Decatur Drunk Driving Injury Attorney
Every thirty minutes, someone in this country dies in an alcohol-related crash. If you have been injured in a DUI wreck contact Drunk driving injury attorney Andrew Lynch today.
These accidents can occur at any moment, no matter how cautious you are being. If you have been injured or struck by a drunk driver in Georgia contact us today.
At the law office of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. we cannot promise you an outcome, but if an outcome is possible we will work with you to make it a reality.
In every drunk driver suit we file, Drunk driving injury attorney Andrew Lynch’s goal is a complete recovery of the Drunk Driver’s entire insurance policy!
FAQ: Drunk Driving and Car Accidents
When you get in the car to go for a drive, you trust that the other drivers on the road are driving safely. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case as there are those driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol every single day. If you have been a victim of an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, you may not know what to think or where to start. Thankfully, you do not need to navigate this challenging situation alone. An experienced Decatur drunk driving injury attorney can help you navigate the legal and financial side of your accident recovery.
What is the Difference Between a DUI and a DWI?
DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence and a DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired. While different states have different definitions of the two, in most states DWI refers to the driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, with a BAC over the legal limit. A DUI, on the other hand, often indicates that the driver is under the influence of drugs, sometimes combined with alcohol. Even though both terms are different, it is important to understand that these classifications are equally severe and one is not generally treated more severely than the other. The most important thing to remember about working with a Decatur drunk driving injury attorney to file a personal injury suit against the drunk driver who harmed you is that by failing to obey the law and driving recklessly, the drunk driver in question almost certainly should be held responsible for certain challenges you have suffered in the wake of the accident.
What Does BAC Stand For?
Blood alcohol concentration. It is the measurement of how much alcohol is in someone’s system, and currently each state has a law stating it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher. However, that is not to say that alcohol cannot affect you before your system reaches this percentage. In addition, some individuals may be legally barred from driving with an even lower BAC than the general norm. For example, if a driver is not yet 21 years of age, any alcohol in his or her system is considered an illegal amount. An experienced Decatur drunk driving injury attorney can help to explain how a driver’s BAC may impact your ability to hold that driver accountable for causing you harm.
What Do I Do If I Am a Victim of a Car Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver?
Always, always cooperate with the police at the scene of the accident. Make sure to get as much information about the other driver as you can from the police; their name, car make and model, their contact information and their insurance information. If you are unable to get this information at the scene, a Decatur drunk driving injury attorney can help you gain access.
What Kind of Compensation May I Be Eligible For?
Victims of drunk driving accidents are generally entitled to damages related pain and suffering, loss wages, medical bills, disability, and even punitive damages against the drivers who harmed them. Each case is different and each victim is generally eligible for damages in varying amounts, based upon the level of harm they have suffered as a result of their drunk driving collision injuries. Please contact the Law Offices of Andrew Lynch today to explore your legal options and the kinds of compensation you may be entitled to as you recover from your accident.
Generally, when someone is injured by a drunk driver their claim against the drunk driver is valuable. The simple explanation for this is, in any wreck, you are entitled to recover for your pain and suffering, and lost wages but in a drunk driving injury case you are entitled to punitive damages, these are damages that are meant to punish the drunk driver for their reckless behavior.
You need a drunk driving injury attorney who will focus on protecting your rights and maximizing the value of your case while you focus on healing. At the law office of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. our job is to look out for your interests and fight to get you full monetary value for your injuries.
The drunk driver who caused your accident and your injuries should obviously be held responsible.
What many people do not realize is the establishment or individual serving the alcohol may be liable for your damages. If a bar, restaurant, or even the host of a party served alcohol to an intoxicated person, who then drove and caused your accident, they can be accountable to help pay for your damages. These types of suits are called dram shop suits. Essentially, if the restaurant should have known someone was too drunk to drive then the restaurant should have stopped serving the person who hurt you alcohol. If they did not stop serving them they are just as liable under the law for your injuries as the drunk driver who wrecked into you!
Even though liability is usually clear in an accident involving alcohol, the drunk driver’s insurance carrier often disputes liability. Because of this, in certain cases, we hire engineering experts who recreate the auto accident using technology to demonstrate how the accident or collision actually occurred.
Even in cases that are not complicated, the insurance carrier will often refuse to negotiate reasonably with you, believing that they can force you to settle for less than your case is worth.
At the law office of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., we believe your case should be prepared to for trial. We have found that putting this hard work into your case puts us in a position to get you the best outcome possible.
Please contact the Decatur office of drunk driving injury attorney Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. today for a free consultation.