Did A Drunk Driver Cause Your Accident?
Drunk driving is not a victimless crime. When an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel, they put everyone on the road in danger. People injured in drunk driving accidents may sustain serious and debilitating injuries. Others may die as a result.
Any injury or death caused by a drunk driver is due to negligence, and victims are entitled to just compensation from the drivers. One of the region’s leading personal injury law firms, Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, is dedicated to representing drunk driving victims and their families.
Success In Representing Clients
Our skills have allowed us to obtain the necessary compensation from insurance companies for the actions of intoxicated drivers. We aggressively fight for our clients’ rights and have years of experience winning many cases through negotiation and litigation. Insurance companies don’t want to deal with us.
It’s crucial to understand your legal options. Our attorneys have a long history of successful case results whether it is for a client seriously injured in an accident or a family member who was killed leading to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Steps You Must Take After An Accident
If injured and hit in a drunk driving accident, seek immediate medical treatment. Also, document any way the accident has impaired your life and your overall recovery. Keep track of your injuries with pictures as well as any other accident-related evidence.
Third Party Liability Sometimes A Factor
Often, the drunk driver is not the sole party responsible for the accident. Many times, other parties such as restaurant owners and employees may have played a role. Social host liability or dram shop laws are in place to punish these parties for their negligent role in contributing to any drunk driving accident.
The Georgia Dram Shop Act allows claims to be brought against restaurants, bars, and homeowners. When an establishment or a person continues to serve alcohol to an intoxicated person who then injures someone in a drunk driving accident, that third party may be held liable if they knew the person was planning to drive.
We Offer Free Consultations
Any injury after a drunk driving accident can be traumatizing and debilitating, and determining which parties are at fault is complex. Focus on your recovery and allow Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, to take care of all the legal proceedings. Call our office at 770-676-1184 or fill out an online contact form to schedule your free consultation.