Accountability in Drunk Driving Accident Claims
Compensation for Georgia Accident Victims and Their Families
Nothing is more devastating than opening the door to a police officer who explains that your loved one isn’t coming home. What’s more, is that their death was the result of someone’s poor decision to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Our attorneys at Wells and McElwee, P.C. are here as your counselor and your dedicated legal advocate as your family deals with the aftermath of a drunk driving accident.
Contact us in Athens, Georgia, to discuss bringing a personal injury or wrongful death case against a drunk driver.
Our lawyers will diligently handle any insurance issues involved in holding the drunk driver responsible for your injuries or losses. However, the driver’s negligence is often only one aspect of your personal injury or wrongful death case. In representing Georgia accident victims for over 30 years, our attorneys are well-versed in Georgia’s liquor liability laws. This may prove to be an integral part of your drunk driving accident case.
Georgia Dram Shop Act: Liability for over-service of alcohol
Georgia bars, restaurants and other liquor establishments have a duty to sell and serve alcohol responsibly. Georgia liquor liability laws prohibit the sale or service of alcohol to minors or individuals who are already visibly intoxicated. When negligent service of alcohol leads to an intoxicated individual getting behind the wheel, the bar or liquor establishment that over-served the individual may be held financially responsible for any injuries or fatalities that result from a drunk driving accident.
Whether you are dealing with a serious neck or spinal cord injury or are coping with the sudden death of a loved one, you shouldn’t have to worry about the legal aspects of your case or how you will support your family. Our reputation as strong litigators, as well as the defense’s knowledge of how a jury views drunk driving negligence will often lead to a fair settlement. However, when we believe you are entitled to far more than you have been offered, we will not hesitate to aggressively represent your interests before a jury.
Ask an Athens Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver or if a loved one died in a fatal drunk driving accident, call us at 706-410-1442 or fill out our short form for a free consultation with a Georgia personal injury attorney.
Most often, we take accident claims on a contingent fee basis. This means unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you, we will not charge a fee. We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.