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Fighting a Drunk Driving Lawsuit through the Atlanta Civil Litigation Process (Part A)

After a serious car accident caused by a drunk driver, many accident victims wonder if they’re eligible to file a lawsuit and what sort of civil litigation process and procedures they’ll have to undergo. Because drunk driving is against the law, an Atlanta accident attorney can help. 

Georgia drunk driving law expressly provides the opportunity for injured victims to file personal injury claims against those responsible for the accidents, including, but not limited to, the driver, whoever provided the driver with alcohol if the driver was underage, and the proprietor of the bar, restaurant or liquor store that provided the driver with alcohol once it was clear he or she was already inebriated and had the intention to drive. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidents caused by drunk drivers cost more than $50 billion per year. The Office for Victims of Crimes concludes that approximately 30% of Americans have been or will be involved in an alcohol-related collision at some point in their lifetime. 

Considering the alarming cost and rate of drunk driving accidents, it’s both surprising and disheartening that so many people choose to jeopardize not only their own lives, but also the lives of others just to be without the inconvenience of getting a ride or paying cab fare. 

How an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Can Streamline Your Civil Litigation Process

An attorney can help you enforce your legal right to financial recovery by building a compelling case based on solid evidence. It’s important to reach out to an attorney who can get the process underway as quickly as possible because there’s only a limited window of time in which to take action against the culpable parties.

If you or someone you love has been injured, contact an Atlanta car accident attorney for a free consultation about whether or not your accident and injury are eligible for a claim and, if necessary, a lawsuit. 

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia