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How are drunk driving cases valued?


When you or a loved one is injured or even killed in a wreck caused by a drunk driver who got behind the wheel after having one too many, the consequences of this wreck cannot be considered your fault. You may be able to recover damages in a lawsuit against the driver as a result.

However, there is no going rate for these accident cases nor is there a simple formula. The amount of financial compensation you are eligible for depends on the costs you have incurred. Personal injury or wrongful death awards are taken on a case-by-case basis.

Some of the factors that help determine how much you can receive include the amount of past and present medical bills, estimates for future and ongoing care, lost wages from missed time at work and pain or emotional suffering. You may also be able to receive punitive damages against the driver.

The best way to get more information about your individual case and what you might expect to be able to receive as the result of a settlement or jury verdict is to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer in your area. Most attorneys offer this service to new clients.

For more information, or to schedule your free consultation with the experienced Georgia DUI victim attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith, call us today at 770-HURT-999 or fill out the form on this page.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia