What to Do After an Atlanta Drunk Driving AccidentFor years you've heard the warnings about drinking and driving. You've sat through school presentations about what can happen in a drunk driving accident, and you've watched news coverage of deadly Atlanta drunk driving accidents.
It can be hard to believe that it has happened to you.
Yet, the police may have arrested the driver who caused your accident for driving while intoxicated or you may have noticed erratic behavior from the driver prior to the crash and think that he may have been drunk.
What do you do now?
In many ways, a drunk driving accident is the same as other types of Atlanta car accident cases. The difference is in the details. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers recommend that you:
- Get medical help. It is important to get prompt medical attention so that your injuries can be appropriately diagnosed and treated.
- Tell an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney why you think the other driver was drunk. This will allow us to conduct a full investigation. A blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher or other evidence of drunk driving may be proof that the other driver failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care while driving and caused your injuries.
- Consider your legal options. Georgia law gives you a limited time to file a car accident lawsuit. Thus, it is important to consider your legal options promptly.
Auto Accident Attorneys in Atlanta May Help With Your Legal Recovery
As the government pursues its potential criminal case against the alleged drunk driver, you may pursue your civil case against the alleged drunk driver. The criminal case may result in jail time, but it will not result in financial damages for you. In order to recover damages for your lost income, medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs and pain and suffering, you will likely need to follow a civil case.
For more information about how an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney can help you with your recovery, please call us today at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.