What if I Was in an Accident With a Drunk Driver?
A Car accident of any kind can be a traumatic experience. However, a car accident that a drunk driver causes, can be especially harrowing.
Drunk drivers completely disregard others safety, as well as their own, when they get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk drivers cause 28 fatal accidents per day in the United States and many more car accidents with serious injuries.
In Georgia, a drunk driver is anyone driving with a blood alcohol content of higher than .08 percent. However, drivers involved in car accidents don’t always have their blood alcohol tested following the incident. If you suspect the driver of the other car has been drinking or is showing signs of intoxication, be sure to talk to the police officers or other emergency personnel at the scene of the car accident. These signs may include slurred speech, impaired motor skills, and/or difficulty standing or walking.
If the other driver was injured in the car accident, it might be challenging to assess their sobriety. Nevertheless, it is still essential to ask law enforcement on the scene to conduct a test. If the test isn’t done promptly at the time of the car accident, the blood alcohol levels will continue to decrease as time passes.
If you have been involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, it is vital to have all the evidence and facts to build your case and successfully recover everything you may be entitled to.
If a drunk driver has injured you or someone you love, let us help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will work hard at collecting the crucial evidence, including visiting the scene of the car accident, gathering the police report as well as calculating your losses and medical expenses. Additionally, our car accident attorneys will help you determine the emotional cost of pain and suffering, lost wages, and decreased future earning potential, while getting you maximum compensation.
At Joshi & Patel (or is it JPattorneys?), we offer a free case evaluation andno obligation consultation. Once it has been determined that you have a case, we will work for you on a contingent fee basis. In other words, you don’t pay your personal injury attorney fees up-front. Instead, you sign an agreement to pay us a percentage of your settlement amount. You pay us absolutely nothing unless you recover.
**Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.