Holidays throughout the year are a cause for celebration for everyone. For some, even an ordinary weekend calls for a little bit of fun after a long work week.
Responsible people will make arrangements to get home safely, like appointing a designated driver or calling an Uber or a taxi. Despite Georgia’s best efforts to curb drunk drivers from hitting the road, we still see many of DUI accidents. Those accidents destroy the lives of innocent people, all because of someone else’s negligence.
Maybe you’ve seen someone driving in a way that would suggest they’re impaired by alcohol or drugs. You hang back and hope they stay away from you and the other drivers on the road. Usually, an accident happens when you least expect it. You’re driving home from work, a friend or family’s home, or from the movies when a drunk driver crashes into you.
If you are the victim of a DUI accident, you need a car accident lawyer in Decatur, GA who will leave no stone unturned in the aggressive pursuit of your compensation.
T. Madden & Associates takes pride in representing the community and keeping all members of it safe. Driving under the influence is inexcusable in our book, and we will fight for as much money as we can to help you recover.
Why should you suffer the consequences of someone else’s reckless decisions? There’s no excuse for it. Your injuries, loss of income, emotional distress, and quality of life all matter, and we will see to it that you get the substantial monetary compensation you deserve.
The Facts About Drunk Driving
Alcohol and certain drugs delay reaction time and can change a person’s mood. Someone that’s drinking and driving may become more aggressive, leading to wild behavior on the road.
Other times, those drivers think they are capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. If you need some sobering evidence about drunk drivers in Georgia, their reckless actions lead to most of the traffic fatalities we see here.
Of repeat offenders involved in fatal DUI crashes, 37.9% had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 to .14 while 62.1% of those repeat offenders had a BAC of .15 or above.
Despite the laws trying to protect us, these people are still out on the roads. Some people take legally prescribed medications for their conditions, but legal or not, they shouldn’t be on the road.
You may have no choice but to drive on the roads during the holidays or weekends when people are getting drunk. No matter how carefully you drive, you could be the victim of a drunk driving accident.
Drunk drivers and other drivers under the influence put us all in serious danger. You need a personal injury lawyer in Decatur, GA to aggressively fight against them to get compensation for your damages. Call T. Madden & Associates, P.C. today and pay nothing upfront to get honest legal advice.
What to Do After a Drunk Driver Crashes into You
It will be a miracle if you’re not severely injured after a driver under the influence turns your world upside down. Still, why should you have to pay? They should be the ones to pay for your damages, from your hospital bills to your lost wages. They should also compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Drunk drivers are a menace to our community. If you suspect the driver that crashed into you was drunk, call 911. In Georgia, you should be calling the police after most crashes, regardless. You have to report injuries, fatalities, or damages that are beyond $500.
Drunk drivers often have a telltale stench of alcohol on their breath. The police will conduct field sobriety tests or a breathalyzer test and proceed from there. Their police report will have all those crucial details. We can use that to prove that the other driver was under the influence.
Make sure you get medical treatment after getting into an accident with a DUI driver. Many injuries are not obvious at first. If they caused your injury, T. Madden & Associates, P.C. will go after them for the maximum amount of money we can get you for compensation.
While there’s no obligation, you should take advantage of our free consultation. Most accident victims don’t realize how much their expenses are until after they get a lowball settlement offer from the insurance company. You deserve more than that, and it costs nothing to see just how much you may be able to get after having your world torn apart by a reckless DUI driver.