Many people know that if they or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia drunk driving wreck, they may be eligible to earn financial compensation as a result. Many others, however, do not know what specific types of financial compensation may be available.
If you or a family member was injured or even killed in a crash with a drunk driver who was clearly negligent in getting behind the wheel after drinking too much, you should not let them get away with their irresponsible behavior. The types of financial compensation you may be eligible for include:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing care (physical therapy)
- Home renovations for disabilities
- Missed time at work
- Funeral expenses
- Wrongful death
- Permanent losses
- Pain and suffering
In addition to direct compensation for these specific losses, the victims of Georgia DUI accidents may also be able to recover punitive damages from the negligent drivers. You have a better chance of this happening if the driver was found guilty of gross negligence or recklessness in a criminal trial beforehand.
For more information about your legal rights in these cases, or to get a rough idea about the amount of financial compensation you may be able to recover in a personal injury case against a drunk driver, we highly recommend that you contact an experienced DUI victim attorney Georgia to help with your case.
You can call the DUI victim lawyers Georgia of the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) HURT-999 to learn more. You can also fill out the form on this page to schedule a free, no obligation appointment about your legal rights in these cases.