Sometimes an investigation will reveal that an accident was caused by a drunk driver. This fact may make a family angry, but beyond the anger, there are legal aspects to sort out.
Georgia dram shop laws may hold a bar or restaurant responsible when a drunk driver consumed alcohol purchased while obviously intoxicated.
Insurance companies may have exclusions written into their policies to avoid having to pay out damages when a drunk driver was at fault.
Each of these issues requires careful attention and consideration as a family seeks to maximize compensation after a traffic accident. An investigation to discover dram shop liability will take time. Attorneys will need to review insurance policies carefully and time claims and lawsuits appropriately - ideally, before the conclusion of any criminal case involving the alleged intoxicated driver.
After a Georgia DUI accident, contact us by phone or e-mail to schedule a free consultation. We can advise you on ways to maximize compensation for your loved one after a drunk driving accident and represent you in a lawsuit against any liable party, including a bar or restaurant and/or the drunk driver or his or her insurance company.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.