Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: (888) 927-6955
Phone: (770) 487-8999
Law Offices of Shane Smith

Contact Us

Get help now! Please fill out the quick contact form below for a fast and free case consultation. We will contact you within 24 hours!

Civil Suit Process: The Importance of Witnesses in a Georgia DUI Injury Claim


Blog Category:
3/28/2012
Comments (0)

If you are about to engage in the civil suit process required by personal injury law in Atlanta to file a claim against the negligent parties responsible for a car accident with a drunk driver, an Atlanta auto wreck attorney may be able to help – but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to help yourself, too.

One of the oft overlooked but incredibly useful assets in a DUI injury claim is the presence of (and testimony by) witnesses. An accident witness can help you make your case to a judge, jury, or insurance company. 

In addition to adding credence to your account of the events that transpired, a witness may be able to provide additional evidence that you were not aware of that nevertheless demonstrates the negligence of the drunk driver. Even a witness who didn’t see the accident may be able to confirm your obvious pain and discomfort afterwards.

However, people’s memories fade quickly, so you need to act even more quickly to contact potential witnesses and take their statements before their memories become fuzzy. Witnesses may also move around before you are able to speak with them. Time is of the essence, and your attorney can help you track down the witnesses who are crucial to proving your story. 

Contact an Atlanta Auto Wreck Attorney about the Civil Suit Process 

After a fatal car 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 about the civil suit process, how to find an attorney to handle your case, and little known facts about personal injury law in Atlanta. 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

There are no comments.

Post a comment

Post a Comment to "Civil Suit Process: The Importance of Witnesses in a Georgia DUI Injury Claim"

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."

Name:*

Email:* (will not be published)

Message:*

Notify me of follow-up comments via email.