There were 17,419 alcohol related wrongful deaths in the year 2002 alone. This is an average of one alcohol related death every thirty minutes. Even worse, a staggering 258,000 persons were involved in an auto accident in which police reported that alcohol was present. Based on these statistics, an average of one person is injured in an alcohol related accident every two minutes. These statistics are based from data from the National Center for Statistics & analysis. It is a terrible thing that so many alcohol related accidents occur on the roads in America. If you have been injured in the Atlanta area in an accident involving alcohol, contact an Atlanta auto accident attorney today.
Accidents involving drunk driving can be very serious in nature. Injuries can be as little as a cut or bruise and be as serious as fatal injuries. There is no reason to drive drunk. Drunk drivers threaten the lives of themselves, the people in the car with them, but most importantly, the other innocent people on the road.
The process for a claim involving an accident related to alcohol is very similar to a bicycle accident. Recorded statements are taken as well as photos, etc. The insurance company will try to lowball you, will try to take liability off their client, etc. There really is no difference in the claim process between the two types of accidents.
If a drunk driver has injured you or loved one, contact a Georgia accident attorney to discuss your accident and see if you have a potential claim. The consultation is completely free and you may be able to get a much higher award then if you were to try to fly solo. Our experienced attorneys have dealt with insurance companies for a number of years. We will not let them bully you into a lower settlement.
Call one of our Atlanta personal injury attorneys today, and fight to receive compensation for your injuries. Do not let a drunk driver go unpunished. Call us now!