We recognize that even though Georgia law enforcement agencies continue to crack down on drinking and driving, many people still choose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other substances. This impairs their ability to operate their vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Often, this decision leads to the impaired driver being involved in an accident. When these accidents involve other vehicles, there is usually a high occurrence of severe injury or even death to the occupants of the other vehicle.
In any case where you have been injured in an accident and the other driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you have the right to seek damages from the other party. A knowledgeable Atlanta DUI accident lawyer can help you receive compensation for your injuries. Because of the nature of accidents involving an impaired driver, the damage to person and property can be much worse than other types of accidents. This is due to the fact that the impaired driver’s reflexes and reaction time are much slower, and therefore they may not be able to do as much to avoid the accident or lessen the impact as they would if they were not impaired. Injuries resulting from such an accident can range from minor scrapes and scratches to major, life-altering injuries and may even result in the death of one or more of the innocent occupants of the other automobiles impacted by the impaired driver.
Every time you enter your vehicle you take safety precautions. Seat belts, child safety seats and airbags are all mechanisms used to ensure the safety of passengers in a vehicle. Unfortunately, there is no way to prepare for the unseen hazard of unsafe drivers in other vehicles. If that driver has also consumed alcohol before climbing behind the wheel, the potential threat to you and your family becomes exponentially more serious.
Alcohol-related accidents account for an estimated annual:
According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Fulton and DeKalb counties consistently rank highest among Georgia counties for fatalities in vehicle accidents where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. The accidents caused by drunk drivers in this state result in terrible and sometimes fatal results for individuals and their families.
After you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may experience feelings of anger, despair and depression. The one emotional burden you shouldn’t have to bear, however, is helplessness. Buddoo and Associates, P.C. is adept at handling cases of injury resulting from a DUI accident and are eager to fight for fair compensation for your injuries, your pain, and your suffering.
The effects of a DUI-related injury can be devastating, but you don’t have to fight alone. Buddoo and Associates will give you an honest assessment of your case. The consultation is free — call our Atlanta DUI accident lawyers today at (404) 870-3557 or contact us online.