Injured by a drunk driver? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
Traffic fatalities are terrible, and statistics show that on an annual basis, approximately 30% of traffic fatalities in the United States are alcohol related. There are studies and statistics, records and court cases that conclusively show drunken driving leads to tragedy. However, people continue to drink and drive, and we are committed to helping our clients who have been affected by those who have made that erroneous choice.
DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, occurs when an individual operates a motor vehicle when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Normally DUI accidents are caused by those who have been drinking alcohol, but in some cases drugs are involved, whether prescription drugs or illegal street drugs. For alcohol, the legal limit in Georgia is .08% BAC (blood alcohol content), and anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car with this level of alcohol in their blood is committing a crime.
According to the Atlanta CDC Centers for Disease Control), studies have shown that those who have the greatest risk of causing a DUI accident are motorcyclists, young people, and those with prior DUI convictions.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an alcohol-related accident, please contact us today to discuss your case. Our attorneys at the Bennett Law Group have been very successful in obtaining significant results for previous clients in alcohol related accident cases.
Here are some testimonials from satisfied clients we have represented in the past.
If you or a family member has been injured because of a drunk driver’s poor decisions, we recommend you obtain legal counsel immediately. If you have lost a loved one due to DUI, no amount of money can bring them back or ease your pain. However, it can give you peace of mind from worrying about how you will be able to pay the bills. If you received medical treatment as a result of the accident, your medical expenses may be enormous. You may now be disabled and unable to return to your job. The pain of losing a loved one is enormous, but if they were the primary breadwinner for your family, in addition to grieving your loss, you now also have to figure out how to deal with the expenses resulting from their death.
Our firm has extensive experience in dealing with DUI cases and specializes in representing people affected by all sorts of alcohol related accidents, including drunk driving, irresponsible social hosting, and dram shop (or alcohol distributor) oversights.
In addition to suing the negligent driver, in some cases you may also have the right to sue the establishment who served them the alcohol, if the person was already visibly intoxicated. “Establishment” can include a grocery store, convenience store, restaurant, bar, or any other place where alcohol is served. To prove that an establishment acted negligently in continuing to serve alcohol to the individual, you have to be able to prove two things: (1) that the establishment knew the individual was intoxicated and (2) that the establishment knew that the individual planned to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. In some cases, those hosting a party can also be held liable, if they allow their guests to leave and they know that the person is intoxicated.
If you or a loved one is suffering through unnecessary hardship due to an alcohol related accident, please contact us online or give our attorneys at the Bennett Law Group a call at 404.541.9330. We represent individuals in Atlanta and throughout Georgia who have been injured or perhaps even killed by drunk drivers.