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Why do I need an attorney if I was injured in a Atlanta drunk driving crash and it is obvious the other driver is at fault?

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When a driver chooses to drive while under the influence of alcohol, the law considers that driver responsible for his actions and for the injuries he caused by those actions. In Georgia, victims of drunk driving crashes may recover punitive damages in addition to compensation for property damage, medical costs, pain and suffering, lost work time and other losses.  These punitive damages exist to discourage reckless behavior and prevent repeat offenses. However, punitive damages are rarely paid unless an Atlanta car crash attorney is handling the Georgia car accident case.  An experienced Atlanta DUI injury lawyer will demand punitive compensation from the insurance company. 
 
If you have been injured in an Atlanta DUI accident and have been offered a settlement, ask about punitive damages.  To find out if your settlement offer is fair, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 and ask to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta car crash attorney.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia