Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Experienced and Trusted Bremen, Georgia, Car Accident Lawyer
Drinking and driving is illegal. Drunk driving can permanently change lives, destroy lives and end lives. Yet everyday, people make poor decisions, putting the lives of others on the road at risk. When a car accident is caused by a drunk driver, it is critical to not only recover the compensation the family needs — it is vital to obtain the justice they deserve.
At the law office of Murphy & Garner, we understand that no amount of compensation can repay you for the injustice that occurs when a family member is suddenly taken from you in a drunk driving accident or when a loved one's life is dramatically changed due to the careless decisions of a drunk driver. However, the money recovered can mean a lot in terms of paying for medical and funeral expenses and in providing ongoing financial support that the family has lost.
We aggressively assert your rights and interests as we pursue full compensation and accountability for accidents caused by drunk drivers. With over 28 years of experience, we represent injured drunk driving accident victims and the families of fatal drunk driving accident victims following:
Responsibility for Car Accidents Caused By Drunk Drivers
An inexperienced personal injury lawyer may make mistakes in pursuing financial recovery for injured victims and families of fatal accident victims. However, with comprehensive understanding of the laws in Georgia, we understand the many ways in which we can pursue compensation on behalf of accident victims and their families.
- The drunk driver: When a driver causes a drunk driving accident that results in injuries or wrongful death, that driver can be held financially responsible in civil court. Additionally, the driver may be subjected to punitive damages — an additional monetary award that is above and beyond the amount you may be entitled for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are awarded to punish, penalize, or deter the wrongdoer.
- The bar, restaurant or liquor establishment: In Georgia, if a liquor-serving establishment knowingly serves alcohol to an individual who is visibly intoxicated or underage, the establishment can be held financially responsible to the drunk driver victims for accidents that are subsequently caused by the over-served or minor patron.
Legal Help for Victims of Drunk Driver Accidents
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, or if a loved one has died in a fatal accident in Haralson or Carroll County, Georgia, trust in the services provided by Murphy & Garner. We have the experience, trusted reputation and attentive personal service needed when coping with the aftermath of the accident. Contact our Bremen drunk driving accident lawyer for a free consultation.
Stephen E. Garner is only licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia (he is not licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama). However, if Alabama residents have accidents in Georgia, have claims against Georgia residents or Georgia companies, a Georgia attorney may be able to pursue the claim on their behalf. He is authorized to handle Social Security claims on behalf of Alabama residents.