What Makes Drunk Driving Accident Injury Claims Different
Under Georgia law, (Georgia Code § 51-12-33) auto accident injury claims are based on fault. To hold another driver — or any other party — legally responsible for a car crash, the plaintiff must be able to establish that the defendant was negligent and that their negligent conduct played a role in causing the collision.
Intoxicated driving is, by definition, negligent driving. Drunk/drugged driving is against the law and violators can face very serious criminal penalties. In fact, in cases where a major accident occurred, the drunk driver is likely to face heightened criminal charges. That being said, injured victims cannot rely on the criminal justice system to help them get full and fair financial compensation. As important as the criminal case is — it may produce evidence that can be used in your personal injury case — it is imperative that you hire a Newton County drunk driving accident lawyer who can help you bring a strong, compelling civil lawsuit.
Were You Injured in a Drunk Driving Crash in Newton County?
Our legal team can help. At MG Law, our Georgia DUI accident attorneys are committed advocates for injured victims and their families. To set up a free, fully confidential review of your personal injury case, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We serve communities throughout Newton County, including Covington, Oxford, Newborn, Porterdale, Mansfield, and Starrsville.