The attorneys at Kaine Law are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured people across Georgia. We can help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve if you were hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver. We do everything possible to hold intoxicated drivers accountable for their reckless actions.
We work on a contingency fee. You will only pay attorney fees if we secure compensation on your behalf. At Kaine Law, we can work to get you and your family the justice you deserve.
Work With a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
While you focus on what’s most important – recovering from your injuries – our attorneys can help you file your claim or lawsuit, as well as:
- Manage your injury, property damage, and/or diminished value claims
- Negotiate with the drunk driver’s insurance company
- Prepare your lawsuit
- Handle all communications with other parties
- Gather evidence to support your case
- Retrieve police reports and evidence of the other driver’s intoxication
- Hire an accident reconstruction expert
- Talk with eyewitnesses
- Advise you on legal strategies
- Retrieve medical bills and hospital records
- Represent you at trial, if necessary
Compensation You Can Recover for Your Injuries and Losses
There are three types of recoverable damages, and our personal injury lawyers can help you pursue them. These include general damages, special damages, and punitive damages.
- General: non-economic damages including pain, suffering, quality of life, distress, and trauma. Your attorney can help you measure these losses and pursue fair compensation.
- Special: these damages can be measured by direct economic loss such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and potential earnings. Your attorney can help you identify all short- and long-term economic losses related to your injuries.
- Punitive: These are generally awarded in the form of inflated sums of money to hold a drunk driver responsible for their reckless behavior and discourage them from ever driving drunk again.
Our lawyers have recovered large settlements and verdicts for clients, including $4.3 million for a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
Steps to Take After a DUI-related Car Crash
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, it is important to take the following steps:
Seek Medical Attention
If you or a loved one is seriously injured, your first priority should be to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel your injuries are severe, you should still visit a hospital or doctor to evaluate your well-being, obtain treatment, and document your injuries.
Collect the Other Driver’s Information
Be sure to get contact and insurance information from any drivers involved in the accident. During this process, never admit any degree of blame for the car accident.
Speak With Eyewitnesses
If any bystanders witnessed the crash, speak with them and get their contact information. Your lawyer may wish to speak with these eyewitnesses, as their statement or testimony may help prove fault.
Notify Your Insurer
Notify your insurance company, even if you were not at fault. Do not agree to any written or recorded statements, however, until you speak with a lawyer.
Contact an Injury Lawyer
Speak with one of our car accident attorneys immediately, especially if you sustained significant injuries. Our team can give your injury claim the attention it deserves to help you recover your damages.
Car Accidents Fatalities Caused By Drunk Drivers
Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher are considered “alcohol-impaired” or drunk drivers by law. Due to the risk and potential for injury when driving a commercial vehicle, Georgia law cuts this limit in half for CDL drivers.
As stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a commercial truck driver is legally considered to be intoxicated if they have a BAC of 0.04% or greater.
Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
In some years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States involved drivers driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 20 percent of U.S. traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years involved a drunk driver.
That means that drunk drivers repeatedly get behind the wheel and drive drunk without regard for public safety.
Our Legal Team at Kaine Law Can Help
Our accident attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have years of experience with personal injury cases. We have offices in Atlanta, Conyers, Stockbridge, and Lawrenceville.
We know the financial burden your injury likely caused your family, and we want to provide the legal advice that can help you win your lawsuit. Give us a call for a free consultation today: (404) 214-2001.