When someone is injured in an accident with a drunk driver, it is imperative that they retain the services of a knowledgeable Atlanta drunk driving accident lawyer who can work to obtain the compensation they deserve and need to heal. Our firm is on your side. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Should I Hire an Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer?
There are few things more stressful than being in an accident with a drunk driver. Oftentimes, drunk driving accident cases are more complicated as they also entail a criminal element, which is why you cannot afford to proceed without an attorney who is familiar with and fully understands the complexities associated with drunk driving accident cases.
Georgia’s Dram Shop Law
When someone is injured in an accident by a drunk driver, they can often sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver (under certain conditions) under Georgia’s dram shop law. Essentially, the dram shop law in Georgia states that if an establishment serves an individual who is either “noticeably intoxicated,” under the age of 21, or someone who they knew would soon be leaving the establishment in a motor vehicle and that person caused an accident and injured someone, that person could sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver.
What to do After an Accident With a Drunk Driver
After an accident with a drunk driver, it is imperative that you take several steps to maximize your chances of recovering financial compensation in your personal injury claim. They are as follows:
- Call the police. They will write up an accident report and most likely breathalyze the individual who caused your accident. This can significantly help us when filing your personal injury claim.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Seek medical treatment.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Atlanta injury lawyer who can work to gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
Ensure you speak with a lawyer and file your claim within two years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting any longer than two years will most likely permanently bar you from suing.
Contact an Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
All those who’ve been involved in auto accidents with drunk drivers need an experienced legal advocate on their side who can effectively fight for the compensation they deserve and need to heal. Our firm has fought on behalf of countless drunk driver accident victims, and we are ready to fight for you as well. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.