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A DUI Injury Claim is Different from Standard Georgia Car Accidents


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3/20/2012
Shane Smith
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When you are involved in a Georgia accident and a drunk driver is to blame, you are more than likely not only hurt, but also frustrated and angry with the reckless individual who made the decision to drive and ended up injuring you as a result. 

You may have already considered filing a lawsuit, but before you proceed, make sure you understand the differences between a DUI injury claim and a normal personal injury claim resulting from an auto accident. Speak with an Atlanta car wreck lawyer who can answer your specific questions about the distinctions.

Not only can DUI accidents be more deadly and devastating than other car crashes, but they also require a different approach. 

In auto accident cases, your injuries and damages can be covered up to the limits of the policyholder’s coverage, but if you are filing a lawsuit for a DUI injury claim, you may be awarded punitive damages. These are more rare than the standard general and special damages in personal injury cases, and are reserved for instances in which substance abuse or malfeasance are demonstrated. 

This is just one of the many differences that separate a DUI injury claim from those accidents that don’t involve drunk drivers. To learn more about how your case can be handled by a Georgia DUI victim representative, speak with one of our attorneys. 

Contact an Atlanta Car Wreck Lawyer about Your DUI Injury Claim

After a serious Georgia accident with a drunk driver, you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!

The personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Shane Smith are lawyers who get it; we know the frustration our clients are experiencing when dealing with insurance companies. 

Many of our clients don’t know how to hire a lawyer, so we offer 2 FREE guides, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information on filing a lawsuit or DUI injury claim for your accident, drunk driver liability, and how an Atlanta car wreck lawyer can help. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.


Category: DUI Victims

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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