Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are a fact of daily life in Atlanta, and many DUI accidents are ultimately caused by the deadly combination of drugs or alcohol and driving. There is nothing good to report about any car crash, however, in an auto accident in which one driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is fairly clear cut that the drunk driver was at fault. This is why it is important to have a police report of the accident to document the negligence of the impaired driver.
Typical DUI Car Accidents
automobile wrecks can cause devastating and long-term injuries to riders, such as:
• Reckless driving
• Drowsy driving
• Drunk driver collisions
• Unable to maintain lane collisions
• Rear end collisions
If you are a victim of any of these type of drunk driver accidents, or any other car accident, contact the experienced Atlanta DUI accident attorneys at our law firm today for help.
DUI Prosecution Experience
David Zagoria is a former prosecutor from the DeKalb County Solicitor’s Office. Mr. Zagoria successfully prosecuted thousands of DUI cases in Dekalb County. He finished his career prosecuting vehicular homicides-DUIs that resulted in death in Fulton County for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Due to his vast experience in prosecuting DUI cases he brings exceptional insight and knowledge to prosecute your personal injury claim against a drunk driver to maximize financial recovery.
Car Wrecks on the Clock
In some cases a DUI car accident claim is brought against the company that employs the driver involved. Companies assume responsibility the employees they require to drive as part of their job. If the employee causes an auto accident, then their company needs to accept responsibility for the driver’s actions.
You don’t have to drive to be the victim of a DUI automobile wreck. Pedestrians and bicyclists in Atlanta also suffer injuries from being struck by drunk drivers. If an impaired driver has hit you while you were walking on a sidewalk or crosswalk, or while biking on an Atlanta street, you most likely will be seriously injured. That is when you need immediate advice and representation from a personal injury attorney at our law firm, Zagoria Law.
You Need Medical and Legal Advice
A car accident caused by a drunk driver can impact your health, finances; in fact, your entire life for years to come. Even if you feel you were not significantly hurt, it’s important to seek medical treatment right away to ensure you have not sustained any lasting damage. Likewise, it is important to speak with a DUI accident lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process of documenting a DUI accident, establishing your medical needs and working to get you the best compensation possible, allowing you the time you need to recover. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Zagoria Law for a free consultation about your Atlanta DUI accident case.
DUI Wreck FAQs
Q: Can a bar be held liable for injuries sustained from a drunk driving accident?
A: If the driver who crashed into you was served alcohol and clearly intoxicated before they left a local bar or restaurant, then both the intoxicated driver and bar can be held liable. Dram shop laws establish that victims of drunk drivers can sue any bar or restaurant for damages cause by serving alcohol to someone who was evidently intoxicated.
Q: What do I do if a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver?
A: Dealing with the loss of a loved one after a drunk driving accident can be difficult. However, in these particular cases a family member may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, one can obtain the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one due to another driver’s negligence.
Q: If a driver who caused an accident is under the influence of drugs instead of alcohol, does this affect the types of damages I can receive?
A: Being under the influence of drugs instead of alcohol does not affect the damages you can collect after an accident. Both drugs and alcohol can impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle while under the influence.