According to the Atlanta Police Department, a driver charged with DUI, “entered the highway traveling northbound in the southbound lanes,” and caused a multi-car wreck on I-85 South in January 2022. All parties involved in the wreck were transported to the hospitals for injuries sustained from the crash. Thankfully, no fatalities were reported and all the victims and the alleged drunk driver were in stable condition according to Fox 5 local Atlanta news.
All injured individuals in the car crash should hire a personal injury attorney. The driver who caused the car crash is negligent and responsible for injuries sustained by the victims. Regardless if the injuries are catastrophic like head trauma and shattered bones or if the injuries relatively mild like whiplash and other soft tissue injuries, the victims should be compensated for the pain and suffering they endure. Insurance companies will do everything and anything to minimize the value of a plaintiff’s bodily injury claim, and will take advantage of individuals who are not represented by a skilled personal injury lawyer.
DO NOT SPEAK WITH THE INSURANCE ADJUSTER FIRST!
If you have been involved in a car crash and not at fault for the accident, contact a car accident lawyer immediately. DO NOT speak with the at fault insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster may to attempt to reach out to you to investigate the claim and record the conversation without informing you that the call is being recorded. The adjuster may also use the recorded conversation against you if it helps the insurance company minimize the value of your claim. You are not obligated to provide any information or speak to the at fault insurance adjuster. Instead, allow your attorney to speak on your behalf so any information provided will protect your case rather than cause harm.
An experienced personal injury attorney will not only protect your claim, but they will also ensure to maximize value so you receive a fair and just compensation for the injuries and hardships sustained from the car crash. When a DUI driver is involved in a car crash, you are entitled to both compensatory AND punitive damages. Compensatory damages include but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages arise from egregious conduct from the defendant such as drunk driving. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for the egregious conduct, while compensatory damages are awarded to make the plaintiff whole again.
Retain a Lawyer Who is Focused on Personal Injury
A drunk driver driving on the wrong side of the highway and causing a head on collision that results in a multi-car wreck seems like a straightforward slam dunk case. But not so fast my friend. There is no such thing as a slam dunk car crash case. Understanding the nuances of personal injury law can be the difference of a $10,000.00 settlement and a $1,000,000.00 settlement. DO NOT hire a divorce lawyer for your personal injury case. Hire an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney who specializes in car wreck cases.
At KIM LAW, we only handle personal injury cases. We know precisely how to handle car accidents caused by drunk drivers and we will ensure that you receive the maximum value of your case. If you’ve been involved in car accident, call our law firm today at 404-JUST-WIN. The consultation is complimentary. There is no obligation. You only pay us if we win. Time is of the essence is a personal injury case, so do not waste another second. CALL NOW!