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Can the criminal proceedings impact the damages in my DUI accident case?


In a DUI accident case, a victim can seek damages in both a criminal proceeding as well as in a personal injury lawsuit. In a criminal proceeding a victim seeks punitive damages, which can be substantial depending on the circumstances of the DUI accident. This means that a victim is recovering compensation from both a personal injury case as well as a criminal case so the damages recovered increase.

An experienced DUI victim attorney will work with you to track and prepare for what is going on in your criminal case and understand how it relates to your personal injury case. DUI accidents present complications, and it is important that victims have representation that can help them receive the full compensation they need and deserve.

If you have been a victim of a drunk driving accident, call an experienced Atlanta DUI victim attorney. Contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling (770) HURT-999 or by filling out the online form on this page.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia