Drunk driving is never a victimless crime. Any time someone who is intoxicated from drinking decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they put themselves and everyone else on the road in extreme danger. Those injured in drunk driving accidents often sustain injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, spinal injuries, lacerations, whiplash, and internal damage. Then there is also the worst possible tragedy where the victim is killed.
The laws of Georgia – and the United States at large – consider these decisions to be reckless. Any injury or death caused by a drunk driver is not only negligence, but gross negligence and wantonness. The victims are entitled to just compensation from the drivers.
Ashenden & Associates, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, is dedicated to supporting and representing drunk driving victims and their families. Our years of experience have aided us in obtaining just compensation from insurance companies for the actions of these intoxicated drivers that they insured.
What to Do After a Drunk Driving Car Accident
If you have been injured in a drunk driving related car accident, make sure you are treated for any injuries or pain you are experiencing.
After being treated, keep a diary to document any way the accident has impaired daily life—including time missed from work, doctors’ appointments, loss of sleep, inability to continue prior activities, and your overall recovery. Keep track of your injuries with pictures as soon as you can, so that the full scope of your damages is recorded. These pictures may include the number of stitches received, burns, casts, surgical incisions, or any other accident-related evidence.
Third Party Liability for Drunk Driving Injuries
Often times, the drunk driver is not the sole party responsible for the accident. Many times there are other entities who may have played a role in the situation.
For example, restaurant owners and employees are responsible for ensuring no one leaves the property overserved and attempting to drive. If a business fails to exercise due care, they may be held liable for the actions of their patrons.
Contact the Top Injury Lawyers in Atlanta: Ashenden & Associates, P.C.
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., to take care of all the legal proceedings. Call our office at (770) 394-8909 or fill out an online contact form to schedule your free consultation at our Atlanta office.