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I had some drinks of New Year’s Eve, but I didn’t drive home. My sober friend did and a drunk driver hit us. Do I have a claim for my injuries even though I was drinking that night too?


New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate and ring in the New Year—but sadly, far too often, drunk drivers turn a fun night into a tragic one. We are sad to hear that the start of 2013 turned out this way for you but we are glad you are alive.

After suffering injuries in a Roswell auto accident by a drunk driver, even if you had drinks that night, you should have a claim for damages. As a passenger, you are entitled to compensation for bodily injury, which includes your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

However, the other driver’s liability insurance may not be enough to cover your medical bills and those of anyone else involved in the crash. For this reason, you may want to pursue a Roswell personal injury claim against the drunk driver. This is a civil case that could be settled outside of court or taken all the way to trial, depending on whether the other side offers you an adequate settlement. In this case, you may be able to pursue not only compensation for medical bills and lost income, but you may be able to collect compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.

There is no reason why you, a Roswell DUI victim, should not get justice along with adequate compensation for your injuries and the mental anguish you suffered. For help making sure you receive the financial recovery that is due to you, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999. A Georgia DUI victim attorney will talk with you in a free case consultation so that you can get your questions answered and know to what you may be entitled.  

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia