Yes and No. Yes, you should expect to be treated the same as any other Georgia DUI victim, but not all compensation is the same in every case. Every claim is looked at differently depending on the nature of the injuries, the amount of medical expenses, and if life-altering injuries prevent a victim from working again.
Any victim of a drunk driving accident in Georgia deserves the maximum compensation for their injuries, damages and losses. This is why it is critical that victims make a financial recovery that can pay for the following expenses:
- Hospital stay
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent losses
- And more
Even though you are innocent and a victim of such a horrific crash, insurance companies will still try and limit the amount they pay you. For this reason, you should have a skilled attorney on your side who knows what your case is worth and will fight to get you the best recovery possible.
As a Peachtree City DUI victim, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. To find out more about types of damages available in your case and to get started pursuing the maximum financial compensation, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999. An experienced Fayette County DUI victim attorney will provide you with a complimentary consultation today to answer your legal questions and explain more about your rights.