Getting in a car accident with a drunk driver can be absolutely devastating, and the fact that it was caused by someone else’s blatant disregard for the safety of their surrounding drivers can add significant amounts of frustration to that devastation. At Cambre & Associates, we work closely with the victims of drunk driving accidents to make sure that their case is as strong as possible, and that the damages they receive for their injuries and suffering are adequate to compensate for this terrible experience. While we understand that no amount of money can take back the effects of a car accident, we want to do our best to ensure that financial concerns are not an issue as you focus on getting your life back on track.
Schedule an initial consultation and a free case evaluation from the home page of our website. You will be able to discuss your situation with an Atlanta car accident attorney who understands the law as it pertains to your accident, and can explain your rights for a civil lawsuit in an understandable way. Since no two accidents are alike, it is impossible to give a general idea of the money you may be entitled to without exploring the specifics, but we have listed some factors that go into building a complete civil case below. Read more about drunk driving accidents and lawsuits, and contact us now to get started.
What To Do After Being Hit By a Drunk Driver
If you are involved in an accident and you believe that the other driver is drunk, then it is absolutely imperative that you communicate this to the police. Call 911 to be sure that there are law enforcement officials at the scene, and let them know about your concern. It is extremely important that you have the police arrive so that there will be a police report and possible arrest record to support your case.
In addition to being sure that the police are aware of the other driver’s intoxication, it is important that you seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you believe that the injuries you have sustained are not bad, establishing a medical record early is a big help for your case. If you do not seek medical attention until much later after the accident, the insurance company can reasonably question if your injuries actually came from the crash with their client.
Contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta as soon as you are able to. The sooner you act, the sooner you can get moving towards getting your life back in order. While the team at Cambre & Associates are focusing on the details of your case, handling negotiations, or building your lawsuit, you can focus on recovering with as little additional stress as possible.
Compensation From a Drunk Driving Accident
There are many different factors that go into the overall amount that we will seek in a lawsuit, but we have listed a few common things that we will explore for your situation.
Economic damages included in a lawsuit seek repayment for expenses related to the accident. This includes medical bills, recovery expenses, lost wages, short-and long-term disability claims, and anything else with a dollar amount appended to it. This may seem confusing, but once you read about non-economic damages, it will become more clear.
Non-economic damages are awarded to victims of personal injury for factors in an accident that do not have actual expenses or costs associated with them. This includes things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, depression, fear, or a decreased quality of life. While there is no agreed cost for these things, they are very important.
Punitive damages do not seek to compensate a victim for expenses or non-economic suffering, but instead seek to punish the drunk driver for their actions. They are also referred to as “exemplary damages” in the Georgia Code. There are a lot of complications to seeking punitive damages, which we will discuss with you as we are building your case.
Contact Us Today
Contact the team at Cambre & Associates as soon as possible for a free case evaluation and initial consultation. When you hire us as your legal representation, you can focus on recovery with the confidence that we are aggressively handling your civil case.
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