Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law and could result in devastating life changing injuries and wrongful death. A person who consumes alcohol or drugs and gets behind the wheel of a car is gambling with your life and the lives of others. Drunk Driving gives rise to claims for personal injury when the person’s intoxication causes him or her to be less safe and results in injuries and damages. If you are a victim of a drunk driver, you have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation.
If you have been injured as a result of a drunk driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to more than complete compensation. In many cases, the conduct of drunk drivers is so egregious that it rises to the level of willful and wanton conduct or exhibits that entire want of care that gives rise to a conscious indifference to the consequences. Under these circumstances, our civil justice system in Georgia provides victims with the right to pursue not only compensatory damages, but punitive damages as well.
An experienced trial attorney who represents injured victims on a daily basis can best evaluate all potential claims that may arise from a drunk driving accident. This even includes dram shop claims. A dram shop claim may exist where a retail establishment or individual continues to serve alcohol to a person who is intoxicated with knowledge that he or she will soon be driving . Let David Dekle evaluate your serious personal injury and wrongful death claim caused by a drunk driver. His experience as a former insurance defense lawyer and now zealous plaintiff’s advocate gives him distinct advantage over many other trial attorneys.
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The Law Office of David Dekle can advise you of your legal rights when you have been injured by a drunk or impaired driver. For more information, or to discuss your circumstances in a free – no obligation – consultation with a lawyer, contact us online or by calling 706-922-7460. We serve clients in Augusta, the CSRA, and throughout Georgia.