Cumming Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Helping those impacted by drunk drivers
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a significant issue in Georgia. Not only is it against the law, but it also is a large factor in many accidents across this state every year. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety estimates that alcohol is a contributing factor to roughly 5,000 accidents a year in Georgia. But even as enforcement is more sweeping and penalties grow, drunk driving continues to cause problems for the drivers in this state. Not only can drunk drivers be held criminally liable for the accidents they cause, but Georgia law also allows the victims of drunk drivers to bring civil claims against the driver for the injuries they cause. Bars and other establishments that over-serve these drivers may also be liable to victims under the Dram Shop Act, when the people serving the alcohol knew or should have known that the person was intoxicated and would operate a motor vehicle. Because of the complexities of these cases, victims of drunk drivers should contact the drunk driving accident attorneys of Boling Rice, LLC as soon as possible for a free consultation. Our attorneys have the experience in these cases that will allow them to properly analyze whether you have a claim against the drunk driver and/or the establishment who served them.
Keeping drunk drivers accountable for their actions
Driving under the influence of alcohol is considered to be negligence in most cases. It is negligent for a driver get behind the wheel of a car after consuming enough alcohol to impair their judgment and ability to drive. They endanger the lives and health of everyone in the area, and, because of this, victims of drunk driving accidents very often are entitled to compensation for their injuries. In fact, if it can be shown that a person was violating the law at the time of the accident, that person will be presumed to have been acting negligently.
Determining whether someone was intoxicated when they caused an accident can be difficult, however. There are many issues that may arise—the authorities may not properly test the driver or their blood alcohol level may be below the legal limit. The drunk driving attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC have the experience needed in these kinds of cases to analyze the evidence to show that the defendant was, in fact, impaired enough that their judgment and driving ability were altered. Our attorneys work closely with experts such as toxicologists to assess the evidence of negligence due to drunk driving, or being impaired by illegal or prescription drug use. Time is of the essence, so contacting an experienced drunk driving accident attorney as soon as possible is recommended.
The Dram Shop Act
The Dram Shop Act creates liability for an establishment that serves alcohol to someone they know or should have known was intoxicated and intended to drive a vehicle. This Act allows victims of drunk drivers or their families to bring a suit against the establishment that served the drunk driver, in addition to the driver himself. The Dram Shop Act attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC are experienced in examining the relevant facts of your case to determine if you have a viable claim under the Dram Shop Act. Establishing liability under this Act can be complicated, which is why you need a detailed analysis of the possible evidence that can be provided by experienced Dram Shop Act attorneys.
Contact a Cumming drunk driving accident attorney today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please fill out the case evaluation form to the left or call our office today at (770) 887-3162.