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I was injured in an Atlanta drunk driving accident. How does the drivers blood alcohol content (BAC) impact my claim?

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If you are injured in an Atlanta drunk driving accident, your Georgia DUI injury lawyer will gather police and hospital records to determine the drunk driver’s BAC at the time of the crash. Obtaining the driver’s blood alcohol test results is important for several reasons:

  1. Your Atlanta DUI victim attorney will need to show that the driver caused the crash because he was impaired. The results of a blood alcohol test can prove impairment.
  2. The level of intoxication shows the level of negligence and recklessness in which the at-fault driver was engaged. This can be important for determining punitive damages.
  3. The attorney can use the BAC listed in the police report to extrapolate the driver’s BAC at the time that he left the bar, restaurant, night club or other establishment where he was drinking. This information can be used to support a Georgia dram shop liability claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you need information. Atlanta DUI injury attorney Shane Smith has written a book to provide Georgia drunk driving victims with the information they need to make informed decisions. Request your free copy of I Was Hit By A Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? by clicking on the link on this page. If you would like to discuss your own claim, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith and ask to schedule a free consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia