We Support Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents
Every 51 minutes, someone in the country dies in a crash caused by an alcohol-impaired driver*. Countless other individuals are seriously injured. However, the frequency of such accidents doesn’t make them acceptable. If you or a family member was injured by a drunk driver, you have the right to seek financial compensation for all your injuries and suffering.
Turn to Duke & Heath, Attorneys at Law, in Carrollton, Georgia. Our attorneys are here to help make the legal system work for you. Our mission is to pursue justice on your behalf.
Making The Wrongdoer Pay Through Punitive Damages
Drunk driving accidents are often different from other types of accidents because of the potential for punitive damages. If you are hit by someone who make an honest mistake and simply didn’t see your car, it’s not the same as being hit by someone who chose to drive recklessly and endanger you.
Because drunk drivers typically fall into the latter category, the court often decides to punish them for their intentionally dangerous behavior. The court does this through awarding punitive damages. This is essentially extra money the drunk driver must pay. It is intended to discourage the driver from ever driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs again.
What does this mean for you? It means that if you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to collect more money than normal. Let us evaluate your case and advise you further.
Get A Free, No-Obligation Consultation With A Lawyer
To learn more about your rights and options after a car crash in West Georgia, call Duke & Heath, Attorneys at Law, at 678-390-5577 or contact us by email. The consultation costs you nothing, and we charge only contingency fees in these cases. This means our lawyers only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
*Statistic from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).