Drunk Driver Accidents
Drunk Drivers must be made accountable
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, last year, about 27 percent (441 deaths) of fatal accidents involved a driver who was legally intoxicated (blood-alcohol content of .08). Each year, more than 13,000 Americans die in alcohol-related crashes, and nearly 500,000 more suffer injuries. It is estimated that three out of 10 people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident in their lifetime. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 2 to 14 years old, and about 20 percent of those deaths are alcohol-related.
Driving under influence is a serious offense. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs pose serious danger to the lives of others on the road. Such drivers must be made accountable.
Driving under intoxication is an extraordinary act of recklessness. Drunk drivers endanger the lives of others on the road. They must be made accountable.
If you are a victim of a drunk driver accident, contact our Athens GA accident lawyer at The Burnside Firm. Our attorneys will make the driver pay for negligence.
Don’t loose out on the compensation you deserve. Before you make a statement to an insurance company representative or sign a settlement agreement, contact us.
We will investigate and identify all sources of compensation. Sometimes, you may be entitled to claim compensation from other parties besides the driver. If the driver was furnished alcohol at a private party, the homeowner may have personal liability under Georgia’s social host law. When an adult provides alcohol to a minor and that minor injures or kills someone, they too are liable for the consequences.
We are committed to making the roads in Georgia safer. We have been involved in campaigns educating the public about the dangers and consequences of drug-impaired driving. We support Mothers Against Drunk Driving. We actively advocate for tougher penalties for drunk drivers and drug-impaired drivers that cause crashes and injuries.
We represent injured clients in the Athens GA area and represent accident victims throughout Georgia. We have an unmatched reputation in getting accident victims the compensation they deserve including damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.