Articles Posted in Drunk Driving Victims

esther-tuttle-280714-copy-300x200Many of the accidents that happen each year in and around Atlanta, Georgia happen because of drunk or drugged driving. So what is a victim of this kind of accident supposed to do? How is the negligent party responsible to pay for the damages that can occur as a result? Those damages can be far reaching, including lost wages, hospital bills, pain, suffering, and more. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk or drugged driver, contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer right away.

These and other questions are on the minds of several Lumpkin County residents after an alleged drugged driver recently crashed into a popular restaurant, injuring several people and causing a chain reaction that made nine cars crash into each other. The police quickly arrived on scene and began investigating what happened and what caused the pileup and injuries.

What happened in this case is what happens in a lot of the cases involving car accidents. Once the police investigated the cause, they determined that the man who began the chain of events and ran into the restaurant was driving under the influence of drugs. As a result, he was charged with DUI, but now the victims of this alleged crime are left wondering what their options are.

I am the attorney for the two young women who were seriously injured by this horrific car crash.  Please contact my office if you have any information relating to this accident at (770) 217-4954.

Bryce C. Angell

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.