Drinking and driving is a crime in every state in the U.S., yet drunk drivers continue to cause accidents, injuring innocent people every day. If you or your loved one has been hurt in this type of accident, contact a Gwinnett County drinking and driving accident attorney from Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC today. We believe in holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions and pursuing the maximum possible compensation for the people they harm.
Georgia has a number of statutes pertaining to DUI car accidents. Under the Georgia Code, Section 40-5-55, drivers give implied consent to chemical testing when they become licensed to drive. Drivers can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in two different ways:
It is in your best interest to contact an experienced Gwinnett County drinking and driving accident lawyer as soon as you are involved in a DUI incident. Only a lawyer will be able to assess the damages and fight for the best outcome.
Victims of drunk driving accidents in Gwinnett County are entitled to claim punitive damages in addition to economic and noneconomic compensatory damages.
If a drunk driver caused your accident, that driver is liable for your injuries. However, depending on the circumstances, there may be other potentially liable parties. Under state dram shop laws, business establishments (restaurants and bars) who knowingly serve alcohol to an intoxicated customer may be held liable for resulting damage. The host of a party or event may also be held responsible, particularly if he or she knowingly provided alcohol to a minor. A Gwinnett County DUI lawyer will be able to determine who is liable for your drunk driving accident damages.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Call Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC right away for strong legal representation in your drinking and driving accident claim in Gwinnett County.