Drivers participate in dangerous and unlawful behaviors every day on the roads and highways of Georgia and across the United States. Such behaviors include distracted driving, aggressive driving, breaking traffic laws, and more. One of the most dangerous choices a driver can make is to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Drunk drivers often cause serious accidents, which in turn cause injuries to other motorists. If an innocent motorist suffers injury in a DUI accident, they deserve to be fully compensated for all of their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses they suffered as a result of the accident. An experienced Fayette County DUI accident lawyer can help hold the drunk driver liable for all of an accident victim’s losses.
DUI is not only dangerous, but is prohibited by law. Law enforcement determines DUI by testing BAC, or blood alcohol content. The following BAC’s are illegal:
- 0.02% or above for drivers under age 21
- 0.04% or above for commercial drivers
- 0.08% or above for all other drivers
If a driver breaks the law and causes an accident, they will likely be found to be automatically negligent by the courts. Therefore, if your attorney can show that the driver who caused your injuries was, in fact, driving under the influence, you will likely be able to recover for all of your losses.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
There is no excuse for drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and cause accidents and injuries to other motorists or pedestrians. Such drivers should be held responsible for any damage, injury, or other losses they cause as a result of their negligent decisions. The DUI accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help DUI accident victims receive a fair settlement for all of their losses. If you have suffered injury in a DUI accident or any other type of auto accident, call us today at (770) 487-8999 for assistance.