that help our clients secure the full compensation they are entitled to under the law. If it will help our clients’ personal injury cases, we will go to the related traffic court hearings. If the drunk driver is convicted of drunk driving, that can be used as evidence in a personal injury case. We will take all necessary action to make each client’s case as strong as possible.
Dram Shop Liability
If a drunk driver was obviously inebriated and was still served alcohol at a bar or restaurant prior to causing an accident, we will investigate those circumstances and pursue liability where appropriate.
Contact the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines
When you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, you need to know that your attorney will be committed to helping you and that he or she has the skills and experience needed to help you secure the compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation with our firm, call (770) 941-0913 or contact us online.