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What should I do if I suspect the person who hit my car and caused my Georgia car accident was drunk?

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When victims are injured or killed in accidents caused by drunk drivers, they have a right to seek justice through a personal injury claim. An Atlanta injury attorney can help victims of drunk driving accidents determine what to do after a car accident with an intoxicated driver.

Accidents caused by drunk drivers not only create the potential for your family to become involved in a personal injury claim, but also may result in a criminal case against the drunk driver. Injury claims from drunk driving accidents may require that you provide evidence supporting the driver’s state of impairment during the crash. 

After filing your car accident claim with the insurance company, you’ll be questioned on the details of the accident by the insurance adjuster. During this recorded statement you’ll need to watch that you don’t claim the driver was guilty of DUI. Even if the driver had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, until he or she is officially sentenced, the driver is not guilty.

Before speaking to the insurance companies and potentially damaging your claim by making unsupported accusations, talk to an Atlanta injury attorney. The injuries caused by drunk driving accidents are often more serious or fatal. They often take place at higher rates of speed and are more likely to be head-on collisions due to driver distraction.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you deal with using the proceedings of the criminal case to support your personal injury claim and help you make informed decisions about your rights in both situations.

Contact an Atlanta Injury Attorney

After a car accident resulting in serious or fatal injury 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!

At The Law Offices of Shane Smith we help victims of accidents caused by drunk drivers or negligent motorists. Injuries suffered from drunk driving accidents can be especially devastating to the victims and we are here to help your family seek justice for the unfortunate consequences of another’s negligence.

Before making the decision to hire a lawyer, request a copy of our FREE eBooks, 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 on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by a negligent driver. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 1-770-487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia