Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious problem with devastating consequences. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that 4 million adults drove under the influence of alcohol in 2010 alone.1 Control reports that nearly 30 people die every day in the United States as a result of automobile collisions involving a drunk driver.2 from ordinary automobile collision cases and they should be handled differently. Because drunk driving is such a serious offense that threatens the safety of everyone who comes in the path of the drunk driver, Georgia law allows an injured person to seek punitive damages in addition to recovering medical expenses and the pain and suffering caused by the wreck. Punitive damages are designed to “punish” the drunk driver, in hopes that the drunk driver will learn a lesson and avoid such dangerous conduct in the future.
Attorney Robert Tidwell has handled countless personal injury cases involving drunk drivers. Once you are on the path to recovering from your injuries, The Tidwell Firm will implement strategies developed over the years that may expedite your case while at the same time maximizing your claim. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a wreck caused by a drunk driver, do not hesitate to give us a call right away and speak directly with a member of our team. Do not delay as your rights may be negatively affected during the criminal prosecution of the drunk driver.