Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Marietta, GA

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If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a drunk driving accident in Marietta, Georgia, let us help you hold the liable party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.

Call The Champion Firm at 404-596-8044 for a free consultation.

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What’s Next After a Drunk Driving Accident?

Far too many drivers in Georgia are hurt and even killed by drunk drivers. If you’re involved in a drunk driving accident, you may be unsure how to proceed or hesitant to reach out to an attorney until the driver is convicted of DUI.

However, you shouldn’t wait.

One of the best things you can do is contact a drunk driving accident lawyer in Marietta, Georgia, for help. Your attorney can explain the process and work with the insurance companies while the case against the other driver is pending.

A lawyer also helps strengthen your case by accessing specific evidence such as blood alcohol test results, field sobriety tests, eyewitness testimony, and more.

Proving Fault in Marietta Drunk Driving Accidents

To recover maximum compensation after a drunk driving accident, you must show that another party’s negligence caused your injuries.

Negligence In a Drunk Driving Accident

Four elements need to be met to prove negligence in a drunk driving claim. They include:

  • Duty of care – All drivers have a duty of care for other drivers on the roadways.
  • Breach of duty – The defendant breached their duty by engaging in drunk driving.
  • Causation – The impaired driver’s actions directly or indirectly caused the injuries you sustained.
  • Damages – Once fault is established, you must show that the accident resulted in damages. These will include economic and non-economic losses.

Negligent Drivers & Dram Shop Liability

Drunk drivers are only part of the problem. Other parties and businesses could have also contributed to an individual driving under the influence, and therefore your injuries.

A drunk driving accident lawyer in Marietta will thoroughly investigate your case to identify everyone involved and determine which insurance policies apply.

First, your attorney will build a case against the drunk driver. This might include obtaining BAC test results, witness statements, medical records, and other evidence. Then, we’ll determine if dram shops could apply.

Dram shops are establishments that serve or sell alcohol. Suppose the establishment knowingly serves or sells alcohol to someone already under the influence. In that case, they can be held accountable for any damage that the drunk driver may cause. These establishments, therefore, have dram shop liability insurance that could be used to compensate you.

Compensation in a Marietta Drunk Driving Claim

Determining everything you may be entailed to after being injured by a drunk driver can be challenging. You’ll need to consider your long-term needs, and there may be multiple insurance policies involved, depending on the details.

For example, Georgia is a fault state for car accidents. You may need to file a claim with the liable driver’s auto insurance provider for certain damages such as your medical expenses and property damages. But if a dram shop is found culpable, you may be able to pursue a claim with their insurance provider.

There are also instances where the insurance settlement doesn’t adequately cover your damages. You may need to sue the drunk driver and bring your case to court.

Your compensation after a drunk driving accident may include:

  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income via missed work
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Medical expenses and equipment
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Property damages
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Inconvenience
  • Reputational damage
  • Loss of household services

The best way to evaluate your case and your financial recovery is to speak with a drunk driving accident lawyer in Marietta. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consult.

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Drunk Driving Accident FAQ

We understand how many unanswered questions you may have about the drunk driving accident claims process. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific concerns.

Where Do Most Drunk Driving Accidents Happen in Marietta?

A drunk driver can strike anytime or anywhere. But some intersections and roads in Marietta are more dangerous than others. These intersections have produced the most fatalities for various reasons, including drunk driving:

  • Windy Hill Road & Cobb Parkway
  • Town Center Mall
  • Bells Ferry Road, Chastain Road, and New Chastain Road
  • US 41 and Canton Road near I-75
  • Veterans Memorial Highway & Floyd Road and Mableton Parkway

What’s Being Done to End Drunk Driving?

There are several local initiatives in Marietta to reduce DUIs and the resulting harm they cause:

Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse
3162 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Suite 260, #823
Marietta, GA 30062

DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program
2206 East View Pkwy.
Conyers, GA 30013
678-413-8400

Can I Also Be At-Fault for A Drunk Driving Accident?

You may think responsibility is clear-cut if the other driver is impaired. And while there are some instances where someone can also share fault with a drunk driver, sharing fault does not prevent you from being awarded compensation in Georgia.

You can still collect compensation as long as you are 49% or less at fault for your injuries.

How Long Do You Have to File Your Claim?

The statute of limitations for drunk driving accident claims and other lawsuits in Georgia is two years. Failure to get your claim filed before this will result in the dismissal of your case. These deadlines can be complex, so make sure to get an experienced attorney working to protect your injury settlement.

Speak To a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today

Drunk drivers and those who share blame for the injuries they sustained should be held accountable. Take control of your life and financial recovery by contacting The Champion Firm. A dedicated drunk driving accident lawyer in Marietta is here to help.

Schedule your free, no-risk, no-obligation consultation at 404-596-8044 or complete our contact form. There’s no fee unless you win.