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What kinds of evidence are necessary in a successful Georgia personal injury claim stemming from a DUI?

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If you have been injured in a car accident that was the result of someone else driving drunk, then it will comfort you to know that the process of bringing personal injury claims or a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party is somewhat mitigated, provided there is a police report documenting the accident – and in almost every single case, there is. 

In any accident, the more evidence that you have at your disposal, the better. You should make a dedicated effort to acquire the following because it has been proven that it augments your claim exponentially: 

  • medical and hospital bills, and all records of related medical expenses;
  • notes from your doctor that explain, in detail, your injuries, necessary future treatments, and a prognosis for your recovery;
  • photos of the scene of the crash, including damage to both vehicles;
  • photos of your injuries, preferably from immediately after the accident and some that are more recent;
  • statements from witnesses;
  • a copy of the police report; and
  • pay stubs that demonstrate the time you have had to take off of work. 

DUI statistics indicate that in recent years, the number of alcohol-related accidents has decreased overall, but that does little to mitigate the damage of those accidents that do take place.

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a DUI accident, reach out to an Atlanta car accident attorney who has handled cases like yours before and can navigate you through the treacherous waters of dealing with insurance companies and confusing legal processes. 

Help with Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

After serious car crashes caused by drunk drivers, you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!

The personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Shane Smith are lawyers that get it; we know the frustration our clients are experiencing when dealing with insurance companies. 

Many of our clients don’t know how to hire a lawyer, so we offer 2 FREE guides, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information pertaining to DUI statistics, how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by drunk driving accidents, and how a personal injury claims lawyer can benefit your claim. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia