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Augusta Drunk Diving Lawyer

All DUI motor vehicle accidents are preventable. If a person drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causes an accident that causes injury to another, he or she can be held liable for damages. If you have been injured due to the recklessness of a drunk driver, contact an experienced Augusta drunk driving accident attorney.

Liability for a Drunk Driving Accident in Augusta, GA

When dealing with a car accident claim caused by a drunk driver, it is important to explore all possible avenues of liability. The drunk driver will likely be facing criminal charges in addition to civil lawsuits filed by those injured in the accident. The degree to which the driver was intoxicated may play a factor in whether or not punitive damages can be awarded in your claim and can determine the criminal charge the driver may face.

The establishment that sold the driver alcohol can be held liable for damages after the accident. Georgia's dram shop laws extend liability to a number of different parties who may have been responsible for providing alcohol to the drunk driver. Liquor stores, bar or restaurant owners, servers, party hosts and other retailers may be held liable for damages if it can be proven that they sold alcohol to an individual who was underage or clearly already intoxicated.

An experienced Augusta drunk driving accident lawyer will work to determine how intoxicated the driver was in addition to whether the driver was served while already drunk in order to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Drunk Driving Accident Claim?

The injuries that arise from alcohol-related accidents can result in huge financial burdens being placed on an individual or family that would not have occurred if not for the accident. Georgia law allows those injured in accidents caused by negligence the right to recover damages from the responsible parties. Following an injury caused by a drunk driver, you may be eligible for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Punitive damages, depending on the nature of the accident

Contact an experienced DUI Lawyer in Augusta, GA., Today!

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you need legal representation as soon as possible. Troy Lanier offers free initial consultations, with after-hours appointments available. Contact Attorney Lanier at 800-511-7984 for more information regarding your rights after an accident caused by a drunk driver.

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Troy A. Lanier, P.C.
453 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: Toll-Free: 800-511-7984 | 706-550-1941
Fax: 706-724-6064
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P.O. Box 2426
Augusta, GA 30903

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