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DUI Victims

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that 9,878 people died in the United States from drunk driving accidents in 2011 – one every 53 minutes.1 This statistic is even more sobering when you consider that nearly one-third of drivers arrested for DUI are repeat offenders according statistics compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).2 It is heartbreaking that so many people are seriously injured or killed from the reckless, careless and irresponsible actions of DUI drivers.

In Georgia, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) refers to impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.3 Collisions caused by DUI drivers have tragic and lasting effects on the lives of the victims and their families. Because DUI drivers have impaired motor skills and decreased reaction and decision-making abilities, these accidents usually result in serious injury and death.

If you or someone you know has been injured by the reckless and illegal actions of a DUI driver, it is important that you call a Georgia DUI Victims Attorney immediately. The Abrego Law Firm, LLC has experience in obtaining maximum compensation for DUI victims and their families.

DUI lawsuits are essential to compensating victims for their injuries, punishing the offending driver and deterring others from similar irresponsible and careless conduct. Oftentimes, the DUI driver's insurance is not sufficient to fully compensate the victim for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability or loss of life. The Abrego Law Firm, LLC has experience in helping victims and their families locate other sources of recovery, including uninsured motorist coverage, dram shop liability and vicarious liability for impaired drivers who were working for their employers at the time of the collision.

It is important to contact a Georgia DUI Victims Attorney as soon as possible after the DUI accident occurs. In Georgia, there are time limits for filing a DUI lawsuit and seeking recovery for injuries and damages sustained as a result of a DUI collision. Once this time has expired, it may be impossible to receive any compensation for your injuries and damages. Furthermore, as time passes it becomes increasingly difficult to locate witnesses and other important evidence to support your claim. When a DUI lawsuit is brought to our firm, our attorneys act quickly and roll up their sleeves to track down witnesses, obtain sworn statements and locate important evidence, including prior DUI convictions, blood/alcohol test results and law enforcement investigative files, to ensure maximum monetary compensation for DUI victims and their families.

The criminal and civil penalties for driving under the influence in Georgia are quite severe. Under the law, a person who decides to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is presumed to have acted with a specific intent to cause harm and can be held liable for punitive damages. To avoid criminal and civil penalties, DUI drivers often hire criminal defense attorneys to get the charges reduced or dismissed. When we are involved, we work hard to ensure that doesn't happen. Our attorneys are in regular contact with the prosecuting attorneys, provide victim impact statements and attend traffic court hearings and DUI arraignments to oppose any reduction or dismissal of the criminal charges against the DUI drivers. This is vital to ensuring a DUI victim's full monetary recovery after such a tragic event.

After a DUI collision, victims are in shock and recovering from their injuries and their families are grieving from the loss. Expert legal representation is essential to preserving evidence and obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost someone to a DUI collision, please contact The Abrego Law Firm, LLC to find out how we can help you and ensure justice is served against the DUI driver. Please contact us by calling (404) 334-3324 or by email at info@abregolawfirm.com.

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