As some of the most exciting times for teenagers in Georgia are approaching—Spring Formal and Prom Night—we are reminded that these are some of the most tragic evenings for teen drivers and their passengers. Oftentimes, these memorable occasions involve underage drinking.
When a teen gets behind the wheel of his or her car after drinking, a drunk driving crash in Georgia may occur. Not only does the teen driver risk injury, but the passengers in his car and other innocent motorists sharing the road may also suffer serious injuries or death.
As a parent, the Atlanta DUI injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith encourage you to talk with your teen about the dangers of drinking and driving. Even if you do not believe your child is drinking, it is wise to have this discussion to keep lines of communication open. Your child may not be drinking, but may get into the car of someone else who was drinking. Teens often ride with other teenage drivers. Your discussion may prevent your son or daughter from getting into a car with an intoxicated driver.
Despite your best efforts as a parent, your teen still may have been a victim of a Georgia drunk driving accident. If your child was injured in a car crash due to his friend who was impaired, please talk with a Georgia DUI injury attorney to find out whether your child has rights.
Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 to get answers to your questions in a free consultation. You can also request a complimentary copy of our book, I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? The Guide for Victims of Georgia Drunk Driving Accidents.