It seems like every month we read about or hear about a driver who drove the wrong way down an Atlanta road or entered a highway traveling in the wrong direction and caused a serious auto accident. Unfortunately, drunk drivers, who shouldn’t have been behind the wheel in the first place, often cause wrong-way accidents.
People who are alert and in the proper state of mind know the right way to drive down the road – noticing the road signs, street markings, warning lights, and the “do not enter” signs. Those who are impaired by alcohol or drugs may not see the pavement markings and traffic signs because they are in an altered state of mind.
About 75 percent of wrong-way drivers are drunk or have been drinking or using drugs prior to getting behind the wheel, and they are more likely to cause a crash between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. Wrong-way auto accidents in Georgia involve:
- Head-on crashes
- Rollover accidents
- Serious injuries
- Disabling injuries
- Fatal injuries
If Your Relative Was Killed by a Drunk Wrong-Way Driver, Seek the Legal Advice of a Georgia DUI Victim Lawyer
Unfortunately, many Atlanta victims have been killed by wrong-way drivers who have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. If your relative or loved one was killed by a wrong-way drunk driver, you need to talk with an experienced attorney today to find out about your rights and how to seek justice for the loss you and your family have suffered.
Although drunk driving is illegal and it is a crime, you should also bring a case against the drunk driver in civil court—not just criminal court. In civil court, you will be able to seek punitive damages and compensation for the losses your suffered. These damages can include medical bills related to the accident, property damages, compensation for pain and suffering, loss of love, loss of companionship, lost income, loss of services, and more.
If your loved one was wrongly taken from you in a wrong-way crash caused by a drunk driver, or if you were seriously injured by a wrong-way drunk driver, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 and talk with a experienced Atlanta injury lawyer in a free consultation today and receive a free 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.