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The Impact of a Criminal Conviction on Your Georgia DUI Car Accident Injury


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4/23/2012
Shane Smith
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It may be obvious to you that the other driver responsible for your Georgia car accident was guilty of DUI, but unless you have the evidence to prove it your insurance company isn’t going to take your word on it.

At the scene of the car accident police are trained to evaluate both drivers for potential intoxication.

If they suspect a driver is guilty of DUI they will administer the appropriate tests, which may include evaluations of: 
 
  • blood;
  • breath; and
  • physical capabilities.  

The details of these DUI evaluations may not be included in the police report, but rather in any documentation regarding criminal charges.

Criminal charges are a separate issue from your car accident claim. If the police are convicting the other driver of DUI it can often mean you can be involved in 2 separate claims: your injury claim and their criminal case.

The results of their criminal case can be of extreme importance to your injury
claim, but you may not always be able to obtain the proof of their conviction easily.

Because you need to prove DUI negligence was a factor in your car accident you’ll want to have details on any criminal charges for DUI that the other driver faces. With the help of a Fulton injury law firm you can put this evidence to use to support your case and seek a settlement for your injuries. 

DUI Car Accident in Fulton - an Injury Law Firm Can Help Victims

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 because of the negligence of another!

At The Law Offices of Shane Smith we help accident victims seek justice after they’ve suffered injury and losses because of negligent drivers such as those guilty of DUI. We have helped Atlanta accident victims with cases of accidents caused by drunk and negligent drivers as well as other accidents resulting in serious or fatal injury. 

Before making the decision to hire a lawyer, request a copy of our FREE eBooks on DUI car accidents, property damage, and what to avoid in a Georgia car accident claim. Our guides contain valuable information on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death like 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case When you’re ready to get started on your Atlanta car accident claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.


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