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Just under one-quarter (24 percent) of Georgia’s traffic fatalities involved an impaired driver in 2019. That amounts to 353 traffic fatalities in which at least one of the drivers had a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or higher.
While Georgia participates in campaigns like “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and has a relatively low rate of drunk driving compared to many other states, intoxicated drivers remain a threat to others on the road.
Sometimes, people think it will be easy to get their claim paid if the driver who hit them was drunk. It should be clear that the other driver was at fault, right? Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true.
There are several things to understand about this situation:
Your drunk driving lawyer can help you with all these issues. We will immediately begin investigating your case, collecting evidence to show that the other driver was completely or mostly at fault and that you had little or nothing to do with causing the crash.
This will allow you to collect the largest settlement possible.
Additionally, we’ll review any offer you receive from the insurance company and discuss what it does and doesn’t cover with you.
In many cases, injured people don’t realize how much their claim is actually worth. They may have additional medical bills in the future, or they might not have considered damages like lost income or pain and suffering.
If the insurance company’s offer is not sufficient, we will negotiate with the insurance carrier for a reasonable settlement. Most of the time, we can make a deal for a fair amount without going to trial.
However, in some cases, the insurance company is not willing to commit to a reasonable offer. When this happens, we are always ready to pursue your case in court. If your injuries were severe or the accident caused the death of a loved one, a jury may even award you additional punitive damages of up to $250,000.
The first question we’re going to ask is if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UI) on your own car insurance policy. This is your best solution in most drunk driving accidents where the intoxicated driver is uninsured or underinsured.
UM/UI policies usually start at the state minimum, so if you have UM/UI, you should at least be able to recover $25,000 for your injuries and another $25,000 in property damage to your car. However, you can buy a larger policy, which is helpful if you have a high amount of damages and the intoxicated driver has no or minimum insurance.
Depending on the type of policy you have, your UM/UI coverage might kick in additional coverage after the at-fault driver’s policy pays to the limit. A “stacked” policy will give you an extra $25,000 (or whatever your policy limit is) in addition to the other insurance coverage.
Don’t assume the situation is hopeless until you talk to a lawyer. While UM/UI coverage is often the only way to recover damages, we will search for other options to help you. In some cases, we may be able to do the following:
While there is no way to completely eliminate the threat, there are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of being hit by a drunk driver:
If a drunk driver injured you or a loved one, a drunk driving attorney can help you recover the damages you deserve to help with your recovery. Please contact the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm for a free consultation about your case.
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