Atlanta Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Injured by a Drunk Driver in Atlanta, GA? Get Help Today.
Have you been
injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver? Drunk drivers endanger the lives of everyone else
on the road. If their reckless actions result in an injury or death to
another person, they should be held accountable. At
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we are dedicated to helping victims of these accidents obtain the compensation
that they need to move forward.
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We believe that victims of drunk driving accidents should not be forced
to shoulder the financial burden of another’s actions and are ready
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Dram Shop Liability Law
In the state of Georgia, you may be able to seek restitution from a restaurant
or bar that sold alcohol to the individual who caused your accident.
The two scenarios that qualify under dram shop laws include:
- The sale of alcohol to an individual who is under the age of 21
- The sale of alcohol to an individual who is already visibly intoxicated
In these cases, when the intoxicated individual goes on to cause an accident
that results in an injury or death, the establishment may be liable.
An attorney must prove the following elements to win dram shop damages:
- The individual showed obvious, visible signs of intoxication that the bar
or establishment should reasonably have recognized
- The server understood that the individual was going to be operating a vehicle
- The service of the alcohol was the proximate cause of the accident
The dram shop laws apply not only to bars and restaurants, but to property
owners as well. This means that if a homeowner served alcohol to an individual
who matched the above conditions, which then led to an injury-causing
accident, he or she can be liable for any damages.
Seeking Compensation After an Accident
The criminal justice system punishes offenders, but criminal court does
not always address the issue of compensation for damages. In this kind
of preventable accident, the negligent driver's insurance company
usually acts quickly to offer a settlement, but in most cases, it is one
that is far lower than deserved. This is why it is essential to pursue
a personal injury claim with a competent lawyer on your side.
Our Atlanta car accident attorney has many years of experience in investigating,
gathering and preserving evidence and witness statements to support our
claims. It is vital that you retain an experienced drunk driving accident
lawyer to handle your claim and protect your right to compensation. Our
legal team has been fighting for the rights of injured clients for more
than a decade and has an impressive record of success.
Take the first step and
call our Atlanta injury firm today!