If you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious accident, having helpful and informative resources at your disposal can be a huge time saver.

If you’re planning to file a Georgia wrongful death or personal injury claim, our car accident lawyer team wants you to have all the information you need, right at your fingertips. That’s why we have provided these car wreck articles and resources for you.

Whether you or a loved one has been a victim of a car accident, DUI crash or pedestrian accident, these car wreck articles and links can help you find additional information and resources as you file a Georgia accident or Georgia wrongful death case.

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Auto Accidents

  • DDS / DMV Locations in Georgia

    A list of Georgia DM locations including operating hours, address and phone number.

  • Georgia DOT

    The Georgia Department of Transportation’s team of motivated professionals is working to maintain safety on our roadways and to relieve congestion on our interstates. Our commitment is a 21st century transportation network that moves people and goods through our state in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Georgia Department of Driver Services

    The Department of Driver Services (DDS) is the official licensing and driver certification organization in the state of Georgia.

DUI Victims

  • Georgia DUI Laws

    Georgia's DUI Laws

    The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A) contains numerous laws pertaining to the DUI issue. This section is intended to assist interested parties in quickly accessing the appropriate code section for research purposes. Once you have identified the code section you need, go to Code of Georgia (direct linking to nexis/lexis georgia code is not allowed) for the complete details of the law.

    O.C.G.A. 40-5-55: Implied consent to chemical tests.

    O.C.G.A. 40-5-57.1: Revocation of licenses of persons under age 21 for certain offenses; issuance of new license following revocation.

    O.C.G.A. 40-5-67: Seizure and disposition of driver's license of persons charged with driving under the influence; issuance of temporary driving permit; disposition of cases.

    O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.1: Chemical tests; implied consent notices; rights of motorists; testresults; refusal to submit; suspension or denial; hearing and review.

    O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.2: Terms and conditions for suspension of license under subsection © of Code Section 67.1

    O.C.G.A. 40-5-75: Suspension of licenses by operation of law for conviction of possession, distribution, manufacture, cultivation, sale or transfer of controlled substances or marijuana; or driving under the influence of the substance.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-391: Addresses driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances; penalties for first, second and subsequent convictions; child endangerment.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.1: Nolo contendere please; requirement to attend an alcohol and drug course.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.2: Seizure and forfeiture of a motor vehicle operated by habitual offender.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.3: Penalty for conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving a school bus.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-392: Chemical tests for alcohol or drugs in blood.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-393: Homicide by vehicle.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-393.1: Feticide by vehicle.

    O.C.G.A. 40-6-394: Serious injury by vehicle 

    - See more at: http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/highway-safety/dui-laws/#sthash.ccwhZne6.dpuf

  • MADD Georgia State Offices

    Since MADD was founded more than 30 years ago, drunk driving deaths have been cut by more than half; but there is still more work to be done.  Last year nearly 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes.

  • Georgia DUI Intervention Program

    This is the official website of the Georgia DUI Intervention Program. This website is designed to provide guidance for Clinical Evaluators and Substance Abuse Treatment Providers who seek approval to provide services to DUI offenders under O.C.G.A. 40-5-63.1 or O.C.G.A. 40-6-391, and to those already approved to provide services to DUI offenders by the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities. 

  • Impaired Driving Prevention & Information

    Did You Know? 

    • Drunk driving is often a symptom of a larger problem: alcohol misuse and abuse.
    • Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually.
    • In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes.

Brain Injuries

  • Brain Injury Association of America

    Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. Individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives.

    Georgia BIA Contact Information

Georgia Cities


  • Georgia Drunk Driving Fines & Penalties

    What are the penalties for a DUI in Georgia?


    1st Offense

    2nd Offense

    3rd Offense

    4th Offense


    24 hours to 1 year

    3 days to 1 year

    15 days to 1 year

     1 to 5 years

    Fines and Penalties

    $300 to $1,000

    $600 to $1,000

    $1,000 to $5,000

    $1,000 to $5,000

    License Suspension

    Up to 1 year

    3 years

    5 years


    IID** Required


    Yes - if court



  • Safe Kids Worldwide

    Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Association

    NHTSA encourages all road users, including motorists and bicyclists, to respect each other and foster a safer transportation environment. Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. NHTSA's bicycle safety program focus is on research, education, and enforcement of bicyclists' and motorists' behavior to enhance roadway safety and reduce bicycle injuries and fatalities in our nation.