When you or a loved one is injured or even killed in a drunk driving accident, the fallout can be truly devastating. You may feel confused, angry, resentful and truly scared. These are all completely normal and completely understandable reactions.

What is important, however, is that you take action to make things right. This comes most often in the form of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, which you can wage with the help of an attorney against the negligent or criminal person who caused the wreck.

While the suit is technically against the negligent driver who got behind the wheel after having one too many, it is the insurance companies that represent you and the negligent driver who have to actually pay out the settlement or amount required by a jury verdict.

You and your family may be eligible to recover damages for your medical bills, ongoing care or physical therapy, lost wages from missed time at work and much more. However, the insurance companies who will have to pay this financial compensation do not like to open their wallets more than they have to.

Your personal injury lawsuit, though originating as a legal action against a negligent driver, soon becomes a legal action to make the insurance companies pay you full and fair financial compensation. In many ways then, these cases are decided by insurance laws and regulations.

The best thing you can do if you or a family member has been injured in a car wreck that was caused by a negligent driver is to contact an attorney right away. All Atlanta DUI victims deserve expert representation, and the best way to ensure you have this is to hire an expert lawyer.

For more information about your legal rights in Atlanta drunk driving injury cases, call the experienced attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) HURT-999. You can also fill out the form on this page to schedule a free consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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