When a person chooses to drive his car while intoxicated, he demonstrates his lack of regard for the safety of other motorists. Willful decisions like this cause many wrongful deaths in Georgia and throughout this nation each and every year.
Sadly, drunk driving accidents are avoidable and are a senseless tragedy that occur far too often in Georgia and our surrounding states. When a negligent driver causes your loved one’s death as a result of the driver’s wrongdoings, that driver deserves to be punished.
This is why parents of Georgia drunk driving victims need to play a role in teaching these irresponsible drivers a lesson by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver, and possibly against the establishment that served him or her too many alcoholic drinks.
After a child’s wrongful death, parents should do the following:
- Allow yourself time to grieve.
- Engage a Georgia wrongful death attorney in your case.
- File a wrongful death lawsuit within the specified time frame, or statute of limitations.
When selecting a wrongful death attorney in Georgia, it is critical that you hire someone with experience in handling cases that involve Georgia drunk driving victims. This will ensure that the attorney has the experience you need for your specific type of case.
If you have lost a child or loved one due to a drunk driving crash, please call an Atlanta DUI victim attorney today at Shane Smith Law at 770-HURT-999 or (866) 979-1629 to receive a free, no-obligation 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.