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The driver who caused my Atlanta DUI accident injuries was both drunk and uninsured. Do I have any other options for compensation?

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About 12 percent of drivers in Georgia are uninsured. If you are injured in an Atlanta car crash caused by an uninsured driver, you may have to rely on your own insurance for compensation. However, some Georgia DUI victims have another option.

 

Under some circumstances, a claim may be filed against the bar or liquor store that sold alcoholic beverages to a driver who caused a Georgia DUI car accident. “Dram shop” claims can provide an additional source of compensation for Georgia DUI victims.

 

Georgia's Dram Shop Act states that businesses or individuals who provide alcohol—including bars, clubs, liquor stores, restaurants or servers at private parties—have a duty to prevent accidents and must avoid serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person. However, it is up to you to prove that the person who served the alcohol knew or should have known that the driver was intoxicated.

 

A Georgia DUI victim lawyer can provide more information about dram shop law and can determine whether you have a Georgia dram shop liability claim.

 

If you have additional questions about compensation for Georgia DUI accident injuries, request a free copy of Atlanta DUI victim lawyer Shane Smith’s book, I Was Hit By A Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? or contact the Law Office of Shane Smith at 866-979-1629.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia