The Penalties and Liabilities That Reckless Drivers Face After Causing a Georgia Car Wreck

There is no disputing that reckless driving causes Georgia car wrecks. These dangerous car accidents can have very real consequences for those involved, including severe injuries and even loss of life. This happens whether they were just innocent victims or not.

Reckless driving is criminal act. The penalties a reckless driver, who was drunk or racing with their friends, may face include:

  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • License suspension
  • Alcohol counseling
  • Fines


However, those who cause a reckless driving accident that injures or even kills another person may be responsible for far more than just time behind bars. They may also be liable in a personal injury or wrongful death claim filed by the injured person or their family.

Those wronged by a reckless driving accident have the right to recover full and fair compensation for the costs they have incurred through no fault of their own. This financial compensation may cover medical bills, lost wages from missed time at work, permanent losses, and even pain and emotional suffering.

To learn more about your legal rights in these cases, or to get help drawing a line between criminal penalties and civil liability, you need the expert help of an experienced DUI victim attorney Atlanta. We can help in your time of need.

Call Shane Smith Law today to take action on your case. You can reach us by calling (980) 246-2656 or by filling out the form on this page.

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