Accident Caused by Drinking and Driving- Lawyer; That’s a lot of Money!

The value of an accident caused by drinking and driving depends on: (1) whether there is bad behavior; (2) witnesses to the accident; (3) history of prior DUI’s; (4) crush damage; (5) whether the client is credible and believable; (6) transport from the scene; (7) legitimate medical treatment; and a host of other variable factors. This post will address bad …

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Drunk Driver Caused an Accident- Five Important Facts

A drunk driver recently caused an accident in Fulton County and injured my client.  Here are five important facts an injured driver should know when making a decision to hire a personal injury lawyer: (1) drunk driver caused accidents are based on punitive damages, NOT compensatory damages; (2) for this reason, a DUI caused accident typically settles much higher than …

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Driver going the wrong way- Dekalb accident statistics

An accident caused by a driver going the wrong way happens often in Decatur, Dekalb County and other metro Atlanta areas.  A driver who was going the wrong way has resulted in three accidents in 2012 thus far, once on GA 400 and twice on I- 85.  This information was obtained from The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). http://goo.gl/EczMc A wrong way driver caused …

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Driver texting while driving- accidents increase

Being hit by someone texting and driving in DeKalb county and other metro Atlanta areas is an increasing problem. In 2010, 18% of all car accidents where someone was injured involved a driver who was distracted. http://goo.gl/ERFbz  During that same time, over 3,000 people were killed due to an accident caused by a distracted driver. http://goo.gl/KltLy In Georgia, all drivers are …

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Accident caused by drunk driver- how to avoid

An accident caused by a driver who was drinking and driving or DUI in Dekalb County and other metro Atlanta roadways happens more often than most drivers realize.  There are actions you can take to avoid as much damage as possible if you are hit by a driver who has been drinking or is DUI. Watch for drivers who have activated their high beams. Sometimes, people …

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Teen driver killed- alcohol a factor

Alcohol is a factor in many car accidents where a driver is killed in metro Atlanta counties such as Dekalb, Fulton and Clayton County. In many cases, alcohol is a factor in an auto accident with a teenage driver.  There is a direct correlation between a driver who was intoxicated or alcohol impaired in a fatal accident and the age of the driver. …

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DUI driver- accidents in Dekalb and Georgia decline

An intoxicated or DUI driver that caused an accident related death has declined over the last ten years. http://goo.gl/LivQS These statistics suggest that the reduced DUI death rate must be the result of increased law enforcement.  For example, The Nighthawk DUI Task Force seeks out drunk or DUI drivers in Dekalb County, Fulton County, Clayton County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County and other areas in metro Atlanta.  In 2004, the …

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Motorcycle Hit and run driver- Dekalb Police Investigation

Hit and run drivers causing collisions and accidents in Dekalb County and other metro Atlanta counties continues to be a significant problem for all drivers- including a motorcyle driver.  The Dekalb County Police Department under Major G. Horner has implemented a Special Operations Division (or “SOD”) designed to support the uniform patrol division and provide specialized investigation. http://tiny.cc/016ekw Under Dekalb County …

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