Brunswick Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Pursuing Justice on Our Clients’ Behalf
Drunk driving accidents often have a high level of stigma attached to them in South Georgia. When individuals are injured in these types of accidents, insurance companies are often quick to offer a settlement — long before the victims have a chance to ascertain their true injuries or even speak with an attorney.
This is a tactic used to mitigate paying out large damages in a future lawsuit. Along with medical and other expenses, victims of drunk driving accidents are entitled to seek punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are meant to punish and deter such reprehensible behavior, and insurance companies are understandably quite fearful of them. This is what insurance adjusters will not tell victims when offering a settlement.
If you have been offered a settlement for your injuries in a drunk driving auto accident, seek out the help of my personal injury firm first before agreeing to accept any offer. At The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC., I can advise you of your rights and what damages you are entitled to seek under the law. Let me fight for you to recover maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
How Drunk Driving Causes Accidents
Driving under the influence is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States and results in more than 10,000 fatalities a year. When drivers are drunk, they have a slower response time, meaning that they may not react to an emergency situation or road hazard, like stopped or slowed traffic, until it’s too late.
Additionally, impaired drivers are known to make risky decisions that are also illegal, like speeding, running red lights, and changing lanes abruptly without signaling. Drunk driving can also result in fatigue, causing drivers to nod off or fall asleep at the wheel entirely and lose control of their vehicles. Drunk driving overall prevents a driver from remaining focused and alert on the road.
When you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you need to hire a professional and experienced attorney who can fight for your rights to compensation.
- Been handling DUI cases for accident victims for over 20 years
- 20-plus years of experience in personal injury law
- Recovered millions of dollars for auto accident injury victims
I’m A Local Lawyer Who Will Put Your Best Interests First
I have 20-plus years of experience focusing on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. I live here, work here, and am familiar with all the judges and court systems in the area. This is my community, and I care about making a difference for my neighbors — such as you and your family. Learn a few more reasons it pays to hire a local attorney.
It can be confusing to understand the ins-and-outs of the paperwork that is used to resolve legal matters. Luckily, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center has developed an instruction manual to serve as the primary guidance for completing the most recent approved crash report. For example, when submitting a crash report, it is recommended to follow these guidelines:
- The overlay does not need to be submitted to the Department of Transportation.
- Submit the original crash report within three business days to the Department of Transportation.
- The report can be typed, computer-generated or hand-written in ink. Print if you use an ink pen.
- Any time a code is used for other, it must be explained in the Narrative section.
- Keep in mind that the department is scanning all paper reports for accuracy, completeness, and legibility. You and the department will have a record that can be used in civil or criminal proceedings weeks, months, or even years later. Lastly, images of paper reports are retained by the GDOT for ten years as per Retention Policy.
If you need help navigating this paperwork and other steps of this process, and want to work with a team that will advocate for your needs, The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC will be a trusted asset. Our help will allow you to spend less time worrying and more time moving forward with your life.
Could A Bar or Restaurant Be Partially at Fault For Your Injuries?
The drunk driver may not be the only party at fault for the accident that injured you. It’s possible that he or she may have been served too much alcohol at a local bar, restaurant, or another local establishment. I am familiar with such “dram shop liability” cases. You can rely on me to fully explore all possible avenues for obtaining maximum compensation on your behalf. It’s just one more reason to contact me first.
Call (912) 400-0039 for a free consultation in English or Spanish. As a drunk driving accident attorney in Brunswick, I can get to work gathering evidence to hold the driver who caused your injuries responsible.
I invite you to reach out and call my office to learn about my credentials and how I can help you. Call to schedule a meeting. You can also send me an email. We can meet at my Brunswick office on Cypress Mill Road, two doors down from Grandy’s in Brunswick, or at your home, hospital, or nursing home.
Initial consultations are absolutely free, and I offer evening and weekend appointments. Attorney fees are handled on a contingency basis, which means you owe nothing until I recover compensation for you.
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