The holidays are a time of celebration. For many, celebrating involves alcohol. This, of course, is not problematic on its own, but can quickly become so when the decision is made to drive after drinking.
There will consistently be increased traffic around the holidays. Some, like Thanksgiving, may see thousands of additional motorists in and around Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and similarly large cities. Smaller cities and towns also see increases in traffic around the holidays, as many take to the roads to visit family and friends.
Unsurprisingly, accidents involving alcohol increase during this time. These accidents are most common during peak travel periods, such as the days before and after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, but are not limited to these periods. Following the simple rule of never driving after you drink is the best way to prevent being the cause of one of these accidents. It may not, however, be enough to prevent you from becoming the victim of one.
When you are injured or a loved one is killed in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you are entitled to hold the responsible party to account for all the damages that ensue. These actions are separate from and unrelated to criminal proceedings and can be taken even if a person is not held criminally liable for their actions. The best way to understand your rights and options is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
The attorneys at Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC have years of experience helping victims of drunk driving accidents. Our legal professionals are here to answer your questions and provide actionable information to help you choose the best path forward. It can be frightening and confusing to deal with insurance on your own. We can help you understand your options and rights, protect you against unfair insurance practices, and assist you in getting the proper compensation you deserve.
Please call our Atlanta attorneys at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free case review today. We serve victims of drunk driving accidents and their families living in all parts of Georgia.