Drunk driving accidents are all too common. Although they are on the decline in the United States, they are still a significant cause of injury and death each year. If you or a loved one is involved and injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. After obtaining appropriate medical treatment, contact an experienced Savannah, GA DUI accident lawyer to fight for your legal rights and compensation. Each year, drunk driving is responsible for nearly 10,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands more injuries. Drunk driving laws serve to punish impaired drivers who cause accidents, but criminal laws do nothing to compensate victims who are injured in drunk driving accidents. The Savannah auto accident attorneys at Roden + Love help injury victims receive compensation for their injuries. Our experienced DUI accident lawyers in Savannah, GA work diligently to maximize the compensation you will receive for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damages.
Drunk driving accidents happen when someone makes the foolish decision to drive after consuming alcohol. That choice places drivers in other vehicles, pedestrians, and even the drunk driver in danger. Juries usually award punitive damages over and above what would normally be awarded for accident injuries or wrongful death in drunk driving DUI accidents.
No matter the circumstances, dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury can be difficult. However, the physical pain, emotional trauma, medical bills, lost wages, and other devastating repercussions can be even more frustrating if the accident was someone else’s fault. Fortunately, the legal system allows accident victims to pursue compensation from the party responsible for their injuries in order to help them manage the consequences associated with the incident.
At Roden + Love our Savannah, GA injury lawyers and accident attorneys serve clients throughout Georgia who have suffered injuries at the hands of drunk drivers. Although we handle all types of personal injury claims, we are especially passionate about holding reckless and malicious individuals accountable for their actions. We understand your situation, including perhaps, your strong desire to hold a drunk driver accountable. At the same time, you and your family no doubt face a host of challenges and losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages due to inability to work
- Ongoing costs for physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Expenses for durable medical equipment and/or disability accommodations such as widening of doorways in your home
- Loss of enjoyment of life
A number of parties may be liable for a drunk driving accident, including:
- Drunk Driver – if an accident occurs while one of the drivers is under the influence of alcohol, the intoxicated party may be liable for breaking the law and driving recklessly.
- Employer – the employer of the driver may be liable if the accident occurred in a company owned vehicle or while in the process of completing a work-related task.
- Third Party – if another’s negligence contributed to the accident, they may also be liable for damages. These third parties may include passengers who knew the driver was intoxicated but allowed them to drive, or police officers who let drivers under the influence continue to drive after being pulled over.
If you or someone you love has been injured by an intoxicated driver, it is extremely important to contact our Savannah, Georgia drunk driving accident attorneys immediately after seeking medical attention. The statute of limitations in Georgia 2 years for personal injury cases, often preventing injury compensation past this time.
In Georgia the statute of limitations for negligence that causes injury to a person is two (2) years from the date on which an injury or death arising from a negligent or wrongful act or omission occurred. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-31.
Your case will be stronger the sooner we begin, so don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced attorneys right away. There is no risk when we take on your drunk driving case. We do not require a single fee before the case, and we do not collect any fees unless you receive recovery for your injuries.
After you have had an accident, remember that from day one evidence and important information is lost everyday that you delay securing an attorney to start collecting it and making your case. For that reason, call the Savannah DUI accident attorneys at Roden + Love immediately after your accident for a free legal consultation and so that we can start working on your case today. Contact us at 844-RESULTS.