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The Complications of a Georgia Drunk Driver Accident with an Underage Driver


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12/31/2011
Carolyn Smith
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Under the Georgia drunk driving laws a minor driver between 15 and 21 with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .02 or higher is considered legally drunk. This means the minor could face criminal charges, as well as being the driver at fault for your car accident.

When you file a claim against a minor, it becomes a much more complex personal injury claim than one with an adult driver. In Georgia courts, there is the chance that the minor may not be able to represent him or herself; therefore, additional parties must become involved. The minor’s parents or guardians, attorneys or the insurance company can all be involved in your process of seeking damages for the injuries the minor caused in your accident.

All insurance companies handle claims involving minor drivers differently, and it is important to have a professional on your side who knows the ropes when it comes to underage drunk drivers. A Georgia personal injury lawyer may be helpful in determining how the Georgia DUI laws impact your claim and if additional steps must be taken to seek compensation in a claim with an underage driver.

There are many factors besides driver age that can alter the outcome of your personal injury claim. The Georgia DUI laws are often complicated and difficult to understand for victims but can be critical evidence in their claim. A Georgia personal injury lawyer can be helpful in using these laws to your benefit while seeking compensation for your injuries and losses. 

Contact a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

After a serious or fatal car accident 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!

Georgia DUI laws can be valuable evidence in a car accident claim when you suspect the crash was caused by a drunk driver. At The Law Offices of Shane Smith we help accident victims seek justice after they’ve suffered injury and losses due to car accidents caused by drunk drivers. Face the DUI facts – one of the top cases of negligence in causing car accidents is drunk drivers!

Before filing your injury claim, request a copy of our FREE eBooks, 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 how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by a negligent driver. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 1-770-487-8999.



Category: DUI Victims

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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