If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Georgia, chances are good that the insurance company will pay for your medical bills and property damage. However, insurance companies are looking out for their bottom line, not for the best interests of drunk-driving victims. They will pay you as little as possible. Without an Atlanta DUI injury attorney, you may not receive compensation for your lost wages or for your pain and suffering – and you certainly won’t receive punitive damages.
Everyone knows that driving under the influence is dangerous. If a driver chooses to drink and drive, then that driver is responsible for his actions and is liable for any injuries and property damage caused by his decision. Punitive damages go beyond compensation for injuries. Punitive damages are non-compensatory awards designed to punish the drunk driver and discourage reckless behavior. But, these damages are rarely awarded unless a Georgia DUI injury lawyer is handling the claim.
If you have been injured in a Georgia DUI accident, ask the insurance adjuster if you are eligible for punitive damages. When you have on offer, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 866-979-1629. We’ll schedule a free consultation to let you know whether the insurance offer is fair.

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