Atlanta Drunk Driving (DUI) Injury Case Lawyer

DUI Victims

Have you been hurt or a loved one injured or killed in an accident caused by an alcohol- or drug-impaired driver?  If so, The Millar Law Firm can help you and your family receive the Justice you deserve.

Like you, our mission is to hold drunk and reckless drivers fully accountable for the physical, emotional and financial harm they cause.

What Makes The Millar Law Firm Different in DUI injury claims?

Experience and a mission to recover full compensation whenever possible.  Our firm never represents or defends drunk, drugged or impaired drivers.  You want and need lawyers on your team who strongly believe that DUI and impaired drivers should be fully responsible and made to pay additional damages when they needlessly endanger and harm you, or your family, children or friends.  

Our Experience:  Large Claims Against Drunk Drivers and Negligent Businesses

We help injured persons and their families receive the compensation needed to recover complete justice.  Some examples of our drunk driving settlements and verdicts include:

  • $1.75 Million (full policy limits) Recovered against a drunk driver and a tavern that over-served alcohol for causing a crash that killed a local fire-fighter.
  • $350,000 ($50,000 policy limit) Our firm recovered, and our client was paid a settlement of six-times the limit of the drunk driver’s insurance policy after his insurance company failed to pay the settlement demand and later tried to blame the victim.
  • $320,000($25,000 policy limit and only $9,000 in medical bills) After the insurance company failed to pay the claim against a drunk company employee, our firm took the case to trial and received a verdict of over three-hundred-thousand dollars.
  • $465,000 – DUI settlement against the United States Army.  Our client was injured after an on-duty Army officer became intoxicated at a dinner hosted by Top Brass.

Fast Help When You Need It Most

We understand that when you have been hurt, you have medical bills, and your car has been totaled or damaged by a drunk driver, you need legal advice right away.  

Contact us today to discuss your case.  When you call, email or chat with us, you can speak to a lawyer from The Millar Law Firm free of charge.  

By contacting us today, we can discuss (consultations are free) the facts of your case and the options available to you to recover money for your bills and trauma.  If we can accept your case, the law firm will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you won’t pay any fees for our services unless we recover money for you.

Drunk Driving Accident Cases We Handle In Atlanta and Across the State

Common drunk and drugged driving cases we accept include:

  • Rear-end collisions caused by intoxication
  • Head-on or crossing the center line crashes
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries and Paralysis (spinal cord cases)
  • Fractured bones and Herniated Discs
  • Wrongful Death
  • Claims for Negligent Entrustment of a Vehicle to a Drunk Driver
  • Lawsuits against businesses for serving intoxicated customers

How are DUI Accident Victims and Families Compensated in Atlanta?

In many cases, the drunk driver’s insurance company can be made to pay for the injury and all of the harm caused.  This means that if you were hit by a drunk driver with insurance, there is often at least some insurance coverage that can help.  If a business is responsible for over-serving alcohol to a customer, the company may also be responsible for the damages caused.

Georgia law allows those who are injured by drunk drivers or who lose family members in DUI accidents to be paid for losses through personal injury and wrongful death claims.  Usually this means through a settlement or legal action filed against the impaired driver or, in some cases, a business for over-serving alcohol.  

Negligent Businesses in a DUI Injury Case – Georgia Injury Law O.C.G.A. 51-1-40

A case against a business such as a bar, tavern, restaurant or store, for knowingly serving a person beyond is the point of intoxication, knowing her or she is likely to soon be driving, is commonly called a Dram Shop case.  O.C.G.A. 51-1-40.

Pain and Suffering  

Like other negligent drivers, pain and suffering is compensable when you or a loved one is hit by a drunk driver.

Punitive Damages  

In addition to paying compensation for injuries suffered in an accident, the party or parties responsible for a Georgia drunk driving crash may be ordered to pay punitive damages as well. These damages are meant as a form of punishment and to discourage future driving while drunk or drugged. Unlike some other types of personal injury cases, there is no cap on damages in Georgia drunk driving accident cases.

Who Can Be Held Responsible In an Atlanta DUI Injury Crash Case?

Some parties you may seek compensation from in a DUI accident case may include:

The Drunk Driver 

Georgia and all other U.S. have made it criminal to drive when one’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) is at or more than 0.08 percent. A driver in Georgia can also be charged with DUI if he or she has a lower BAC because the law includes impairment caused by drug use, or “drugged driving.”

Bar, Restaurant or Store 

Georgia law also says that bars, restaurants and stores that sell alcohol to a minor or to someone who was noticeably intoxicated, knowing that the person was soon going to drive a vehicle, can be held responsible for any harm the driver causes. This is called “dram shop liability.”

Social host liability for DUI 

Private individuals who serve alcohol to a drunk driver or allow a drinking driver to use their motor vehicle may also be made to pay damages to people hurt in an auto accident. This is referred to as “social host liability.”

Interesting Fact: The Drunk Driver Doesn’t Need to Be Convicted of a DUI to Recover Compensation

A driver who was drinking or using drugs (including controlled substances or prescription drugs) does not necessarily have to be convicted of DUI (driving under the influence) for the driver, dram shop or social host to be held liable in an accident lawsuit. However, proof that the driver was drinking or was legally impaired certainly helps in making a claim.

We Gather the Facts to Build Your Case

When a drunk driving accident has caused serious injury or death, it is necessary to obtain all of the facts about the driver’s history of drinking and driving and how he or she became intoxicated.  

At The Millar Law Firm, our lawyers will investigate your case, including witness and law enforcement interviews and prior drunk driving convictions of the at-fault driver. We routinely work with forensic experts, accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts to build a strong case. We will review all options in seeking compensation to help you and your family recover as fully as possible.

Our DUI Victims Law Firm Is Ready to Help You Today

Because our law firm specializes in claims and lawsuits against impaired drivers and insurance companies, we are ready to help you today.  Contact The Millar Firm today for a free initial consultation.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

Speaking with a Lawyer with The Millar Law Firm is easy.  Chat with our operator, use the contact form, or call the office now.  A friendly and compassionate attorney will be able to speak with you right away and begin answering your questions.  If we can help you further, we can meet with you at one of our offices, we can travel to you, we can provide you with free transportation, or we can discuss an electronic signature from your own computer or device.